Melissa Miranda is the owner of Musang, a Filipino restaurant and community space that opened in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood in January 2020. Mel attended culinary school and worked in kitchens in Florence, Italy, before cooking for two years in New York City. After returning to Seattle, she worked as a sous chef at Bar Del Corso while developing Musang. Now in its third year, Musang has become a place that Mel proudly calls “for us, by us.” She works with a team to craft dishes inspired by childhood memories, further diversifying the landscape of contemporary Filipino American cooking. She is also a Bon Appetit contributor in their Test Kitchen, creating and familiarizing the public about Filipino cuisine.
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