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September 14, 2011

Guactruck: The First Food Truck in Manila!

September 14, 2011

Guactruck: The First Food Truck in Manila!

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Guactruck is the first LA-inspired food truck in Manila.

This is the next evolution of the original food trucks of Burger Machine and the jollijeeps in Makati. The key difference is that the Guactruck is mobile. Plus, it is themed and serves good food.

Guactruck (which stands for Guacamole Truck) offers open burrito bowls, which are like Mexican-inspired rice toppings. The truck does not have any kitchen but it does have a serving counter, a sofa and window-type airconditioning.

Finally, the food truck craze has arrived in the Philippines!

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This was the first digital rendition of Guactruck when they applied in early July at Mercato Centrale. It has a natural wooden finish and a large full-length glass window. They intended for it to have a museum and showroom feel.

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The back of the truck lists their contact information: hello@guactruck.com, twitter @guactruck and the official website: www.guactruck.com.

The foodies were naturally curious about what it was, and some were intimidated because of the overall aesthetic of the food truck. It gave them the impression that it was a bit on the expensive side.

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When it finally opened, the lovely Guactruck ladies won over the foodies. :)

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Guactruck officially opened its doors (or should I say windows? :) ) last September 9, on a rainy Friday night @ Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City.

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Here is an elevated view from the inside of the truck.

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Here is a guide on how to order from Guactruck:

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STEP 1: The burrito bowl comes with one cup of Cilantro Lime Rice.

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STEP 2: The choice of filling determines the cost of the Burrito Bowl -- Beef (P155), Chicken (P150), Pork (P150), and Vegetarian with caramelized onions and sauteed greens (P140).

The food is simple, colorful and made fresh. You can see your meal being prepared and you can control what goes into your bowl.

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STEP 3: You can add Mild Salsa (sweet corn salsa with fresh cilantro) or Medium Salsa (tomatoes, red onions, fresh cilantro and a hint of green chili) or choose both options. 

You can also add lettuce, sour cream and cheese. To make it easy for you, just order all the toppings. :)

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What is interesting about their burrito bowl is that is it served in an eco-friendly and origami-inspired food box. It is like a bud blossoming into a flower, revealing your meal. Amazingly, only one piece of cardboard is used per container -- no glue or plastic around! The cutlery, on the other hand, is made from corn starch.

They highly encourage their customers to return the packaging to them for recycling. They offer an incentive of one free meal in exchange for ten returned containers. :)

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Thank you to all those who supported the dry run of the first food truck in Manila last weekend!

Guactruck Second Night-11.jpgGet to meet the young and lovely lady entrepreneurs of Guactruck -- Natassha, Michealle and Micaela.

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The Guactruck can be found in Midnight Mercato every Friday night and Saturday night from 10pm - 3am.

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Please note that they are still on dry run. They are hoping for your support and patience as they stabilize their food truck operation.

Guactruck will officially open on Sept. 12, 

See you this weekend @ Midnight Mercato!

Michealle Renee Y. Lee
Email: michealle@guactruck.com
Mobile: +63 917 808-1999
Website: www.guactruck.com

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Guactruck is a vendor partner of Midnight Mercato @ Bonifacio Global City, which we organize.

P.S. Watch out for Street Meat (an LA-inspired food truck with a kitchen that serves gourmet burgers) and the Gelato Mobile in Soderno! :)

P.P.S. We are forming a Food Truck Association of Manila, so if you have a food truck concept or project in mind, please coordinate with us so that, together, we can change the food scene in the metro. :)

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