@CucinaAndare: 10 Pioneering FOOD TRUCKS to Kickoff 2013 as the Year of Food Trucks in Manila!
Cucina Andare means "Kitchen On-the-Go" and Glorietta 3 Park is where all the food
trucks in Manila converge every weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4PM to 3AM.
Let's welcome the 10 pioneering food trucks in Manila and check out the 5 reasons why you should go to Cucina Andare:
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Food Truck Hunting Series:
REASON #1: MEET THE MANILA FOOD TRUCKS
Here are the first 10 Innovative food trucks in Manila arranged according to our favorites:
#1: @ShawarmaBros Shawarma Truck
The Shawarma Bros truck is a patented food-truck design by Atoy Llave which uses a Jinbei 2.8 Turbo Diesel Truck customized to look like the food trucks in the US but in a compact 4-wheeler form (16ft long x 6ft wide) so that it can easily navigate the narrow streets and small parking lots in Manila.
To give you an idea on how much a similar food truck would costs:
- P565,000 - Jinbei 2.8 Turbo Diesel Truck (16ft long x 6 ft. wide) with 2 years or up to 40km warranty, and LTO registration.
- P1,080,000- Atoy Llave's Patented Food Truck Customization Package.
ATOY CUSTOMS by VICTOR "ATOY" LLAVE
57 West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Telephone: +632 411-5858, 414-1068
Tip: the best way is to email Atoy Llave directly and mention that you are a friend of OAP so that he will entertain your inquiry immediately.
#2: @ChefBroosy Ramen Truck
Note: Chef Broosy truck is also an Atoy Llave Food Truck creation.
Take a closer look at Chef Broosy's Menu
The most popular in the menu are Chef Bruce's Ramen, Sisig Soft Tacos, and Chicken Pops.
Chef Broosy is owned by Mrs. Cecili Viray and daughter Celine. Read more about it in Yuki Tansengco's post: My Wereabouts | Meet Chef Broosy … at Cucina Andare, Glorietta Open Park
#3: @Mexikombi Burrito Kombi
They are one of the finalists in the Search for the Next Big Food Entreprenuer by Entrepreneur Magazine and Mercato Centrale.
Mexikombi offers true Mexican flavors at very affordable prices served from a Volkswagen Kombi.
Also, I like their food truck where they serve at eye level of the customers and the innovative kombi design is regarded as one of the coolest food trucks in Manila.
#4: @GuacTruck Taco Truck
Guactruck is a designer taco food truck recognized as The First Food Truck in Manila and The Coolest Food Trucks Ever by Huffington Post. This Guacamole Mexican-Inspired Truck was conceptualized and created by Michealle Lee and Natassha Chan; and operated by the original owners of Big Chill.
I'm a little food truck called Guactruck. Here's a burrito bowl; here is my 'stache. When the engine's roaring, hear me come. Drive me up and pay some cash.
Facebook: Guac Truck
Note: Guactruck is also an Atoy Llave Food Truck creation.
I like their healthy Burrito Rice Bowl (P150) served in origami-inspired eco-packaging designed by Michealle. (Take a closer look at the Guactruck Menu)
To complete the healthy meal, you can order fresh fruit juices by Big Chill :)
I do hope they can improve their service by having more friendly and vibrant staff in their truck.
#5: @HungryRover Pinoy Comfort Food Truck
This food truck is conceptualized by Romeo Nacpil Jr. with his UST friend Josef Acuña. They assembled a team with various expertise to support their food truck business:
- Inna Salazar - Josef's girlfriend from La Salle provides the copywriting expertise.
- Voltaire Lozada - UST Orgmate and friend, the sales expertise.
- Mina Cruz - Voltaire's friend from UST
- Abigail Ramos - Romeo's older sister, the HRM expertise.
Hungry Rover serves comfort food in rice toppings, slider (mini-burger), or grilled wraps version. You have three meat options: US Beef Tapa, Pork BBQ or Chicken BBQ. See Hungry Rover Menu
I would recommend the US Beef Tapa with Chili-Hot Rice (P130) and dine inside the Hungry Rover which can sit a barkada of 6. Nice concept :)
Nomnomnom Club's Best Food Truck. "On the other hand, the Best Food Truck Experience belongs to the Hungry Rover truck which even have a dining area inside the truck (good for about 8 people.) for the complete food truck experience." (Cucina Andare: First Philippine Food Truck Market)
#6: @QKebab Shawarma Truck
QKEBAB serves Turkish-doner kebabs from an imported 6-wheeler Chevy Step Van which is the same food trucks used in the US. It was conceptualized by Chef RJ Ungco and the food truck is owned by Bryan Tiu of Teriyaki Boy and Wafu fame.
Note: This food truck is an old truck of Dom Hernandez customized by Del Monte Motors.
Try their premium beef shawarma wraps (P165). Check out QKebab's iPad Menu.
Nomnomnom Club's Best Food Truck. "Since the new food truck market is so eye-catching, we can’t help but compare and judge them. The best-tasting food for the night came from Shawarma Bros courtesy of the Beef Shawarma plate while the Best Food Truck Design goes to QKebab Shawarma & Shawarma Bros." (Cucina Andare: First Philippine Food Truck Market)
#7: @MioGelati Gelato Truck
@MioGelati is the first gelato truck in Manila serving from a Suzuki Super Carry Truck with a Step-up platform. Mio Gelati was conceptualized by Celina Nolasco and the top #2 overall winner of Ultimate Taste Test 7.0. (see Mio Gelati and Mochilato)
It's my favorite gelato dessert in the market because of their innovative flavor combinations. Sometimes I would just get taste-test samples as palate cleanser when going on a food trip in the market :)
#8: The Cheese Steak Shop Manila Truck
The Cheese Steak Shop Manila Truck is a mobile extension of the authentic Philly cheese steak shop in Manila owned and franchised by Mai Uy. The truck also serves as an effective billboard to increase awareness of the brand around the Metro.
THE CHEESE STEAK SHOP Philly Cheese Steak is a top #4 winner of Ultimate Taste Test 8.0.
Note: Cheese Steak Shop Truck is also an Atoy Llave Food Truck creation.
It's my favorite Philly Cheese Steak here in Manila. I recommend the Classic Philly Cheese Steak 5" Amoroso roll (P200) or the 7" Amoroso roll (P280). I usually ask for more sweet chili peppers imported from Delaware. (see the Cheese Steak Shop Menu)
(see related post: Amoroso Rolls...the Secret to Authentic Philly Cheese Steak?)
#9: @BrothersBurger Burger Truck
Brother's Burger is the first gourmet burger truck which is a mobile extension of the Brother's Burger chain. They used a delivery truck customized with a kitchen that acts as a mobile store at the same time a mobile billboard for the brand.
Check out the Brother's Burger Menu
Burger by Design. Best Burger in Town
Facebook: BROTHERS BURGER, Best Burger in Town
#10: YLAYA Nutri Truck
YLAYA Nutri Truck is a healthy food truck coming all the way from Ylaya in Lipa, Batangas conceptualized by Xidee A. Igle. It is the first food truck in Batangas and they take pride in serving 100% nutritious food which are preservative-free, No Nitrate & Nitrite, No Extenders, NO MSG, No Artificial Colors.
Try their Sauger which is a Burger-like sausage sandwich served in Moringa Buns topped with coco relish, cheddar cheese and Ylaya original sauce. Two Saugers + Banana Chips cost P100 only. You can also buy Frozen Vegan Sausage (44 pcs.) for P290/kg. (Check out: Ylaya Nutri Truck Menu)
This exactly the kind of startup food entrepreneur that we want to help :)
YLAYA NUTRI TRUCK
YLAYA NUTRI BAR a.k.a. YNB 100% Nutritious
Facebook: YLAYA NUTRI BAR
Related Blog Posts about Food Trucks @CucinaAndare:
- TSINOY FOODIES | Cucina Andare: The First Food Truck Market in the Philippines! (Part 1)
- TSINOY FOODIES | Cucina Andare: More than just a Food Truck Market (Part 2)
- RJD EXPLORER | After Mercato, here comes Cucina Andare
- NOMNOMCLUB | Cucina Andare: First Philippine Food Truck Market
To know more about Food Trucks, join the Food Truck Association of the Philippines!
REASON #2: DISCOVER NEW FOOD CONCEPTS
Check out the Chicken + Waffle craze in the US finally in Cucina Andare in Manila. It's a fried chicken with mayonnaise, maple syrup sandwiched in waffles; a good recovery food and a must-try when you are in Cucina Andare. For more info, check out Chicken+Waffle Haus FB Page.
Another must try is Schmidt's Gourmet Hotdogs like the Aucklander (P130) with Aioli, Mint Jelly, Tomato Relish and the Coney Island Chili Dog (P145) with Homemade Chili, Cheese, Jalapeño, Onion Relish.
REASON #3: SHOWCASE FILIPINO STREET FOOD FAVORITES
Cucina Andare is designed to be a tourist destination for authentic Filipino street food like:
REASON #4: EAT IN A PARK AMBIANCE
The best spot is beside the nightly acoustic entertainment with up and coming acoustic performers or from the best acoustic performers like Johnoy Danao singing on opening day.
REASON #5: ENJOY FOOD WITH SIGNATURE DRINKS
Stella Artois and signature Cocktails from Union Bar! (see Union Market Bar Menu)
Read complete story here: OAP | BAYANI BREW's Purple Leaf Tea!
Check this out every weekend in Glorietta 3 Park :) See you!
First Food Truck Market by Organizers of Mercato Centrale
Glorietta 3 Park infront of Shangrila Hotel Makati, 6750 Building, and Glorietta 3
Operating Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4pm to 3am
Telephone: +63 917 840-1152.
Food Truck Hunting Series:
- FOOD TRUCK Hunting in SanFo: @SenorSisig, @ChairmanTruck & @HapaSF!
- FOOD TRUCK Hunting in LA: @TapaBoyLA, @GrlldCheeseTruk & @WhiteRabbitTruk
- @CucinaAndare: 10 Pioneer FOOD TRUCKS in Manila!
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Full Disclosure: OurAwesomePlanet is a co-founder of Cucina Andare. I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't accept advertising from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
P.S. Thank you all for coming to the historic opening day of Cucina Andare!