Keep On Trucking
A gourmet comfort food trend that began in America when patrons wearied of the cost and formality of restaurant dining, mobile food stations soon sprang up across the country, spawning a subculture of Twitter and internet-led location information and in-the-know one-upmanship.
Arriving now in Manila’s Glorietta Park in the form of new weekend food market Cucina Andare (‘kitchen on the go’), a line of food trucks set up shop between 4pm and 3am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, where sociable locals and visitors alike arrive for an evening of outdoor culinary indulgence, live music and buzzing atmosphere.
Staying true to food truck roots, offerings at Cucina Andare read like an encyclopedic menu of American comfort food: Philly cheese steaks, hot dogs, Hungry Rover’s sliders (mini-burgers), grilled US beef wraps, barbecued pork, and Cajun chicken, all served with a side of fries. But if these don’t please your palate, more international options include lamb shawarma, Japanese ramen and Turkish doner kebabs, while for Mexican-lovers, the little Volkswagen camper of MexiKombi satisfies the carb-starved with 12-inch burritos.
There’s even the much-loved Chicken+Waffle Haus, serving Belgian bready goodness with meat and maple syrup, or choose the healthy Ylaya Nutri-Truck for preservative- and MSG-free fare, before finishing with MiaGelati’s Red Velvet or Tequila Rose gelati. Keep on trucking!