The food truck craze has officially hit Manila, Philippines by way of the Guactruck, a modern mobile eatery full of sustainable initiatives. The truck itself is a used delivery truck that has been outfitted locally with LED and energy-saving lighting.
Too bad this Filipino-Mexican food truck can’t swing its way elsewhere in the world for a peek at the truck and a chance to taste the delicious-looking food.
The design for the packaging is a creative solution to the wastefulness that most containers are today with it’s single cardboard, origami-inspired design. It’s made of biodegradable paperboard that is easy to recycle. Customers are encouraged to bring their used packaging back and will receive a free meal once they’ve returned 10. The packaging will then be sent for recycling. All of the cutlery used is made from cornstarch and biodegrades within 90 days.
My friend La Gordita had a dinner party last night and I played the part of her sous chef/pastry chef/happy dancing person and we cooked like mad from afternoon to evening. :)
Menu included: roasted pumpkin soup with sour cream and bacon, romaine and arugula salad with apples and oranges and a balsamic vinaigrette, ratatouille, lemon herb roasted chicken, and chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream. Drinks included club soda with lemon and orange wedges, and mango lassi.
Needless to say, we were all happily full afterwards.
My high school friends and I had a high tea party yesterday - it involved eating copious amounts of food, drinking too much tea, and watching extreme sports on TV - and it just makes me really, really thankful that I have awesome friends. :D
Adobo is the name of a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat or seafood marinated in a sauce of vinegar and garlic, browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. Although it has a name taken from the Spanish, the cooking method is indigenous to the Philippines. When the Spanish conquered the Philippines in the late 1500s and early 1600s, they encountered an indigenous cooking process which involved stewing with vinegar, which they then referred to as adobo, which is the Spanish word for sauce or marinade.