TRUCK BUN: Sandwiches with an International Flair @Truck_BunPH @CucinaAndare

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Andrew Pamorada

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Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, American…
Can’t quite figure out your cravings? Truck Bun has a wide variety of sandwich
and wrap offerings that feature flavors from around the world. 

Flavors of Cucina Andare: Food Truck Series


The BBQ Pulled Pork Bun comes highly
recommended. Picture slow-roasted and shredded hickory barbecued pork shoulder
placed under a bed of creamy cabbage coleslaw and sweet corn kernels and then
topped with breaded onion rings… The result is bite after delicious bite of
swine succulence. The meat is tender and flavorful and the veggies and onion
rings added some crunch. I like this particular sandwich that has a good
balance of flavors and textures. 


The Crispy Sisig Wrap was another item in
the menu that made me curious. I couldn’t imagine eating sisig without the sizzling plate so I let my taste buds go on a
gastronomic journey. The pita wrap was filled with bits of sisig (made with minced pig’s ears and cheeks), breaded tofu, egg
and veggies that are drizzled with a special mayo sauce that has spicy
calamansi flavor. I like the attempt of adding tofu to make it healthier.

The Truck Bun Japadog is another
bestseller. This type of dogwich is said to originate in the streets of Canada
and Truck Bun was able to make their own yummy version. The beef frank is
wrapped in nori and dressed with a variety of toppings such as pork floss,
Japanese pickled vegetables and ebiko, and wasabi-flavored mayo.


I discovered that it was Chef Michelle
“Chay” Aquino who invented these creative concoctions. She took up culinary in
Le Cordon Bleu and honed her skills while studying in Australia. She and her
four siblings are behind this food truck business that just opened last May.

“We just wanted something from different
parts of the world so we can showcase what is known in that country,” shares
Chef Chay. “We wanted something that was easy to eat; something that can be
bought for on-the-go people—like a grab-and-go concept.”

She and her siblings planned this food
truck business for more than a year and they officially launched it in Cucina
Andare in the summer of 2013. The chef got the inspiration from the U.S.
television show, Eat St.

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Truck Bun has regular items on the menu but
it also features a new item every month. This August, you will be able to order
some Beef Kobbidah, ground meat shaped into a log, served with butter rice,
grilled tomatoes and onions with white garlic sauce. While diners would get to
taste some Greek flavors come September.

Aside from the monthly specials, Truck
Bun also offers party trays for those who want to bring sandwiches home to
share. The truck can also be rented for private events.

Get to see Chef Chay
in action when she fixes up her wraps and sandwiches (nothing over P200!) in
Cucina Andare. Now you know where to go when hunger strikes.


Telephone number: (+63 2) 722-4320
Mobile number: (+63 910) 472-4863
Twitter: @Truck_BunPH 
Instagram: @Truck_BunPH

Available at Cucina Andare:

Address: Glorietta 3 Park,
Makati (in front of Makati Shangri-La)
Telephone number: (02) 812-0102
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152
Operating hours: Every  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 4pm-3am

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    Live an Awesome Life,


    P.S. Would
    you like to become the next big food entrepreneur at Mercato Centrale group of
    markets? Please get in touch with us at (+63 917) 840-1152 or
    (+632) 812-0102.

    You can also email me personally at or text me +63 917 568-3627

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