December 5, 2012 at 7:43am
FILL 'ER UP >>>
The South Sound has been on a slow crawl toward a food truck culture downtown. Permanent taco trailers are scattered here and there. A mobile food court in downtown Olympia officially opened in the summer of 2011. Moveable Feasts, a pop-up food truck festival, saw long lines this past summer at Cheney Stadium. Last month, Lumpia World parked outside UW Tacoma.
As of September another meal on wheels joined the ranks, brought to you by Nate Daep and Melanie Querubin. Big Boys Filipino Food Truck delivers compelling and flavorful Filipino inspired cuisine in Puyallup.
On the cusp of Milton and Puyallup, Big Boys sits in a lot next to a Chevron station on Stewart Road S.W. It's a busy strip of traffic with loads of commuters and truckers zipping by, hard to pull out into traffic during rush hour windows but well worth a visit.
Big Boys serves up Filipino fusion flavors in sandwich and burrito form stuffed with hash browns, egg, cheese, a secret sauce (not ketchup, not mayo, perhaps something in between) and a meat or your choice: bacon, sausage, beef, Spam and longanisa. Longanisa, for those unaware, is a sausage-like patty with a delectable salty sweet flavor marinated in Filipino spices. It may be my new favorite meaty go-to. The longanisa packed loads of flavor between ooey-gooey cheesy bites with the salty sweet meat and piping hot egg. The bun was a divine Pandesal bread, a sweet bread, toasted to perfection. Though built with breakfast staples like egg and hash browns, these sandwiches are good any time of day.
I also opted for a crispy chicken jalapeño popper sandwich. Ka-pow! Talk about a flavor explosion. It packed a spicy punch with sliced jalapenos, cheese, fresh mixed greens and their special sauce served on the same Pandesal bun.
While only a month old, the little food truck has been gaining popularity using Facebook and word of mouth as a vehicle of spreading tasty rumors. I think the congenial crew with its big personality adds to the experience.
BIG BOYS FILIPINO FOOD TRUCK, HOUR VARY (CHECK FACEBOOK), 174 STEWART ROAD SW, PACIFIC
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Looks delicious! Thank you Jackie for share ^^
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