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$21 via Pay Pal (www.paypal.com) to [masked]
$20 via Check (email me for address)
Payments must be made by 07/14 to reserve your spot. The payment will cover the entire event. IMPORTANT: You can not just show up for this event. Only a pre-payment will guarantee your RSVP.
All payments are non-refundable after 07/14.
Please note that we will meet at our designated truck location near downtown. It is curbside eating with no tables and chairs. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair for comfort, but please note none will be provided.
Photos from Gastronomy Blog (http://gastronomyblog.com/2010/06/15/the-manila-machine-los-angeles/)
Being Filipina, I'm always trying to promote Filipino Food as much as I can, whether it's blogging about it or organizing meals to various Filipino restaurants around town. Ever since the gourmet food trucks started rolling on the road, I kept on wishing for a Filipino Food Truck. Finally, the Manila Machine (http://themanilamachine.com/) has arrived. Run by two Filipino food bloggers, Marvin of Burnt Lumpia (http://burntlumpia.typepad.com/) and Natassia of Let Me Eat Cake (http://theletmeeatcake.blogspot.com/), it's already seeing some success and lucky for us, I was able to set up a tasting menu with them.
For just $20/$21, our tasting menu is going to include:
Lumpiang Shanghai: Seasoned pork, carrots, and spicy ginger wrapped in thin eggroll skins and deep-fried.
Spam Slider: Spam, fried egg, and banana ketchup on a pan de sal roll.
Longanisa Slider: Sweet pork and garlic sausage patties, caramelized onions, arugula, and mango jam on a pan de sal roll.
Chicken Adobo: Chicken braised in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay, and black pepper. Fragrant and savory. Served over steamed jasmine rice.
Sisig over Rice: Spicy calamansi-marinated pork cheeks, onions, and chicharon. Served over steamed jasmine rice.
Tapsilog: Sweet calamansi beef served with garlic-fried rice and a fried egg.
Special Off Menu Item: TBD
Turon: Banana eggroll
Ube Cupcake: Purple yam cupcake
Drinks much be purchased separately. Soft Drinks are $1 and Calamansi and Mango Juice are $2. This is definitely going to be a tasty introduction to Filipino food, so I hope you'll be able to make it. Until then, check out more photos below.