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Nov 11, 2017 @ 13:34

Filipino food truck in Houston brings Filipino flavor to all American burgers

This Filipino food truck is making waves in the US.

Fil-Am Chef Sheldon Simeon recently did a feature on a food truck that is taking homegrownflavors of the Philippines to Houston and it seems that Houston has no problem with it.

“I’m not gonna go to Houston and not do me. That’s right. We’re gonna do Filipino,“ Simeon said in his video for the Eater. The Filipino chef shone the spotlight on the burgers, which are sold on the Flip n’ Patties food truck that has gotten quite popular in their street corner in Washington Ave.

Among the flavorsthe food truck has combined with the all American burger are the longanisa, banana ketchup, Mang Tomas and more. They also started serving Filipino rice plates as soon as they knew they already had a market for it.

“Our goal is to share our Filipino culture ad marry it with something that’s familiar to everybody,” cousins and co-owners Don and Michael Jantesaid, adding that the burger serves as the bridge between the Filipino and American culture.

The cousins, who used to have regular jobs, said that what started as a part time venture slowly became a full time passion after their efforts were well received not just by the small Filipino community but the Americans in the area as well. The burgers were key in getting their patrons interested but the rest is history.

The truck may have just gotten the attention of the internet but its been operating successfully for five years now. Congrats Don and Michael!


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