Sun, food trucks, music, grass. The Long Beach Street Food Festival was in town for a second time on Oct 9. Over 20 trucks participated and some of them were The Grilled Cheese Truck, Crepes Bonaparte, and The Nom Nom Truck. I tried The Manila Machine for the second time, the Ahn-Joo Truck, and The Sweets Truck.
|sisig with steamed jasmine rice from the Manila Machine|
|beef tapa pan de sal slider from the Manila Machine|
|ube cupcake from the Manila Machine|
I hit up the Manila Machine first. I've always wanted to try their pan de sal sliders. Pan de sal is a Filipino dinner roll eaten mainly for breakfast, and tastes great dipped into coffee. I ordered the beef tapas slider with a pickled relish. The sour relish balanced the saltiness in marinated beef tapa. It also had a Sriracha mayo. Their sisig was a bit oily but nonetheless very tasty. The best part of this truck was the ube (purple yam) cupcakes with a buttercream frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut.
|bacon wrapped rice cylinders with a jalapeno ponzu sauce from Ahn-Joo|
|potsickers with a chili dipping sauce from Ahn-Joo|
|spicy chicken with Korean peppers from Ahn-Joo|
I ended the event with a lavender Italian soda from the Sweets Truck and entertainment on the grass. The event turned out to be a great success, and I literally could not eat another bite. The trucks were all very helpful when I asked what they recommended. I would visit these trucks again.
Follow these trucks on Twitter to see if they will be coming to a neighborhood near you:
The Manila Machine - @manilamachine
Ahn-Joo Truck - @AhnJooLA
The Sweets Truck - @TheSweetsTruck
To stay updated on upcoming Long Beach Street Food Fests follow:
Long Beach Street Food Festival - @LBStreetfood