Pinoy food truck, Neri’s Curbside Cravings, conquers Los Angeles with tocino and tapa burgers

Pinoy food truck Neri’s Curbside Cravings gains fame in the U.S. reports that in Los Angeles, Neri's Curbside Cravings, a Pinoy food truck, "is attracting attention among foodies for its Filipino-style burgers." The report said, "At $6, the tocino and tapa burgers are not cheap. But even if they are more expensive than the ordinary fastfood hamburgers, people are lining up because of their unique taste." Indeed, the Pinoy burgers have gotten a glowing review from


The food truck is owned and operated by Rhea Rachelle Espino, who took up Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Santo Tomas, and her cousin chef Maria Belzunce, a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts.  The report revealed that Belzunce had worked for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's catering company. Puck is the chef who’s usually tapped to cater in the official parties or "after-parties" of events like the Oscars and the Grammy Awards.



The report described the food truck’s tapa and tocino burgers: "The popular Filipino breakfast meats are turned into a burger patty, topped with cilantro, tomato and egg on a bed of a special mango-bell pepper slaw with garlic aioli spread and served in a pan de sal bun. They also come with a bag of chips."


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