Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!
Food For Thought: Pimp My Rice
Winnipeg seemed to get a slower start on street food, with hot dogs, burgers and fries being the easiest things to find coming out of a truck. Pimp My Rice is a welcome addition to the growing number of unique food trucks popping up on our streets. Owners Roddy and Helene Seradilla are out to introduce Filipino food to those who may not have had the chance to try it, by way of their bright blue food truck.
The menu begins with Lumpia (spring rolls), Pinoy BBQ Skewers and Pancit (rice noodles, vegetables, tofu). Crispy chicken wings marinated in the famous Adobo sauce are a popular addition to any meal, or can be a meal themselves when ordered with a side of rice. Entrée options are Tocilog (tocino) or Tapsilog; they are each accompanied by an egg and are served on a bed of garlic fried rice. Tocilog is a sweet marinated pork (also available with chicken) and Tapsilog is a mildly spicy beef marinated in citrus and soy sauce. Turon, the Filipino banana fritter is available for dessert, if you have enough room for it!
Pimp My Rice is usually located on Broadway, at Edmonton but you can always follow them on Twitter or visit their website to see exactly where they are when you have a craving for some Filipino comfort food! You can’t help but notice Pimp My Rice on the street, the truck looks amazing and the line-up outside of it doesn’t hurt either. Friendly staff, including owner Roddy, are happy to take your order and answer your questions. Roddy really seems to have found his passion; and this definitely won’t be the last you hear of Pimp My Rice. They’ve got some cool expansion ideas for the future, but for now they are busy enjoying the success their food truck has brought them so far.
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