Filipino food is very special to me, and I love it. Anything with meat and rice, I love. When I had the chance to try Tapa Boy, Filipino cuisine food truck, I jumped on it. In all honesty, anything with meat and rice, I can eat it for days. That would be a big weakness of mine. To me, meat and rice is lunch or dinner, but for the guys at Tapa Boy, it’s breakfast.
I tried the Tapa Bowl, Sinangag Itlog Beef. It comes with a bed of garlic rice, beef tender loin in a teriyaki type sauce, pickled veggies and an egg on top. This thing really felt like home cooking to me. As a kid, I would come home, and all there would be is rice in the cooker, and a pot full of beef or pork. I’d just mix the two with some soy sauce and I was set. This dish really reminded me of that. And the runny egg on top, well, you guys should already know how I feel about that. I love it! It was delicious. The pickled veggies really rounded out the flavors well.
Upon picking up my order, I was handed one of their fried dessert plates. 50% of me knew it was a mistake, 50% of me said, “oh free dessert?” After correcting the clerk’s mistake, I had regretted not ordering one. The desserts are fried egg roll wrappers, wrapped in some kind of banana custard or flan. It looked delicious, and I would probably try that next time I see these guys.
Tapa Boy found their niche in the food truck game. They do home cooking of meat and rice and it truly hits home.