CheBogz Filipino Food Truck

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Honestly, they had me at “lumpia.” I caught up with CheBogz recently at a SeattleFoodTruck.com‘s Sodolicious Extravaganza at Starbucks Corporate Headquarters.

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Mango drink

As I waited for my food, I was struck by the interactions of staff with customers. For a new truck, I was impressed with the level of service. Also, the food came out fairly quickly, which surprised me on such a busy day.

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Lumpia, pancit, and rice

The menu had good variety but I knew I had to try the lumpia, pancit, and rice. At $7, I found myself wondering about the portion size. Well, it was more than enough! In fact, I had to share with a friend because I was full. The lumpia was warm out of the fryer and a sweet chili sauce was served with it. The pancit was what I expected in terms of texture and flavor. I ordered mango juice with coconut milk to wash it down. The sweet, creamy drink was perfect for a warm summer/fall kinda day.

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Island combo

The next day, I was at Shoreline Farmers Market and was surprised to see CheBogz there. It was a rainy day near the end of the market season. The market sets up tents and seating for people and monitor the areas to keep it as dry as possible. I ordered the island combo and an order of free lumpia, which you get if you them on Instagram or Facebook. The island combo had a bit of everything: lumpia, pancit, rice, shrimp, longanisa, and pork sparerib. The lumpia, pancit, and rice were as good as the day before. Longanisa can be prepared different ways. I like the way it was prepared here, with the sausage intact and simply sliced down the middle. The pork sparerib was gooey, sticky, and caramelized! It was flavorful and messy!

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Lumpia – 5 pieces

Excited to see more of the truck in the future. I think there are some tweaks that could be made to improve but overall, I like their food.

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