Jackie and Jenna Foster are owners of Funky Fusion, a Filipino - American inspired food truck. Their love for people, food and a good time makes me happy and will make you happy too.
When I asked them about their story they said, "Jenna has always wanted to pursue her own food truck. When she moved to Sarasota one year ago, she decided to seize the opportunity. Jenna wanted a truck so that she could be mobile and cater to different people and different settings. Having a food truck allows for spontaneity and the option to serve various palates. The Philippines is influenced by several cultures, including Spanish, Asian and Chinese. As a chef, Jenna wanted to show the tradition of Filipino food and how it can be fused with other cultures. Hence, Funky Fusion!"
I have a soft spot for Filipino food. My sister-in-law is Filipino and a wonderful cook. Unfortunately she lives in Washington State so I can't get my fix from her every week. Funky Fusion has satisfied my cravings for classic dishes like chicken adobo (pictured below) cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. Jenna & Jackie serve the adobo with garlic fried rice and an over easy egg. The chicken is cooked perfectly. The egg on top is a nice touch especially when it oozes over everything, creating a sauce cutting thru the saltiness of the soy. YUM!
My daughter ordered the beef grilled cheese with its shredded beef, pickled red onions and smoked gouda (pictured below). She loved it.
I also tasted the beloved classic of Filipino cuisine, pancit (pictured below) with its sautéed noodles and Chinese sausage (or not for vegetarians) and fresh vegetables. The bar was set high for this particular dish because my sister-in-law makes it so well, but Funky Fusion did not disappoint.
Jenna and Jackie have not forgotten dessert. I tasted the blueberry-lemon glazed holes right out of the fryer. The fried dough holes are light and the glaze is fresh, bright and not too sweet. A delicious bite. I think the picture below of my daughter eating them says it all.
Funky Fusion is usually hanging out at Calusa Brewing, Big Top Brewing Company or JDub's Brewing (Oct. 2016 featured post) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Funky Fusion will soon be serving Sunday brunch at Big Top. YAY!
Thanks to my new friends, Jackie and Jenna (J2) for sharing Filipino comfort food at its finest. I totally agree with J2 when they told me "the Philippines is truly a hidden culture, a hidden gem." When you meet them and eat their food you will agree as well. Thanks also to the incredible breweries mentioned above for their passion for making excellent local brews and extending hospitality to the Sarasota food trucks.
To know where and when to find Funky Fusion follow them on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
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Photos by Kyra Barger of Faso Photography