Occupation: Student/Aspiring Filmmaker
Favorite Restaurant: Señor Sisig Food Truck
Reviewed Señor Sisig Food Truck: Friday, December 20, 2013
This food truck is amazing. As a vegetarian, I’m constantly looking for great dishes that use tofu in them correctly and Sisig is it. On this last visit I ordered one of my favorites, the Tofu Sisig with Steamed Rice (spicy) and I “silog’d” it by adding a fried egg to it, which was placed on top of the rice. I also ordered their dessert, the Ube Alfajores, which is a really buttery, delicate cookie with a purple yam filling. Not super sweet, but just right. I also tried the Sarsi soda for the first time; it’s essentially a Filipino version of Root Beer. Not really my favorite, it kind of had a licorice flavor to it, but it was worth a try.
What I love about my entrée is the simplicity of it yet the amount of flavor I get from it, including spiciness from the jalapeños. You can really taste your protein, in my case tofu, exactly as it is without muddling the flavors. They use firm tofu and fry it, then add a marinade of sweet chili sauce, garlic, and jalapeños to get an amazing sweet and smoky flavor. The mellowness of the rice really calms the spice from the diced jalapeños (which is optional). There are definitely peak hours with this truck due its popularity, so whenever I go, I also plan to go at the beginning or the end of their operating hours to beat the crowds. But I will say, once you order the food, it comes fast. The staff is super friendly, they even remember my name and order. Even though you’re not going to walk away from this place paying less than $8, it’s definitely worth it because of its perfect mix of Mexican spiciness and Asian flavors.
Occupation: Housewife and Foodie
Location: San Francisco
Favorite Restaurant: M.Y. China
Reviewed Señor Sisig Food Truck: Tuesday, January 7, 2013