The lunch truck sure has evolved.
A new breed — unconnected to questionable bagged sandwiches hocked at construction sites — has parked its delicious fare all over the city.
I tracked down Filistix for a take-out container of Sisig ($7) over rice accompanied by a side of tangy slaw, dotted with dried cherries. The marinated pork belly was tender and rich with soy and ginger.
The spicy Filipino flavours blended on my tongue and shimmied on my taste buds as they passed.
The Filistix mobile menu changes depending on available ingredients, but I do hope to catch its chicken adobo on a return visit, which will be very soon.
I may even have to resign myself to visiting CAB at the U of A or the Robbins at MacEwan during the winter months to get my Filistix fix.
During the summer months, most trucks will tweet their location (#yegeats) or post them online, so they aren’t tough to find.
And they’re well worth it when you do.
Visiting the restaurant
Address. Various locations
Website. Filistix.com or @filistix.com
Price range. Low
Business lunch. No
Social lunch. Yes
Quick solo lunch. Yes
Lunch with co-workers. Yes