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June 15, 2017

How We Celebrated PH Independence Day | Joy Ride (by NutriAsia)

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia

#MasarapMasaya sa Joy Ride by NutriAsia

People have different ways of celebrating Independence Day and showing their nationalistic side. I treat every day as a Holiday (especially that I am no longer in the corporate). But ironically, during special red letter days, that's when I usually catch up on sleep. But not last Monday - Philippines' Independence Day.

I (together with @rodelflordeliz and @rodmagaru) celebrated Philippines' Independence Day differently this year. Maybe not-so different for most people. We spent the day in Luneta - Rizal Park.

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
We bumped into #TheDreys at zero kilometer

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia

I was kind of worried when going around crowded places because of all the chaos happening around the world. But if I die on Independence Day, it would have been a beautiful day to die :D (wow!) I just felt the need to still look cute that day Haha

Before we headed to our destination, we made sure that we were dressed for the occasion. We got candy-colored shirts from Penshoppe and we sure looked like the Philippine Flag (redefined!).

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
Pastel Colored Shirts from Penshoppe

When we arrived in Luneta, the mood was festive despite the boiling hot weather. There were food stalls, job fairs and kiosks offering entertainment and food for families and friends. We stopped by at the Joy Ride! by NutriAsia (because it was #MasarapMasaya there!).

Joy Ride! by NutriAsia food truck in Luneta, eager to have a taste of both traditional and new Filipino comfort food made with quality products of NutriAsia.

According to Dang de Leon, corporate marketing consultant at Nutri-Asia Inc., the food truck goes around the metro serving reimagined local food fare. “We tweak classic Pinoy comfort food to make the taste more appealing to millennials,” she explains, saying that the brand has partnered with GalaStars Culinary, which is headed by renowned chef Ernest Reynoso Gala, “because they know what young people want.”

We tried Adoburrito, with a choice of Spicy Adobo and Humba Adobo, a dish popular in the Visayas. The Adoburrito wrap is a combination of the popular adobo and burrito, created with highly mobile young professionals in mind. Another favorite is the Pinoy Chicken Slider served with pan de sal and the Siga Bagnet Wrap, which is prepared using Mang Tomas Siga, a spicy version of the regular Mang Tomas sauce. It also has Datu Puti vinegar and cucumber to give it a kick.

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia

I love snacking  Skinny Chix, which is astreet food made crunchier and more flavorful by using NutriAsia’s recently launched, first-in- the-market Golden Fiesta Big Crunch Fry and Shake, a breading mix in smoked barbeque, cheese, and sour cream variants.

Everything was prepared on site to keep it fresh when served! The food was even made perfect with drinks from Locally. I love the flavors like mangosteen, guyabano, kamias, dalandan and kalamansi. These are locally sourced Pinoy fruits that we have bottled into natural juices.

Prices at Joy Ride! range from P40 to P80. The brand makes their offerings as affordable as they can because they want everyone to have a taste of their food creations. The serving portions are likewise larger than average, perfect for sharing.

Joy Ride Food Truck NutriAsia
Luneta Park Joy Ride by NutriAsia
Luneta Park Joy Ride by NutriAsia

Watch for the Joy Ride! by NutriAsia, which started rolling out in Metro Manila this month, serving people at food parks, employees of business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, and customers at bazaars, events, and universities. You must try all the food and have your photos taken! 

#Ruroro 's next stop was - the Chinese Garden. 

Chinese Garden Photos

... to be continued.

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