It’s been years since you could find Filipino food in El Paso, and now it’s back and better than ever. This food truck is so good, they bypassed winning the Best Food Truck category to snag Best Asian Restaurant in this year’s Best of the Best Awards. Husband and wife team Jack and Amy serve authentic Filipino staples alongside Chinese, Thai and Japanese delicacies.
The menu rotates often, but you can usually start off with veggie spring rolls, pork lumpias (eggrolls) or curried chicken empanadas that are all fried, but not at all greasy. Also popular are the steamed sui mai (dumplings), sio pao (steamed buns) and bbq chicken or pork skewers. APFC delivers all the comfort foods of the Philippines, like grilled chicken pansit (noodle dish), sinigang (pork tamarind soup) and pork adobo (braised in vinegar and soy sauce). Everything is made from scratch, right down to the noodles, which have included udon, ramen and ho fun dishes. Wash it down with a boba tea, which come in various flavors of Thai tea, coconut, mango and more.
Global exploration doesn’t end at dessert, where APFC presents unique dessert options of Swiss rolls, steamed Vietnamese cupcakes and Japanese cotton cheesecake, a cross between cheesecake and sponge cake that is steamed rather than baked. They’ve featured flavors like taro, purple yam, matcha green tea, strawberry, pineapple and more. If you’re lucky, you can try halo halo, a Filipino parfait of shaved ice, sweet beans, jelly and fruits, topped with purple yam ice cream and crisped rice.
With a menu like no other, this red food truck needs to be on your radar. They can mostly be found in the Northeast and far east sides of town.
$3-8; 915-820-2925; Vegetarian friendly; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asian-Pacific-Food-CoLLC/265852666949003