Off The Grid

There are many things I miss about living in the SF Bay Area and one of those many things is the food.  I love the fact that you can get any type of ethnic food in one city.  Not only is the food accessible it’s authentic and yummy as hell.  I really, really , really miss authentic Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese and Mexican food!

Naturally, with me being back in this wonderful city, the one thing that was on top  of my agenda was FOOD (and a wedding and visiting all my friends and family).  I have been eating so much it’s ridonkulous!!  But, I love it!!


One of the places I went to eat was at Off The Grid which is known as a “roaming mobile food extravaganza”, with 30 food trucks and various food tents.  It happens every Friday night at the Fort Mason Center from 5pm-10pm.

Don’t get the wrong idea about the food trucks because they are not your typical “taco truck”, they are what I consider “gourmet food on the go”.  I spent 4 hours roaming and eating on Friday night, I was in heaven!



My first stop was Senor Sisig for a Sisig Pork Taco which is served on a corn tortilla with onions, lettuce and a cilantro cream sauce.   My sister got Sisig Pork fries which is topped with nacho cheese, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapenos.

When we got there the line was pretty short but as the night went on the line got longer and longer.  If you have ever tasted Senor Sisig than you will know that the food is worth waiting in line for.

Don’t know what Sisig is? Click Here to find out.



Our next stop was El Porteno where I got a Pollo Empanada filled with chicken, chorizo, raisins and olives.  The buttery and flaky crust was heaven and the filling was so flavorful. It was a flavor explosion in my mouth!



My sister went to the Onigilly food truck.  To be honest, I didn’t know what Onigilly was until I read their sign.  Apparently, it’s called “The Samurai Snack”,but  it looks just like sushi to me , but it’s made with brown rice.  What do I know?!?

I didn’t get to taste it.  My sister didn’t have anything bad to say about it so I assume it was okay.



Since arriving, my mind has been set on eating a Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) or 10. Lucky for me there was a Littlegreencyclo to satisfy my craving.  Not only did I get my sandwich, I also got to eat a bit of my sister’s garlic noodles and garlic fries.  I must say that I liked the garlic noodles better than the sandwich.



Of course I couldn’t pass up the Cupkates truck.  Unfortunately, we got there later in the day so they were out of most of their flavors.  I really wanted to try the Dulche De Leche cupcake, but ended up having the Ginger Lemon.  It was moist and the flavor combination was perfect!



I love pork buns!  I really wish that I could find them in Joplin.  You can always find pork buns in San Francisco, oh how I miss living close to the city.  Another thing you can find in the city is Chairman Bao.  There pork belly bun is to die for and I mean I would kill to get another one.



Strawberry Nutella Creme Brulee, that’s all that need to be said about that! YUM!

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