Ambergris Caye Has a Truck Stop and I Predict a HUGE HIT
The first thing you are going to ask is “When does this wonderful place open?”, so I will answer that immediately. Saturday 11am to 8pm. The Truck Stop – about 1.5 miles north of the bridge. San Pedro’s newest, hippest and only outdoor food court and beer garden.
Three containers/restaurants and one gorgeous bar – with this beautiful mural/postcard…you almost get the feeling Route 66 runs right down Ambergris Caye. Now all we need is a few Wigwam Motels and a Cadillac (or Club Car?) Ranch.
Here’s the food. Cool Cone…which will be serving The Ice Cream Shoppe’s GORGEOUS ice creams in standard and nutty flavours like Guinness, Maple Bacon and Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The middle cart is RASA…Southeast Asian cuisine. Noodle dishes, satays…I will show you.
And then the third “truck” – still being painted – will be Latin American. And more specificially – the South American corn cakes – arepas.
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Lights! Cameras! Eatery! The Truckstop in San Pedro, Belize, is ready for its closeup
Adam and Jackie Feldman were talking hopefully about a “soft opening” this Saturday for their two newest restaurants — the Malaysian/Southeast Asian bistro Rasa and the Latin American cuisine Arepa — in The Truckstop, the new freight container dining complex north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge.
As the two most original restaurants here in ages, Rasa and Arepa have got buzz on the island. Buzz all over the island.
Truckstop is the creation of local filmmakers Ben and Joanna Popik. It is modeled on the foodtruck phenomena that has held American foodies in thrall for years. Only, Ben and Joanna grabbed brand new shipping containers — four of them — and have distributed them around an artfully landscaped lagoon-side lot, about a mile north of the bridge.
On Thursday, the staff prepared items from the menus of both restaurants for the first time for a small group of people. I was one of those lucky people and I’ve got to say, the food was spectacular. Flor Bradley from Wine De Vine brought a selection of wines to see which would pair best with each dish.
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A preview of awesomeness at The Truck Stop!
I’m sorry I used awesome in the headline…and keep using it in this story, but it’s what keeps popping in my mind when I think about the tasting/preview we were invited to. The Truck Stop is the brainchild of Ben and Joanna Popik (of Island Films fame), and over the past few months, they have been teasing us with images of the containers on their Tres Cocos property.
It’s an outdoor food court, featuring two distinct food containers/restaurants, one ice cream shop and a really cool bar with an amazing mural (painted by the island’s one and only: Papo, the master) that is ALREADY becoming the new must-photograph item while on Ambergris Caye.
When we arrived at the site, finishing touches were being placed, including the painting of the Cool Cone (ice cream shop) exterior. Ben has promised 14 flavors of ice cream courtesy of the Ice Cream Shoppe, including Maple Bacon, Salted Caramel, Guinness, even Pumpkin Spice Latte.
That’s the dessert side of things, which you’ll enjoy after you’ve had some of the fabulous flavors from Rasa!
I’d spoken to Chef Hasni about the plans for this container the night he invited us to the tasting, and he described the plans for Malaysian street food. I didn’t really know what to expect, but figured street food equals delicious naughtiness, and I was right!
Arepas – I’ve heard of them, I’ve not really figured out what they truly are. The second food truck is primarily Latin American, and Arepas the specialty.
I initially thought arepas were like a Johnny Cake, but corn based…what we got were delicious corn cakes that were flavorful, and the perfect vehicle for fillings like steak and chimichurri, or served as arepa bowls – with chicken and beef, and to cap it off: El Diablo, featuring fiery shrimp that had been marinated in habanero pepper!
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What’s new? The Truck Stop
As Ambergris Caye continues to grow as the top tourism destination in Belize, new establishments open to add to the island’s tourism product. Its newest establishment is surely an innovative one! Located just about a mile north of Sir Barry Bowen Bridge, The Truck Stop is a unique fast-food courtyard made out of shipping containers. Eager residents and visitors alike flocked to their location on Saturday, November 21st for some good food, cold drinks and even ice-cream during their soft opening.
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