Over this past weekend, Feyma and I were watching a TV show about street food in the USA. They showed street foods from different locations all over the USA on this show, and believe me, most of it looked extremely delicious.
As we started to watch the show, in the introduction they were showing quick shots of many of the street foods as a sort of teaser. I saw something that made me sit up and take notice. They showed some pork that looked exactly like Liempo Balamban, the rolled pork that Feyma and I regularly cook on my MindanaoBob’s BBQ Grill. I told Feyma that I saw what looked like our pork recipe, and she quickly agreed with me.
Well, as the show progressed, they featured this truck that goes around to different locations in San Francisco. The truck is called “Roli Roti” and it is basically a rotisserie on wheels. They cook chicken, pork and roasted potatoes on the truck and go to various locations around the SF area selling their food. It seems that mostly they go to Farmer’s Markets where people are hungry from all of that intense shopping they are doing! As we watched about this Roli Roti place, they were showing how these folks cook a pork belly, rolled up on their rotisserie. Indeed, this thing is exactly like what Feyma and I have been cooking on our BBQ grill for over a year now! In fact, I contend that this “Roli Roti” Rotisserie truck is nothing more than a MindanaoBob Deluxe BBQ Grill on wheels! They have hijacked my idea! They must have seen it right here on LiP!
I must say, I am not too happy about having my idea hijacked by some entrepreneur in San Francisco! However, I must also admit that seeing this guy’s food makes my mouth water. In fact, I picked up an idea or two from him! For one, he cooks the roasted potatoes down underneath the rotisserie units, so that as the chickens and pork are cooking, the juices from both drip down on the potatoes. What a great idea! I am going to have to engineer something like that. In fact, I can even envision cooking rice down underneath the rotisserie, having those juices flavor the rice! Wow! I’m going to be busy on this. Hmm… maybe I could make a mobile version of the MindanaoBob Deluxe BBQ Grill too, and travel around the Davao region with my delectable foods!
Check out the video below showing the Roli Roti mobile!