Rice plates for all

Afritada rice plate, Wandering Boba

I've heard various theories about why Filipino food isn't more popular in the United States, but one is that it's too “weird” for Americans (see: balut). That's where the Wandering Boba food truck's rice plates come in. They're easily accessible for even picky, unadventurous people, but still pack flavor for Filipino food fans. Take the afritada rice plate ($9): a heaping pile of rice topped with a creamy coconut-milk curry with chicken, onion, bell pepper, potato, carrot and mild spices. Most of Wandering Boba's plates with comforting meats and rice are just as enticing—check its social media accounts for the daily special and the truck's location. www.wanderingboba.com.