Filipino-Vietnamese food truck Fil N’ Viet says farewell to East Austin
In a bittersweet moment for the culinary scene in East Austin, Fil N’ Viet, a beloved Filipino-Vietnamese food truck, is preparing to close its doors for the last time on Sept. 16.
Kevin Truong and Rosie Mina-Truong, the duo behind this culinary fusion, are saying farewell to their loyal patrons, but they’re not saying goodbye to the world of food just yet.
Kevin, a culinary expert with 11 years of experience, honed his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants. In Austin, he crossed paths with Rosie, originally from the Philippines, leading to a beautiful love story that culminated in marriage.
Rosie, feeling homesick in the United States, turned to cooking to reconnect with her Filipino roots. Inspired by her mother’s recipes and a collection of cookbooks, she embarked on her own culinary journey.
Their shared curiosity about each other’s cuisines revealed fascinating similarities between Filipino and Vietnamese culinary traditions, giving rise to Fil N’ Viet.
A sumptuous Filipino and Vietnamese food fusion
Their food truck offered a unique blend of Filipino and Vietnamese flavors, creating a delightful fusion that catered to the diverse palates of Austin’s food-loving community. The couple’s mission was clear: to craft authentic dishes and inspire new favorites among their customers.
In an emotional Instagram post, Kevin and Rosie thanked their loyal customers for the support and love they received. The connections forged, friendships made, and memories created over their meals had enriched their lives immeasurably.
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As Fil N’ Viet’s food truck bids farewell, Kevin and Rosie eagerly anticipate a new culinary venture, keeping the details a tantalizing secret. As they prepare for their last day of service on Sept. 16, Austin residents and food enthusiasts are encouraged to savor the unique flavors the couple crafted by visiting one last time.