A Taste of Manila gears up for summer season

The Filipino food truck will start the season Saturday at the Wausau Children's Festival
Published: May. 10, 2023 at 8:53 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A Taste of Manila, the area’s Filipino food truck is gearing up for its summer season.

The public will have the chance to purchase Filipino cuisine this Saturday during the 49th annual Children’s Festival at Marathon Park. The Children’s Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marathon Park in the ice arena.

CEO Ed Giallombardo and his wife Chef Marjorie will be serving barbecue skewers, lumpia rolls and pancit and a new item which is a ground pork hash with carrots and potatoes. It’s served on rice.

“All very flavorful, not too spicy, with a lot of garlic...” explained Ed Giallombardo of the taste of Filipino food.

He said you’ll see A Taste of Manila at a lot of the area’s music festivals.

“We’re going to be at the fair for the first time. So that’ll be fun. But we’re going to we’re going back to Jackpine we’ll be at the balloon rally. We’re also doing a lot of musical festivals down south and things that we haven’t done before. So we’re really excited,” he said.

During a live interview on Sunrise 7 Ed Giallombardo and his wife Chef Marjorie featured their pork Filipino barbecue.

“It has banana sauce marinade, garlic, Filipino soy sauce... We use authentic Filipino ingredients. We’ll be cooking it on a charcoal grill. The banana sauce adds just a little different flavor than like a ketchup marinade. So it’s a bit different twist on it. But it’s very popular in the Philippines. Probably the most popular street food,” Ed said.

Chef Majorie said the recipes were taught to her by her father.

“Every time I cook, it actually reminds me of him. All the recipes are from him. So I just know when it’s ready,” explained Chef Marjorie.

Summer Schedule:

5/13 - Marathon County Children’s Festival - Marathon Park, Wausau, WI

6/8 - 6/10 - Bonfire Music & Arts Fest - Driftless Music Gardens, Hillsboro, WI

7/7 - 7/8 - Taste N Glow Balloon Fest - Wausau WI

7/13 - 7/16 - La Fête De Marquette - Madison WI

8/1 - 8/6 - Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau WI

8/10 - 8/12 - PeopleFest - Driftless Music Gardens, Hillsboro WI

8/23 - All Stars Under the Stars(Peyton’s Promise Benefit)

400 Block, Wausau WI

8/26 - Railroad of Music - Timekeeper Distillery, Wausau WI

8/30 - 9/3 - The Jackpine Jamboree - Wildlife Campground, Birnamwood WI

9/14 - 9/16 - The Great Northern Squash Festival - Foxboro WI