CHEF ROBBY GOCO:  Porchetta at The Orange Truck at MFWF
Oh la la! My saliva can't stop from dripping, dreaming about Chef Robby Goco's Porchetta ever since I tried it. He gives a new meaning to street food. Are you wondering why I said that?

You see, Chef Robby Goco will be participating at the first ever Food Truck War in Philippine history, wherein six Filipino celebrity chefs will be pitted against each other in the kick-off event of the first Manila Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) to be held on February 22-25, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia complex. This is the first cooking event of such kind. This event will showcase not only Filipino food but also the world class talent of our own local chefs. The celebrity chefs will battle it out at the MOA open grounds on February 22, 2013 starting at 5 p.m. The chefs will board their own color-coded trucks equipped with state-of-the-art kitchen. 

Each competing chef has been assigned a team color. Chef Robby Goco was assigned in the orange truck.The friendly competition will showcase the culinary prowess and serving flair of celebrity chef Robby Goco (He owns my favorite Cyma Restaurant, Charlie’s Grind & Grill and Achiote Taqueria) together with five other chefs. But forget about the the other chefs! Go straight to the Orange truck and try Chef Robby Goco's delicious Porchetta.
Each master chef must come up with an appropriate food truck meal of choice that will be sold to event guests, foodies, or anyone willing to try their concoction. The chef who comes up with the most orders (online at, or through onsite sales which will only cost you Php 250.00) will be declared the cook-off champion and will win prizes. The champion will also be determined by a series of challenges like for example, the first to serve 250 meals, most online sales, most onsite sales and most meals served, etc.”
For his competing dish, Chef Robby Goco, who started baking and selling goodies at age six, goes back to the roots of Pinoy festivities to serve his own rendition of the popular lechon.
“I will serve Porchetta, a traditional pork lechon roll from central Italy,” says Chef Robby Goco. 

What is Porchetta?

It is pork belly seasoned with garlic, rosemary, fennel, and other herbs stuffed with pork loin, then rolled and roasted to a crisp.
I was one of the lucky ones who were given a preview on what a Porchetta is. Chef Robby Goco served his very own version of Porchetta in a traditional way in an Italian inspired bread popularly called ciabatta roll, which is crisp outside, very soft and slightly sour inside. It’s topped with fresh wild arugula and onion marmalade. To make the experience better, Chef Robby Goco served the Porchetta with four sauces:

The good chef offered us four types of sauces. I experimented with three. Mix and match it is for me. Ha ha ha! I had aioli (garlic mayonnaise)
 Which I mixed with salsa verde (herb sauce).
To give it a little kick ( anghang), I put a little ajvar (east Mediterranean eggplant and pimiento sauce). The result is a mind-boggling super delicious experience. I almost do a cartwheel right in the middle of the room!
For those with classic taste, try the classic liver sauce. 

These sauces, Goco adds, will give the porchetta a brand-new dimension. It will be served with roasted sea-salt potatoes on the side. “Truly a perfect street food for a great food truck experience,” he says.
Even without the sauces, Chef Robby Goco's Porchetta tastes like heaven! You ought to try Chef Robby Goco's Porchetta, it is simply very innovative! An art in itself. No wonder even kids love his creations. 

So, who said that street foods must only mean fried fish balls, hotdogs or dimsum? Go and try Chef Robby Goco's Porchetta at the Orange Truck on February 22, 2013 and I bet, you too will be saying that Chef Goco has given a new meaning to street food! Hurry, buy your tickets now online to save about a hundred pesos. At the event itself, tickets will be sold at Php 350.00 each whereas if you buy online at groupon, for example, you only pay Php 250.00. Wow! That's a cool deal for Chef Robby Goco's Porchetta! Remember, go straight to the Orange truck!

Chef Robby Goco will not earn anything from this event. All proceeds from the MFWF 2013 will be forwarded to a scholarship fund that will help 500 poor but deserving students earn a degree in culinary education.