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Meryenda - A Filipino Food Truck in Ottawa, Canada

My family and I went to the Philippine Embassy located at Ottawa, Ontario. After we are done with our business there and as lunch approached, we were getting hungry and we decided to search for Filipino food. We looked and searched for Pinoy foods nearby on Google and we found a food truck that cooks and serves Filipino street food snacks and merienda.

Ordering Filipino Street Food Snacks at the Meryenda Food Truck 

Meryenda: Fine Filipino Street Food

Meryenda is one of the food trucks serving Filipino food snacks and Pinoy street foods in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The Filipino crew is very friendly and the food you order is cooked on the spot so it is served steaming hot, warm, and freshly made.  They also pack your food neatly in an eco-friendly paper bag. 

Beside the food truck is an area with a small line of wooden picnic tables and benches with red umbrellas for shade.  Just neatly tucked behind the food truck are garbage cans and recycled bins where you can place your litter when you are done eating.

Meryenda Food Truck Business Location

This Meryenda Food Truck is conveniently located at the corner of Prince of Wales and Meadowlands. Here is the location of their business address: 1448 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 1P1

If you are near the Philippine Embassy of Ottawa or if you are located near the center of the city, it will take you approximately 15 to 20 minutes to reach this food destination depending on the traffic.

Meryenda Food Truck Menu

You glance and take your time reading, picking, and choosing which Pinoy snack or Philippines street food to order with their simple Filipino Menu.  Here is a close-up photo of Merienda Food Truck Menu:

Merienda Food Truck Menu List

Filipino Street Foods and Merienda Snacks

Here are some of the Filipino street foods and Pinoy merienda snacks that we decided to order:

1.  Adobo Balls

One of the unique items you can find on the menu are deep fried Adobo balls. It is braised chicken adobo stuffed in a rice ball that is battered in panco bread crumbs then tossed in soy and vinegar glaze. After that, it is meticulously drizzled with cilantro aioli, sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds, and garnished with freshly chopped green onions.

An order comes with 2 pieces of large adobo balls sitting in a layer of vegetable salad consisting of thinly chopped red and green cabbage as well as carrot strings.

Price: $ 7.50 CAD

Meryenda Adobo Balls

2. Pancit Lumpia

This Filipino snack is made out of pancit canton and sotanghon noodles that are stir-fried and tossed in a sesame oil glaze with fresh and colorful vegetable medley consisting of red cabbage, red bell peppers, green cabbage, orange carrots, and chopped green onions. This order also comes with deep fried spring roll or lumpia with a sweet chili sauce and a slice of fresh lime on the side.

Price: $ 10.75 CAD

Pancit with Lumpia and Chili Sauce on the Side

My eldest daughter likes eating these tasty strands of pancit noodles with colorful strips of vegetables and carrot florets.  

Eating Pancit as Pinoy Snack or Merienda

3.  Kwek-kwek

Kwek-kwek are orange-battered quail eggs which are secured with bamboo skewers then deep-fried in cooking oil until golden brown.  It is served with sweet chili dipping sauce.  

Price: $ 5.50 CAD

Kwek-Kwek Balls in Skewers with Sweet Chili Sauce

My youngest daughter loves eating kwek-kwek dipped in the sweet sauce that is not spicy at all.

Eating Filipino Street Food - Kwek-Kwek

There are only a few Filipino food restaurants in Ottawa. The Meryenda Food truck provided us with a nice treat for our family lunch break.

Tasting Kwek-kwek - A Philippine Street Food

The food is served hot and fresh without too much oil or greasiness. Every ingredient that was used on each dish seemed to blend and go very well together. Its definitely Filipino street food that is delectably delicious and prepared with simplicity.

Philippine Street Food and Filipino Snacks

If you happen to be passing by Ottawa and you are craving for some Filipino food, make sure to drop by this Meryenda Filipino Food truck to grab a quick snack or drink from their simple selection of Philippine street foods and Pinoy snacks.

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