The Box on Wheels Food truck ranked Top #12 out of 130 food trucks in 2015 Best of Western Washington!
Listed as One of “The 11 BEST Food Trucks in Seattle”
– Excerpt from www.seattlefoodtruck.com
And finally, a little Eastside love. The Box makes absolutely perfect Karaage Chicken. So sticky and good it’s worth driving all the way to their usual Redmond/Bellevue/Kirkland stops. And they do this amazing thing with salad — it’s so simple, but probably one of the best I’ve had from truck OR restaurant. You really do have to try it to believe it!
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SkyScanner, a free online travel search engine, recently selected The Box on Wheels as one of 10 awesome Asian-fusion trucks in America!
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Routinely voted Best in Seattle, this truck’s menu of pan-asian foods actually calls Redmond home, near the Microsoft campus, and changes locations regularly. If you’re in the area, the Pork Belly Bao for $2.75 is a great deal that tastes like a million bucks. People also rave about the Chicken Karaage Plate, which contains tender pieces of Japanese fried chicken with special house sauce, steamed rice and Chop Chop Salad. Honestly, this is the kind of place you can point randomly at the menu and leave feeling completely satisfied.”
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Check out chef Reis Llaneza’s feature in the June 2015 issue of 425 Business Magazine.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
“Reis Llaneza knows how hard it is to climb the ladder of success. The owner-operator of The Box on Wheels food truck — which parks in various Eastside locations throughout the workweek — was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, and had difficulty finding the right job after high school. Finally, his parents suggested cooking. Llaneza enrolled in a small culinary school and was hooked. He began working for different resorts on the islands, eagerly learning everything he could.”
Hawaii is definitely a melting pot of many different cultures and types of food, so I like to use different flavors from different cuisines. – Chef Reis Llaneza
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The Box Food Truck is a Golden Teddy FINALIST! Puget Sound Kids and Families voted us a FAVORITE in ParentMap’s Golden Teddy Awards of 2015!
ParentMap, the go-to award-winning parenting media here in the Puget Sound, has surveyed its readers on the best businesses and resources for kids and families. We were voted as a finalist in the Food Truck Category!
We have the best supporters ever! Thank you so very much!
Article: Park & Pork
The five must-try food trucks in Seattle
Leave it to the Eastside to one-up us with incredible pan-Asian food from a mobile kitchen. Serving the Microsoft campus in Redmond most days, The Box’s slow-braised pork belly hum bao and chicken karaage are worth defying the traffic gods of the 520 to get to.
Recently, the website Eater asked readers to name the one food truck dish they couldn’t live without, and the tipline and comments were flooded with responses. The suggestions ran the gamut from desserts, to spam sliders, to fish tacos to the amazing dish from the little known truck you might never have heard of. Yeah, that one.
The Box on Wheels has been selected as one of 21 food trucks with big props to the pork belly hum bao and savory-sweet chicken karaage dishes.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Affordable Asian cuisine is what The Box is all about. Based in Kirkland, it’s a lunch truck and catering company led by Reis Llaneza, formerly of Yarrow Bay Grill and Flo. What got props on this list is the pork belly hum bao ($2.75): slow braised in soy and mirin topped with a fresh slaw, served on a Chinese steamed bun. The Box’s crispy savory-sweet karaage chicken also gets a shout out.
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The Box on Wheels was voted the “Best of the Fest” at the 2012 Kirkland Summer Fest! Thank you all who came out to visit us that day.
The Box on Wheels was recently featured in Kirkland Patch’s Restaurant Reviews.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“I’m not really a ‘school’ person. I like being creative with my hands. I don’t enjoy sitting quietly to read a book,” says Llaneza who dropped out of drafting courses and found his passion in the kitchen. He graduated from culinary school in Hawaii and worked under the James Beard celebrated chef Mauro James in Oahu.
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