Asian-Fusion Cuisine

The Box is a lunch truck and catering company based in Kirkland, Washington specializing in creative, affordable, Asian fusion cuisine and led by Executive Chef/Owner, Reis Llaneza.
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The Box on Wheels Selected as 1 of 10 awesome Asian-fusion Food Trucks in America!

October 13, 2015

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.”

View the entire article here: “10 Awesome Asian-fusion Food Trucks in America!

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The Box on Wheels Featured in 425 Business Magazine

July 9, 2015

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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ParentMap’s 2015 Golden Teddy FINALIST

July 1, 2015


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!


Rundown Seattle named us #1 as they count down the five best food trucks in town

August 7, 2013

Article: Park & Pork

The five must-try food trucks in Seattle

1. The Box On Wheels
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.
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The Box Selected as One of Seattle’s Must-Have Food Truck Dishes

May 22, 2013

Pork Belly Hum Bao

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:’ Asian-Fusion on Wheels

December 8, 2011

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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Kirkland’s Newest Food Truck: The Box on Wheels

September 6, 2011

The Box on Wheels has been featured in Seattle Met’s Street Eatin’! Here’s an excerpt:

When the bummer economy foiled Reis Llaneza’s plan to open a restaurant, he did as many have done and decided to go mobile. That was a year ago. Now Llaneza, a vet of Yarrow Bay Grill, Bellevue’s Flo Japanese Restaurant, and a long list of spots in Hawaii, is cruising the streets of Kirkland in The Box on Wheels.

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