MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS

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MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS

The second floor of an unassuming hostel in Makati City covered by glass walls has the body of a container truck serving as its kitchen to transient sojourners.  Literal to its façade, it is named the Truck.  On how it was assembled is another story.
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
THE TRUCK
Bean bags, long tables and a computer center on one corner makes this place an interesting study area and temporary office space apart from a dining area.  On a Sunday, I saw law books piled up on one table who I assume are preparing for the Bar Examinations.  The law students’ library has indeed adapted to the inevitable, the emergence of hostels have become an alternative to coffee shops.


MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
THE INTERIORS
But more than a study area, it becomes a rendezvous and a place where transients converge.  It served as a place to drink in our case. 


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The truck offers imported beers where drinking is allowed until midnight.  With the exception of Sunday, it is open from 5PM until 10PM and offers delectable cuisine in the form of known street food finds.

MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
BEERS
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS

On a Saturday night, we were fortunate to pair our beer with the street food offerings of the Truck prepared by its resident chef, Jason Peeney, who previously worked in known luxury hotels in the country and in Bangladesh.  He is a fellow traveler as well.


MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
CHEF JASON PEENEY
Gathered in one table, we swap travel stories over my favorite barbeque, chicken, nachos, quesadilla and typical street foods (fishball and squidball).  You’ll never go wrong with chicken but a chicken wing of The Truck is highly recommended as it has a distinct taste and a standout indeed.  Skewered beef salpicao with its tender meat would make you want to look for rice.


MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
JUNCTION PORK BBQ SPECIAL AND BEEF SALPICAO
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
SISIG NACHOS
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
MEXICAN GROUND BEEF NACHOS
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
CHOICE OF DIP
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
CHICKEN WINGS
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
QUESADILLA - SALTED EGG WITH TINAPA
MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
STREET FOOD FINDS THE JUNCTION WAY
I am not a fan of spicy food much more with the likes of dynamite which Truck refers to as wrapped chili, but I have tried the same for the sake of mere taste test and it’s quite different.  I wasn’t able to taste the chilliness of the sample dish but I bet spicy food lovers won’t like it.


MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
WRAPPED CHILI
Apart from the chilled bar at night offering modern Filipino street food which we have experienced, this old shipping container reassembled and disassembled piece by piece by the hotel’s design and construction team, is truly a great venue for pop-up kitchens for weekends.  This is not your usual artisanal café and the Truck also offers sandwiches, Nespresso coffee and an all-day brunch menu. 


MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS
THE TRUCK OFFERINGS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
On a Sunday, time stood still at one corner of the Junction Hostel as the never-ending conversations ensue from the moment we wake up for our lunch until late night when we have to go home to prepare for another working day.

MAKATI CITY | TRUCK @JUNCTION HOSTELS


The Truck
Junction Hostel, Annex Matheus Building
Gen. Luna corner Don Pedro Streets,
Brgy. Poblacion, 1210 Makati City
(632) 501-6575/6578

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