Asian Persuasion, which opened in June 2011, tickles the taste buds of America’s Finest City with flavor-packed dishes with Mexican, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, and Chinese influences. Yeah, that’s a whole lotta tasty packed into one big red truck! Asian Persuasion’s owner, Jessica Tsang, was kind enough to take the time to do this interview for SDFT.
SDFT: What did you do before you had the food truck?
JT: I was a banker for over 8 years before opening up my truck. However, I grew up in the restaurant industry working with my parents at their Chinese restaurant. I would cashier, wash dishes, wait tables, basically whatever my parents needed help with from the age of 12 and up. (Funny thing is that growing up I refused and swore I would never go in the restaurant industry!) Guess I was wrong!! My passion for cooking and creating dishes and me being unhappy working for the “man” got me thinking that I need to do something different. So my research started, then I got laid off from my job (haha) and it’s all history from there. 🙂
What: Asian Cultural Fest
Where: NTC Park, Liberty Station. MAP
When: May 12, 11am-6pm
Lineup: Asian Persuasion, Hoangies, Thai 1 On
The San Diego Lantern Festival is this weekend and some trucks will be there serving up tasty eats: Devilicious, Asian Persuasion, Food Farm, Mangia Mangia, Super Q, Two for the Road.
Dates & Times for food trucks: Friday, August 26 from 3pm-11pm. Sat & Sun 12pm-11pm.
Location: 4400 El Cajon Blvd
The festival will feature carnival rides and games, the Miss Asia San Diego 2011 pageant, kids’ talent contest, a lantern parade every night, lion dance and martial arts performances, and street performances and live bands.
Their menu looks interesting! Check out their Facebook event page here for their Grand Opening.
Date: Friday, June 17 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Office Bar in North Park
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- From San Diego Magazine 2011 Issue
In the June 2011 issue, San Diego Magazine asked us which not-yet-opened trucks we were looking forward to. Here’s a link to the full issue.