Chef Chance Anies of famous food truck, Tabachoy, will officially have a brick and mortar in South Philly
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Filipino cuisine is just as diverse and amazing as any other cultural cuisine. From crispy lumpia to lechon and chicken adobo, Filipino food has a lot to offer.
This is why Chef Chance Anies, the co-owner of Tabachoy food truck in East Falls, has been so dedicated to providing Filipino food to Philadelphia.
Anies recently announced that he is moving his business to Bella Vista and will have a brick and mortar located in the heart of South Philly. His restaurant is still in the works, but will be located at 932 S. 10th Street.
“My goal was to open a restaurant,” Anies said in an interview with AL DÍA News.
The restaurant will attract locals and give them the opportunity to explore tasty Filipino eats. One of his biggest goals in life was to open a storefront and he is grateful that his dream is finally in the works.
Anies, whose father is Filipino and was in the Navy, lived in different parts of the country, but settled in Virginia when he was younger. After high school, he moved to Philly and fell in love with the city.
He opened his food truck around six months before the COVID-19 pandemic took over the city, making it an unforgettable experience to navigate a small business.
“We had to roll with the punches around the pandemic, I don't know super well the restaurant before the pandemic,” he said.
Although Chef Anies had to navigate through a brutal pandemic, his food truck continued to thrive and two years later, he has been serving delicious cuisine to his loyal customers.
With his new BYOB restaurant in the works, he is also hoping to add more traditional and creative Filipino food to his menu. However, he will still also serve his famous rice bowls, such as his pork adobo, which is cubed pork infused in a vinegar soy sauce with garlic, ginger, and onions.
Another fan favorite is his Filipino spin on the classic Philly cheesesteak. He calls it the Bistek cheesesteak.
In addition to opening his own restaurant, Anies was also selected by Iron Chef Jose Garces to become a part of his residency program at Volvér inside of the Kimmel Center.
Anies is just one of seven chefs that were selected by Garces himself.
“I was a little hesitant to join because I had a lot going on with the new restaurant, but it was a good opportunity and all I had to do was create the menu,” he said.
His residency begins Nov. 16, 2022 and will run through Jan. 8, 2023.