FIRST BITE Mexican and Peruvian fusion

By SHANA ROSE

Gigi’s Mexican and Peruvian Fusion food truck has been making stops at Pima Community College campuses in its lime green vehicle, ready to feed adventurous students.

Customers can choose from a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, tacos, fries and bowls.

Where does the “fusion” come in? Some ingredients in the typical Peruvian dishes aren’t available in North America, so they have been replaced with ingredients from Mexico.

One example is Peruvian aji hot peppers, which have been replaced by peppers available in Mexico.

Food truck owner Sandra Campana has been in business for almost two years, and Gigi’s Mexican and Peruvian Fusion has been growing and getting better since then.

“I love cooking at home,” Campana said. “So, why not have a food truck?”

Menu dishes that stick out are Campana’s Chimichurri Bowls and her Donut Bacon Burgers.

Customers who order a Chimichurri Bowl get carne asada drizzled with chimichurri sauce, served with avocado and salad over basmati rice.

Those who want to surprise their taste buds can try a Donut Bacon Burger. Who wouldn’t want a bite of a bacon cheeseburger served on a freshly glazed donut? The burger is paired with a side of crispy fries.

The dishes from Gigi’s Mexican Peruvian Fusion food truck range in price from $7-$9.

For some of that sweet and tangy chimichurri sauce, and the tender beef and chicken, take my money.

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PCC students waiting to tantalize their taste buds at Gigi’s Mexican and Peruvian Fusion food truck. (Shana Rose/Aztec Press)

 

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