| Regional Relatives ‘Pays it Forward,’ Finds Success Immediately after a Hard Yr

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the restaurant sector in March, Santa Clarita residents Angelica and Joe Cubangbang anxious about the future, but observed good results soon after getting issues into their very own palms.

After places to eat ended up forced to shut for indoor dining, Joe made a decision to just take his knowledge as a sushi chef and open a new cafe, just one on wheels that would be capable to generate all around the Santa Clarita Valley and carry persons a new twist on regular sushi.

Consumers put their orders at the Kazuyo Japanese gourmet meals truck parked on Car Centre Drive in Valencia on Thursday, 123120. Dan Watson/The Signal

“We named it Kazyuo Sushi,” explained Angelica. “In Japanese, the term Kazuyo is a girl’s name, but in the Philippines, the phrase suggests together and sharing. We assumed that would be a perfect identify for it.”

Soon after the food truck was up and operational, Joe had the plan to start off a “pay it forward” campaign, which would let him to give again to the group and to these who could want more assist during this time.

Angelica started social media web pages for the meals truck, and requested any individual who required a little enable to get hold of her, so she and Joe could present a spouse and children with a absolutely free food items platter.

Shopper, Mouy Notari of Valencia picks up her buy from the Kazuyo Japanese gourmet food stuff truck parked on Automobile Centre Drive in Valencia on Thursday, 123120. Dan Watson/The Sign

“When we started the food truck, we had so significantly help from neighbors and friends, we wanted to do something in return. That’s when my partner had the notion to give absent a totally free platter. We fell on tricky periods this calendar year, just like a lot of other persons did. So we required to do what we could to relieve the pain.”

Angelica and Joe give one particular family members a sushi platter each and every week, but with an overwhelming range of people in require, the pair test to provide a platter to as numerous households as doable as often as they can.

In addition to serving the normal sashimi and sushi rolls, Joe wished to incorporate a twist to the conventional menu, declaring he recognized people today who get from a foodstuff truck are normally on the go, and never always want to sit and try to eat.

Which is when he had the plan to make a common sushi roll, but roll it close to a stick, dip it in tempura batter and deep fry it, making a sushi edition of a corn dog. “It’s something you can consume although strolling all around,” Angelica explained.

She said the deep-fried rolls have been a common item at the meals truck, and are named following well-recognized sites in the SCV.

“We have a few of them, and they’re named immediately after common sites in this article … the ‘Magic Mountain Adhere,’ the ‘Central Park Stick’ and the ‘Santa Clarita Adhere,’” Angelica reported.

Chef, Art Prangchet fills and purchase in the Kazuyo Japanese gourmand foods truck parked on Car Centre Generate in Valencia on Thursday, 123120. Dan Watson/The Sign

She mentioned it was not very long just after the food items truck opened they acquired a great deal of achievement. Inside the very first several days, Angelica stated, they had traces of about 50 people waiting around. And with a scarce staff, it was complicated to hold up with the need.

Angelica and Joe are scheduling to open a 2nd food truck within the future month. She additional not only will the second food truck relieve the demand, it will also let the company to operate 7 times a 7 days, as a substitute of the normal Wednesday as a result of Sunday.

“Everything occurs for a reason,” Angelica claimed. “We all have to check out and see positivity in just about every circumstance.”