Chef-owner Zenia Llamas was looking for a provocative name for her new Filipino food truck which debuted in April.
Naked Chorizo is a literal translation of Chorizong Hubad, a seasoned uncased pork sausage.
Llamas' version is marinated and then cured for 5 days, to be used in her signature dishes: tacos, silog (breakfast plate with garlic rice and fried egg), and a breakfast burrito.
In the lunch menu you'll find chicken adobo over rice, lumpia lettuce wrap, and weekly specials like Chicken Inasal BBQ (marinated chicken thigh skewers with pickled green papaya and yellow mango), or Pancit Guisado Bihon (a rice noodle dish with chicken and veggies).
Llamas had been doing catering for more than a year before getting into the truck, so most of her customers are corporate. She just parks in front of their buildings. Because her main ingredient -- the naked chorizo -- takes several days to cure, her prep work requires more time than other food trucks.
Her twitter account is @NakedChorizo1 because, like other successful street vendors such as Curry Up Now, she hopes to have multiple food trucks (@NakedChorizo2 is still available).
Friday's Moveable Feast in San Mateo at the San Mateo Events Center from 5:30 to 10 p.m. is the first time she gets to mingle with other food trucks. She hopes to be a regular at the San Mateo meet-'n'-eat, which is scheduled on the first Friday of every month through October.