Matt Brennan and Corvette Romero were not preparing on placing a warm pink neon indicator shouting “#getshameless” in their new Vancouver restaurant, but it turns out it was a clutch determination. Mounted on a wall of empty Spam cans, the cheeky decor aspect is like a bat signal to Instagrammers and TikTok-ers who know a good photograph op when they see just one.
Spam cans and remaining “cheeky” are the calling cards of Shameless Buns, the Filipino jeepney-inspired foods truck that to start with revved up on the streets of Vancouver a handful of yrs ago. Now Shameless Buns has established up shop in its 1st brick-and-mortar, a tiny room on Fraser Avenue in south Vancouver that is a beacon for food stuff enthusiasts throughout the area.
Brennan and Romero have nurtured a cult subsequent for their large, bold eats, centred on the lively flavours of Romero’s Filipino childhood. The pun-ny “buns” are in truth pandesal – Filipino buns – that sandwich fillings like sweet and spicy longaniza (Filipino sausage) or Spam with an oozy “alluring” sunny facet up egg. They also dish up addicting fries tossed in a salty-sour sinigang seasoning blend, and load them with toppings best to overcome your hangover or fulfill severe munchies.
Devotees have been known to roll up to the truck – and now the Fraser Avenue spot – just to sink their tooth into Shameless Buns’ more than-the-top rated mash-up creations like their burrito-sized lumpia (egg roll) filled with tangy-sweet Filipino spaghetti.
For their restaurant, Brennan and Romero have acquired the common Shameless Buns menu with a couple of new additions, like a hearty meatloaf sandwich and a corn aspect dish motivated by Mexican avenue corn, elote, with extra surprises from the duo sure to occur.
The lifetime and company associates created swift perform of turning 5772 Fraser Street into Shameless Buns in addition to that eye-catching neon-lit Spam can wall there are conventional and up to date touches all in excess of the restaurant, such as a total wall showcasing an picture of the truck rolling in Vancouver, with particular touches labored in amidst the surroundings, like the names of cherished types on people’s t-shirts and enterprise signals.
There isn’t really a ton of seating at the cafe, but Shameless Buns’ eats have long been moveable by structure – it really is a food truck soon after all – and you can certainly get your Sausage Celebration to go. A Sausage Bash at Shameless Buns are fries loaded with longaniza, a captivating egg, and other tantalizing toppings, by the way. People toppings incorporate selfmade condiments, some of which you can order by the jar or bottle from the cafe, so you can get a very little Shameless at residence, far too.