Food truck Makan Miami serves “Peruvi-asian” during the pandemic (includes video story)

Though COVID-19 continues to impact lives around the globe, some people are finding opportunities. After losing their jobs during the pandemic, Giuseppe Castiello and Michael Asalie started a food truck called Makan Miami.

The shutdown was difficult, said Castiello.

“We have family and when one day you are without a job. . . it is very hard,” he explained.

Makan Miami serves a mixture of Peruvian and Asian food. The owners coined the term “peruviasian.” Dishes include: ceviches, pincho pollo pan, sexy jalea real, tostones and chicharrón de pollo.

Since the launch this past May, the truck has made its home in the Kendall community and across South Florida. Many enjoy the food and service — and come back for more.

One customer, Gian Masella, appreciated the time he spent at Makan Miami and will come again.

“I had a really good experience, you know,” he said. “I had really good food. It was unique. And their service was great as well. You know the people here are really nice and I would definitely come back.”

The truck’s usual location is 11400 No Kendall Dr. 33176 Miami, FL.  For more information, visit their website.

Haitian-American born and raised in Orlando, FL, Ashley Maxi is pursuing her bachelor's degree in broadcast media with a minor in social media and e-marketing analytics. She loves music and entertainment topics. Ashley also hopes to pursue the entertainment aspect of  broadcast journalism