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Feeding Malaysian inspired food from my pedal-powered food cart to everyone.
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We've reached our goal! This is AMAZING! We wouldn't be here without your support. Thank you for the many ways you have supported mamakSF. I'm excited for the adventures we'll roll into and the food that will be served.

Thank you for taking this journey with mamakSF. Always grateful. Excited. Adventurous. Humbled. - Ian  |  mamakSF

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Save the date - Saturday, May 12 : If you are in the Bay Area, drop in on PUBLIC Bikes Valencia Store Grand Opening in San Francisco. mamakSF will be serving 'rojak' and 'toadies'...event page HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to check out mamakSF. If nothing else, I hope this project of mine will pique your curiousity to seek out and experience Malaysian food...if you haven't already.

Tell your friends, family and anyone willing to listen about mamakSF...'like' us on facebook [mamakSF] and follow on twitter [@mamakSF]

mamak: a common roadside food stall found in Malaysia.

  • Rojak: Malaysian Chinese version - vegetable and fruit salad with a dressing that is sweet and spicy with a little bit of tartness (traditional ingredients include mango, jicama, pineapple cucumber and bean sprouts – my version can include pea shoots, ginger, lemon grass, braised pork, cuttlefish, kale are some of the things that come to mind.
  • Kuih kodok (banana fritters) aka 'toadies': translation - kuih = cake; kodok = toad. ‘Toad cake’…I call them ‘toadies’ – my version can include cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, cumin, garam masala, ginger, curry, mint and other, as of now, untried ingredients.

The generosity and belief from others will help with cost of the cargo bike build; sourcing quality ingredients for ‘rojak’, ‘toadies’ and other delicious dishes; recycled and compostable containers and utensils; ensuring that the quality of materials and workmanship on the rewards remain high and delivery costs.  It will also allow me to create other flavor profiles of ‘rojak’ and ‘toadies’ and be proactive with other exciting dishes. Food generated during menu tests/flavor profiling will be offered to anyone, at no cost, in impoverished neighborhoods.

mamakSF is a variation of something I’ve wanted to do for many years. Originally, the plan was to have a permanent stall. Moving to San Francisco, the fun I have while cycling and the people I’ve crossed paths with are the inspiration behind a pedal-powered food cart. I plan to have a rotating menu consisting of at least two Malaysian inspired dishes. One or both items will be replaced with other delicious creations every few months. I plan to operate from a Haley Tricycle cargo bicycle. The build up will include an Asian-style propane burner (think mini jet engines) and a wok. The rollout menu will be ‘rojak’ and 'kuih kodok'...'toadies'.

Utilizing social media, word of mouth and special requests, I will pedal to practically anywhere in San Francisco. A pop up in one or more ‘live & work space’ is a possibility. Collaborating with other non-mechanical powered food carts (mamaks) and creating a space with several stalls is another exciting option.

mamakSF consists of: me!...Ian Deleporte + the support and encouragement of my family and friends.

Roll out goal: August/September 2012.

Price of food: $3 ~ $5 - as low as possible with sizable portions...that's a must!

Shout out to these SF artists for helping out with their talents:

Eye candy:

  • Rojak [vegetarian option available].
  • 'Toadies' [vegetarian].
  • Limited edition mamakSF t-shirts. Heather grey. Men and women's style. Graphics may differ slightly from above.
  • mamakSF t-shirts. Heather grey. Men and women's style.
  • mamakSF sticker.
  • mamakSF limited edition postcard. Postcard color and texture varies because of the handmade nature of product. Graphics may differ slightly from above.
  • Early sketches. I cook better than I draw.

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    10 mamakSF stickers + ‘Thank you’ shout out on mamakSF facebook page + screen-printed limited edition mamakSF handmade postcard with my gratitude + screen-printed limited edition mamakSF t-shirt + permanent recognition on website [name will be placed in a dedicated ‘honor roll’ page]…[postcard & t-shirt illustration by InYoung Yeo (http://www.inyoungyeo.com) | postcard paper handmade from recycled products by Pam DeLuco (http://www.pamdeluco.com)] - both San Francisco artists…postcard: color and texture varies because of the handmade nature of product --- outside of US, please +$5 to help with postage

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