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Rennys Oki Doki food truck is almost ready to launch. The only thing standing between you and some delicious Okinawan food is artwork!

My name is Renny Braga.  I was born in Iwakuni, Japan, to a Portuguese father and Chinese mother, and grew up on the southernmost Japanese island of Okinawa.  I now live in Tampa, Florida and I want to introduce people to the food that I grew up with on Okinawa. 

As a child, I remember being in the kitchen helping my grandmother prepare different dishes for dinner. I would always watch intently and ask questions about her recipes. Whenever I cook those dishes now, I try to reproduce the same wonderful flavors that my grandmother created.  I love to cook, and even more I love to see people enjoy my food.

I've always had a dream of opening a restaurant and sharing all the dishes that I love to cook.  A few years ago, my wife read an article about how food trucks were growing in popularity. We thought that would be a great venue for us to carry out our dream.  We've been thinking about it ever since and now that dream is becoming a reality. 

Renny's Oki Doki will serve hiyashi chuka soba, a cold noodle dish served with a choice of vegetables and chicken or other protein; harumaki, a crispy spring roll with assorted vegetables and pork; and gyoza, a pork/vegetable dumpling lightly fried and steamed. The house specialty will be soki soba, Okinawan noodles in hot broth topped with pork spareribs. 

We are so close to opening, but we have a few final expenses to cover before we can get on the road.  The main expense is to get artwork on the truck.  The majority of the funds we raise on Kickstarter will go towards getting some incredible artwork on the truck.  One of my oldest and dearest friends, Ruben Aquino, out of Los Angeles, just happens to be a top animator with a little company known as Disney.  He has created some unique and wonderful images and along with another generous friend here in Tampa, Nat Guy, who is a creative graphic designer, we have artwork that we just can't wait to put on our truck.  We want this design to be put on the truck in the highest quality we can afford. 

This is where we need your help.  If we can raise these funds, we will be able to give this truck the final push we need to get it on the road.  And we have some great incentives for you if you can help us out.  Most of all you will have our sincerest thanks and gratitude, and the knowledge that you helped us make our dreams come true!

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    Our sincere and heartfelt thanks expressed on a specially created thank you card featuring original Oki Doki truck artwork by Disney animator Ruben Aquino. And a voucher for 2 free spring rolls when you visit Renny’s Oki Doki truck.

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    A voucher for a free Oki Doki special combo meal and drink when you visit Renny’s Oki Doki truck, personal recognition on our Facebook page and our sincere and heartfelt thanks expressed on the thank you card as described above.

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    Your smiling face (or your dog, or cat or iguana or grandchild’s face) highlighted in our slideshow, that will be displayed on “Oki Doki TV” on our truck, (submit the photo of your choice!), personal recognition on our Facebook page and our heartfelt thanks expressed on the thank you card as described above.

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    A specially created Oki Doki t-shirt, a voucher for two free Oki Doki combo meals and drinks, (out of town backers will get an extra t-shirt in place of the meals) as well as recognition on our Facebook page and our heartfelt thanks as described above.

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    You will get an 8x10, custom letterpress autographed print of the original artwork created by Disney animator Ruben Aquino, the photo of your choice displayed on “Oki Doki TV”, plus 4 free Oki Doki combo meals and drinks, (for our out of town backers we will send you a t shirt in place of the combo meals), recognition on our Facebook page and our heartfelt thanks expressed on the card as described above.

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    You will get an 8x10, custom letterpress autographed print of the original artwork created by Disney animator Ruben Aquino, an Oki Doki t-shirt, two photos of your choosing on Oki Doki TV, and 4 Oki Doki combo meals and drinks, (out of town backers will get an extra t-shirt in place of the combo meals), recognition on our Facebook page and our heartfelt thanks expressed on the thank you card described above.

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    Have a special dish featured on the Oki Doki menu, created and named especially for you. AND, the original artwork print as described above, an Oki Doki t-shirt, your photo on Oki Doki TV, recognition on our Facebook page and our heartfelt thanks expressed on the thank you card, described above

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    Renny Braga of Renny’s Oki Doki will come to your home and give you and 7 of your friends a private lesson on the art of preparing either the special Oki Doki Gyozas (potstickers) or Spring Rolls. We will provide the ingredients, the technique and the fun, all you have to do is invite your friends and bring your appetite (and maybe the wine). (Within 50 miles of Tampa).

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    VIP Package: A special VIP Oki Doki card which entitles you to 12 free meals off the Oki Doki truck, the limited edition print, 2 specially created Oki Doki t-shirts, 2 photos of your choice on Oki Doki TV, a special dish featured on the Oki Doki menu, created and named especially for you, recognition on our Facebook page, and our sincere and heartfelt thanks expressed on the thank you card as described above.

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    Renny and company will come to your home and prepare your very own Oki Doki dinner for eight. You will discuss the menu options with Renny, the owner, creator and chief cook of the Oki Doki Okinawan food truck and together you choose special menu for you and your guests. (within 50 miles of Tampa)

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