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!
- (17 days)