Food trucks, since they burst into popularity these past few years, have become known for their crossover cuisine. Sushi tacos, Korean burritos and Filipino sisig nachos make exotic dishes palatable to the diverse crowds that flock to mobile street food events hosted by Silicon Valley’s food truck scene.

For the new Night Market, a weekly food truck festival that launches this Friday at De Anza College in Cupertino, impresario Ryan Sebastian wanted to highlight authentic dishes.

“Very different from what people have come to expect from a food truck,” the founder of Moveable Feast says of the roving food truck band. “Back to their roots.”

Eight trucks will camp out for the evening, including favorites such as Curry Up Now (Indian), Eat on Monday (burgers), Formosa Streets (Chinese), KoJa Kitchen (Asian fusion), Mama Liu (Taiwanese), Taiwanese Street Food (Taiwanese, obviously) and Sip of the World (pearl tea).

Peter Chung, a San Jose-native and singer-songwriter, will entertain diners. Thanks to an agreement Moveable Feast reached with the De Anza College Board of Trustees, parking and admission is free and the event will continue every week for at least a year.

The second Night Market event, Nov. 14, will double as a book launch for Food Truck Road Trip. South Bay writers Kim Pham and Philip Shen, the folks behind food blog, hit the road to highlight some of the nation’s most creative food trucks and compiled some of their favorite recipes and photos into their inaugural volume.

The book, released by Page Street Publishing, features several trucks from the Bay Area, including: 333 Truck, Doc’s of the Bay, Eat Fuki, Garden Creamery, Hill Country Barbecue, JapaCurry, Melts My Heart, Sam’s ChowderMobile, Waffle Amore and WhipOut!

Signed copies will be available along with book and food giveaways. 333 Truck and Waffle Amore will also dish up free recipes from the book.

Night Market Takes place every Friday from 5-9pm (starting this Friday) at the DeAnza College parking lot at the corner of Stevens Creek Boulevard and Stelling Road in Cupertino. Free admission. Free parking.