NY Food Truck Lunch: Latin Beef Bowl From Blend Express
Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
Some New York City food trucks cross over and open brick-and-mortar restaurants in addition to their mobile outposts, but Blend Express is an example of a reverse crossover: They already have a restaurant in Long Island City called Blend, and have expanded with a food truck.
Truck Lunch: Latin Cuisine From Blend Express
The menu isn’t very large or descriptive, with the truck calling itself Latin Fusion. Not sure exactly what that means, but they have burritos for $6, bowls for $7 and a Cuban sandwich for $7. The options were beef, chicken, pork and veggies.
I opted for a beef bowl for $7, and told the chef that I wanted everything on it, and I like it spicy.
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Opening up the container, there was a large portion of shredded beef on one side with a little crema and a spicy brown sauce added. The beef was very similar to ropa vieja – slow cooked with a very light tomato base. I even ran across a few bell peppers that were cooked with the meat.
The hot sauce was most definitely hot too.
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The rest of lunch was comprised of a bunch of side dishes. There were black beans, white rice, lettuce, pico de gallo and red onions, with crema and cojita cheese added as well.
The rice was good, but I thought the black beans were even better. The beans were cooked but still firm, and with some cojita cheese sprinkled on, they were quite tasty (and healthy).
This was a nice amount of food for $7. I was pretty full afterwards, and pretty happy too.
Blend Express is a fairly new truck that is not out every day, but they seem to be increasing their schedule as they get their sea legs.