Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
We first ran across A-Pou’s Taste in mid-2010, when they were nominated for a Vendy Award in the Rookie of the Year category. Their cart is usually in the East Village around Astor Place, and they fell off our radar for a while, as they don’t tweet or have a website.
They have 4 different types of dumplings (pork, beef, chicken and veggie) and a few other dishes. You can see the dumpling menu here.
We got a medium-sized order of pork pot stickers, which is 10 for $6.
These Taiwanese pot stickers are not round or half-moon shaped, but are long and thin. They appeared to be steamed in advance, then fried when you order.
The filling was ground pork, water chestnuts and chives, and a thin soy & sesame sauce was squirted on the pot stickers after they were put in the container.
There were also 2 small bags included with the order, hot sauce and more of the soy & sesame sauce.
The pot stickers had some crispiness on the skins where they were fried. The meat filling had a nice taste, and a little crunch from the water chestnuts.
I can’t say these were the best pot stickers I’ve ever had, but they were good. And getting 10 for $6 is an excellent value.
In addition to pot stickers, they have lo mein, which is called Chinese spaghetti, and a couple of soups. You can also see their full menu here.
A-Pou’s Taste is found on Twitter, but it doesn’t seem to have been used in a couple of years. We understand the cart is usually by Astor Place & Lafayette St.