Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
There’s another new food truck in town, and this one truly stands out from all those trucks serving variations on tacos, burritos and rice bowls. The Rhong Tiam Supreme Burger Truck puts its own unique twist on burgers, but there were a couple of other items we wanted to try first before tackling those patties.
The chef and owner, Andy Yang, told us he was in the process of putting together a Satay Dog cart that was going to be parked around the Union Square area when ready. That sounded delicious so we ordered one for $5. While we were waiting for it to be cooked, we had a Papaya Salad, which was also $5.
The papaya salad was not only colorful, it was spicy, sweet and vinegary. Chef Andy asked us if it was too spicy, and we said no, it was just right.
If you don’t like spicy food, there may be a little too much heat for you, but we enjoyed the papaya salad. It was cool and delicious with all the carrots, peanuts, cucumber, papaya and dressing.
Moving onto the Satay Dog, we can see why Rhong Tiam is building a food cart around this menu item.
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Chicken satay is usually grilled and served on a skewer with two dipping sauces: peanut sauce and a vinegared cucumber sauce.
Chef Andy still marinates the chicken in a curry paste, but takes it off the skewer and puts it on a hot dog bun. He then adds the peanut sauce and a cucumber relish that also has red onions, bell peppers and cilantro. Wow, this was good!
About the only thing on the Satay Dog we weren’t crazy about was the white mayo-type spread on the bun. We’re not sure exactly what it was, but one thing it wasn’t was needed on this dish.
Next time, we’ll try one of those funky burgers, maybe with Green Curry Aioli or Spicy Tuna Sauce. They all look so good.