NYC Food Truck Lunch: Shrimp Teriyaki From Yume Teriyaki Grill
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another new food truck parked by our office on Wednesday called Yume Teriyaki Grill. They have been around for a month or so, but mainly parked downtown by Wall St. Doing some research, it looks like they now have two outlets, a food truck in midtown and a food cart downtown.
The menu is obviously teriyaki-based, but there are 7 different choices ranging from $6-11, including a veggie option.
Being big seafood lovers, we went for the shrimp teriyaki for $8. Steak and salmon teriyaki, at $11 each, are the only lunches over $10.
We didn’t know this, but their website says “yaki” means grill in Japanese and “teri” means shine, as in glazed.
Each meal comes with white or brown rice, gyoza or sauteed veggies, and a salad with either balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
There were 10 small-to-medium-sized shrimp in the order, with a light, fruity teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds on top.
The shrimp didn’t appear to be grilled, or if they were, it was very lightly. We understand they want to keep the shrimp juicy and not have them dry out, but there was no noticeable “grilled” flavor on the shrimp.
With a choice of fried dumplings or steamed veggies, we chose the healthy alternative (for a change). The assorted vegetables included broccoli, carrots, , snow peas, water chestnuts and string beans. They were similar to what you get with a hibachi meal, but steamed instead of grilled.
The brown rice was really good, especially with the teriyaki sauce. We need to order brown rice more often instead of white rice.
Salads are usually an afterthought in street food, but the quality of the greens was high, and the balsamic vinaigrette was a step up from the usual street food salad dressing. They also have a raspberry vinaigrette dressing that we will try next time.
Yume Teritaki Grill is not the most original street food vendor in NYC, but this was a fairly healthy, varied, good lunch for $8.