Perry, the man behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
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There are a couple of food adages that we try to live by. The first is that bacon makes anything taste good. The second is that everything tastes better fried – which lead us into today’s NY Food Truck Lunch.
The Frying Dutchmen was founded by Ben Goldberg, who decided to open a food truck serving Dutch & Belgian-style frites after trying them on a trip to Amsterdam. He first started with potato and sweet potato fries served in a cone with really interesting dipping sauces. A few months ago, several burgers and chicken sandwiches were added to the menu.
You don’t have to get fried chicken – they also serve grilled chicken and burgers – but I figure if you’re going down this road, there’s no point in going halfway.
I got a fried chicken sandwich combo, which costs $11 with a large order of fries, a drink, and your choice of dipping sauce.New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
The fried chicken sandwich was comprised of two large chicken tenders that made a nice-sized sandwich when put together on the bread. Add some lettuce, tomato and a sweet honey-mayo sauce, and you have the makings of a crunchy, tasty sandwich.
If you can’t decide what types of fries to get, do what I do and order 1/2 potato and 1/2 sweet potato. It doesn’t cost any more, and provides some variety.
The potato fries were thick, and while I wouldn’t call them crisp, they were definitely not mushy. They were lightly salted, and went perfectly with the dipping sauce they suggested.
The Frying Dutchmen usually has between 8-10 dipping sauces to choose from, and I went with Locked & Loaded, which was on the daily special menu, but not the printed menu. Locked & Loaded is made with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese and chives, so when you dip in a potato fry, it tastes just like a baked potato. Mmm!
Locked & Loaded didn’t really go with the sweet potato fries, but that was fine, because I enjoyed the sweet potato fries all by themselves. They were lightly dusted with salt and a little sugar. With a sweet dipping sauce, they could almost be dessert.MORE NEWS: NYPD Commissioner Says Unmasked Officer Caught On Video Pushing Masked Commuter Will Be Disciplined
You can find The Frying Dutchmen on twitter here, and if there’s a particular sauce you would like to see on the truck, you can make a suggestion on their website here. One of the most important factors in a successful business is listening to your customers, which they seem to take pretty seriously.