NYC Food Truck Lunch: Roast Chicken From Red OliveOur travels recently took us down to the Financial District, where we ran across the Red Olive food truck parked on Water St. just north of Hanover Square.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Kua Kai Noodles and Dumplings From Thai On WheelsWe're not usually fond of chicken dumplings, but these steamed chicken dumplings were excellent. A thin egg wrapper held lightly seasoned ground chicken, and came with two dipping sauces: a sweet soy/vinegar sauce and a spicy red chili sauce.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Korean BBQ From Kong BabWe started with the beef that served double duty. It was marinated in a sweet, fruity marinade if you order bulgogi. But if you want spicy beef, they add a spicy, sort of bbq sauce that perked up the flavor nicely.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: The Metroarepa From MetroarepasInside the arepa are shredded meats, with the Metroarepa including 3 types of shredded meat - beef, chicken and pork. Other arepas have only one type of meat, but why not get the dish with all three? You only live once!
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Japanese Tacos From Yaki TacoOf the main courses, our favorite was the curry beef. It was tender and appeared to have been cooked slowly over a long period of time.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Curry Chicken From Mysttik MasaalaOur lunch was topped with red onion, fresh cilantro, and there was a huge bay leaf right on top. Too bad you can't smell this review!
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Torta Cubana From Tacos Mi MexicoYou might ask what this sandwich has in common with a traditional Cuban sandwich. The answer is "not much." Roast pork was about the extent of it, but there were other redeeming qualities.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Freddy Junior From The King Of Falafel & ShawarmaWe were given another falafel in the Freddy Junior platter, which doesn’t technically include falafel, but they just can't stop spreading the falafel love!
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Assorted Tacos From Los ViajerosContinuing the Vendy Award theme of the past few weeks' reviews, this week we went to Los Viajeros, who were one of the finalists in the Rookie of the Year category.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Chicken Thigh Platter From MeatossThe name Meatoss doesn't exactly fall off the tongue, but we care more about the food than the name of the food truck.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Cumin Lamb Dry Noodle From Traditional Chinese CuisineThe menu is extensive, with both authentic Chinese food and Americanized Chinese food (i.e. General Tso's chicken). Many of the patrons we saw were Chinese students from NYU, which was a good sign.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Roast Pork Cachapa From Cachapas On WheelsFor the uninitiated, a cachapa is a sandwich served on sweet corn pancakes, like thin corn fritters. You can also have your sandwich served on fried plantains (patacon), in an arepa (cornmeal patty), as a burrito, or on a hero.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Red Curry Chicken From Luckyim ThaiThe dish was quite aromatic, and had plenty of sliced white meat chicken, bamboo shoots, cabbage, red and green bell peppers and fresh basil.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Gourmet Empanadas From The Empanada SonataThe Piggy Mac had bbq pork and macaroni & cheese inside the empanada. Not a drop of grease came out of this empanada, but it was strange having mac & cheese inside an empanada. Somehow, it worked.
NYC Food Truck Lunch: Shrimp & Grits From Harlem Seafood SoulWe smelled the cart a few steps before we saw the cart, and it was wonderful.