Photos and favorite bites from recent food truck visits (July 2010)!
Ahn-Joo Korean Snack Bar
I first tasted Chef Debbie Lee’s “Korean Pub Grub” back in April during her guest-chef stint at BreadBar LA. Not only did I fall in love with her fun take on what I called “post-partying eats”, but I instantly felt like she was an old friend. Debbie’s effervescent personality will have you smiling as you try deciding which bites to try first (hint: the Bacon Wrapped Rice Cylinders!). Make sure you peek inside to say hello to cutie-pie Kelly as well! Yes, Ahn-Joo’s grub is perfect to soak up a few too many cocktails on a Friday night, but it’s also great for a quick afternoon lunch before heading back to the office.
Small Grub $3: Chicken Pepper Robata Skewer
Small Grub $3: Bacon Wrapped Rice Cylinders w/ Jalapeno Ponzu Sauce
Medium Grub $5: Modern Mandu (Korean Potstickers)
Large Grub $7: Korean Fried Chicken, Honey Glaze
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Enjoyed with my good friend @CharlesGT
I first met Manila Machine’s Nastassia at Eat My Blog, and when she mentioned her new truck would be hawking SPAM SLIDERS, I just knew I had to go support! Read more about L.A.’s first Filipino food truck on Joshua @FoodGPS Lurie’s blog> “L.A. Bloggers Launch Manila Machine Food Truck”
SPAM Sliders (usually comes topped with a fried egg, but they were out). Didn’t bother me… because I am all about the salty “meat”!
Sweet calamansi beef, achara slaw, and spicy sriracha mayo on a pan de sal roll. Longganisa Slider: Sweet pork and garlic sausage, caramelized onions, arugula, and mango jam on a pan de sal roll.
I also ordered some Chicken Adobo to take home for Peter, but I forgot to take a picture. Described as “A Filipino classic. Chicken braised in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay, and black pepper. Fragrant and savory. Served over steamed jasmine rice.” (Peter LOVED)
My friend Sofia was taking orders that day. She is 10 years old going on 30 (smart-as-awhip!).
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Also enjoyed with my good friend @CharlesGT (same afternoon as Ahn-Joo! Pigged OUT!)
Oh the brilliance of the “Bustaurant”… a double-decker food truck with dining on the top level! I’d seen the Worldfare truck on several occasions, but finally got to enjoy the Bunny Chow delights at Ben Anderson’s Summer Rosé Party. Ben is the West Coast Regional Rep for Rosenthal Wine Merchant, so the afternoon was filled with heaps of beautiful Rosé wines, and even better… a surprise visit from the awesome Worldfare Bustaurant! (Thanks so much Ben!) (Read more about Worldfare here)
Left: “The Original” Bunny – Chicken Curry, Coconut Milk, Chick Peas, Cashews and Cilantro Right: Short Rib Bunny – Worcestershire braised short rib, Horseradish Crème Fraiche
Truffle Mac and Cheese Balls
Inside the Truffle Mac and Cheese Balls
Fries with spicy remoulade
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If you missed it, check out this recent post about Ta Bom (fantastic Brazilian street eats!)