Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Food Trucking

Food trucks have been all the rage around OC and LA lately.  It all started with the infamous Kogi BBQ and their outrageous 2 hour lines.  Now there are well over 50 trucks roaming around So Cal with all different types of menus.  From fusion tacos to bakery sweets, there is always something from everyone.   Here are a couple of my favorites:

The Burnt Truck is my all time favorite.  They serve different types of sliders, with a menu that changes weekly.  I like a truck that can keep things fresh and not constantly serve the same thing.  They serve about 5-6 different sliders each week and sometimes keeping a couple of their best sellers on the menu.  They are regulars at Food Truck Fare Thursdays and OC DinDinAGoGo on Wednesdays at Irvine Lanes.

The Korean BBQ slider and Cheeseburger slider

My favorites are the Fried Chicken, Cheeseburger, PBJ, and Vietnamese Pork.  They also serve tater tots and fries.  

The Bakery Truck is a truck that my boyfriend loves.  Their cream puffs and dessert shots are to die for.  I'm not a huge fan of sweets, but their mini banana nutella cream puff has a special place in my stomach. 

A couple other trucks that I love, that I don't have pictures for are:

The Lime Truck for their Carnitas Fries. 10 hour pulled pork, guacamole, slaw, crema, and cotija.  The chipotle-honey slaw that tops it off is what makes the fries that much better.  Their menu is a bit pricier, but the quality of the food can't be beat.  You would never guess their food came off a truck.

Dos Chinos is a Latin Asian Cuisine truck serving tacos and burritos.  What sets them apart from Kogi's is that each taco is different from the last.  Their Bolsa BBQ Pork is hands down their best taco.  The only downside is that their service is slow and their tacos are sometimes inconsistent. 

Tropical Shaved Ice, the name says it all.  I've only ever had their fusion shaved ice and there's no reason to try anything else.  Shaved ice with your choice of bananas, lychee, or strawberries (when they're in season) all drenched in sweetened condensed milk.  

Taco Dawg is known for their tacos and hot dawgs with a fun twist.  I really can't pick a favorite because all of their tacos and dawgs are pretty good.  A must try is their Apple taco dessert, you won't regret it! Don't forget to grab one of their punch cards and say "waddup dawg" to the guys on the truck.

All of these trucks can be tracked down via Twitter and Facebook.  The best way to track their updates is from Twitter and some trucks post their weekly menu up on Facebook.  Take the time to attend one of the meet ups so you can choose from different trucks all in one area.  


Shop N' Chomp said...

*waves* Hi Cindy! Aw, you should go to Vegas more often then. ;)

Oh my gosh, I love food trucks! But would you believe it that I haven't tried any of the ones on your list except for Kogi? D'oh! Thanks for the recs =D

Shop N' Chomp said...

I've only tried these so far: Kogi, Grilled Cheese, Buttermilk, Calbi, Coolhaus, Get Shaved, and King Kone. Honestly, the only ones that I thought were good were Kogi, Calbi, and Get Shaved. I'll have to see when the ones you mentioned are in L.A! =D