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In addition to Fliptop, we also discovered an interesting dessert truck at the Columbia StrEAT event. This truck sells one thing, an East European dessert called Slavic Roll, hence the truck name “Slavic Rolls”.

Slavic Rolls Truck

Food

The slavic roll is a big hollow donut-like pastry cylinder. They make it by wrapping a long strip of dough around this cylindrical baking apparatus, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, then it is placed in a rotisserie oven to bake.

Making Slavic Rolls

For $5.99 you get one Slavic Roll and two types of filling. They smear a healthy serving of filling on the two ends of the cylinder, give it a nice squish and they are ready to be eaten. You can get one with three fillings for $6.99.

Baked Slavic Roll

We ordered one with the Bavarian Cream and Nutella. (more…)

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Earlier this year a mysterious food truck showed up at the corner of Granville and West Pender, selling just two things: hamburgers or cheeseburgers. The truck didn’t seem to have a name, so it has just been called 2.85 Hamburger because, well, that’s how much it costs to get a burger there. Word has spread and many people have gone. I finally decided to give it a try.

Hamburger $2.85

Food

And yes, there are only two items. $2.85 for a hamburger or $3.50 for a cheeseburger. Tax extra. I ordered the Hamburger and it came to $3 after tax.

Hamburger $2.85

Wait time was minimal; I only waited for about 5 minutes after placing the order even though there were probably 10 other burgers in the making. (more…)

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When TC checked out the Via Tevere food truck, he wasn’t very impressed. But I’ve heard good things about it so I was quite torn. The other day I was really craving a hearty sandwich and it struck me that Saltimbocca is a sandwich! Redemption time!

Via Tevere Neapolitan Express

Food

Their menu is quite simple, all Saltimbocca, which are wood-fire-grilled sandwiches using the pizza dough that they serve at the restaurant. It’s really cool to see the working wood fire grill in the food truck. The sandwich is wrapped in brown paper, giving it a rustic look.

Saltimbocca

Of the few items on the menu, I went for the Piccante, which had capicollo, arugula, tomato, fior di latte (fresh mozzarella) and basil mayo. (more…)

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As our days get longer and some days are nice and sunny, I think it’s a call for a return to our beloved food trucks. I’m still surprised by how many food trucks I haven’t tried, even those that have been around for quite some time, or those that are within foot steps from my workplace. First one this year, Mr. Shawarma near the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel.

Mr. Shawarma

Food

The menu is pretty simple: pita wraps, boxes and fries/poutine. I have heard that its boxes are pretty big, so I opted for the smaller Beef Pita Wrap instead. Looking at the menu and one phrase caught my attention – Potato Fries Stuffed in Wrap — what?! Now I’m intrigued.

Beef Pita Wrap

The wrap was still pretty decent in size. It had lots of beef inside, a bit dry on its own but the sauces helped keep it all together. I like the nutty flavour in the Tahini sauce. You have the choice of spicy or not spicy with your wrap or box; I ordered the wrap spicy so it had a nice hint of heat without being overpowering. And there were the potato fries! (more…)

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With more and more food trucks added to the streets of Vancouver, some of them are now forming into what we call pods. For example, around the Vancouver Art Gallery there are 5-6 trucks on a regular basis. Recently a smaller-scaled pod has been formed near the intersection of West Georgia and Hamilton. It involved a trip on the skytrain and another 5-10 minute walk, but the 6 of us made our way to this pod to give Aussie Pie Guy a try.

Aussie Pie Guy

Aussie Pie Guy

Food

As suggested by its name, Aussie Pie Guy specializes in pies, mostly savoury pies. I ordered the Aussie Pie, because, duh, that should be what started this all, right?! It’s supposed to a traditional Aussie pie with chunks of beef. Now, I have never been to Australia so I’m not going to question its authenticity. The pie crust was flaky and not very thick nor doughy. It was piping hot and steam just burst out as you cut through the crust. (more…)

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Last weekend, New Westminster hosted its own street cart fest, called Columbia StrEAT. The stretch of Columbia Street between 4th and 6th were closed off to pedestrians only, where food trucks were parked and tables were set up for some feasting. 16 food trucks in Vancouver came to the event, along with live entertainment from New West’s own 2 Days & Counting.

Turns out the event attracted 20,000 people, twice as much as expected. I wasn’t surprised to hear the number; if you saw the crowd at the event, you would guess the same as well.

Crowd at Columbia StrEAT

Crowd at Columbia StrEAT

And the huge turnout also meant long and lengthy line-ups. With the group of 10 of us, our line-up at each truck ranged from 1 hour to 2 hours. Seriously, we weren’t sure what motivated us to stay in lines, but it’s probably the “you’re almost there” mindset that tricked us to stand for such a long time.

And for some (luckily, not our group), they waited and waited only to find out that the food truck has sold out of their desired dishes, or the complete menu. I was mind-blown when I found out that some trucks were sold out at 7pm — the event was supposed to run till 9pm!

We managed to try food from 3 of the participating trucks: Roaming Dragon, Casalinga and La Taqueria.

Roaming Dragon

They are one of the first few food trucks entering the Vancouver market a couple of years ago. (more…)

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The other day I overheard my colleagues AM, JN and JL talking about their lunch at Dim Sum Express. Because they had wanted to go back, it piqued my interest and I thought I would join them on their adventure.

Dim Sum Express is one of the first food trucks appearing on the streets of Vancouver. It’s currently located near the Canada Place, outside of the new Miku Restaurant. Definitely a good spot for the summer with lots of foot traffic from the cruise ships.

Dim Sum Express

Dim Sum Express

Food

With four of us, we decided to order an assortment of dim sum a la carte style, and share among ourselves. A la carte items range from $3.50 to $4.50, and depending on the item, you may find two to five pieces per order. That’s great for sharing dishes like we did.

So here’s what we ordered. We ordered multiples of everything so there’s enough food to share:

  • Pork Dumplings (Siu Mai)
  • Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow)
  • Juicy Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao)
  • BBQ Pork Buns
  • Pan-Fried Dumplings
Assorted dim sum

Assorted dim sum

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