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In addition to the traditional prix fixe menu offered by restaurants in Vancouver, the Dine Out Vancouver organizer also put together a number of culinary events, including the popular Street Food City. Returning for its second year, a dozen or so food trucks gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery, allowing food truck enthusiasts to experience street food all in one spot!

So I made it over to the Vancouver Art Gallery with my colleagues. Of the list of participating food trucks, some I have already tried, some I’m not particularly interested in. I had my eyes set on the Kaboom Box and that’s exactly where I headed.

The Kaboom Box

The Kaboom Box

Food

Some food carts had a special DOV creation on their menu, not for the Kaboom Box. Of its regular menu, I was choosing between the Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich and the Venison Burger. In the end, I ordered the Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich because it claims to be “world famous” and appears to be the most popular menu item.

To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect because I’m not really a salmon burger person. (more…)

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On a crisp, chilly fall day, I walked a couple of blocks over to the Ze Bite truck. I was craving for a nice stew.

Ze Bite

Ze Bite

Food

The truck focuses on delivering the taste of France in one bite. Naturally, I went for a French classic, Boeuf Bourguignon. Imagine the steaming hot beef stew – the thought of that already started to warm me up.

I was quite excited when my order was ready. (more…)

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Having driven through Portland numerous times on the way to the Coast, I’ve never stopped in long enough to really appreciated this wonderful city. The culture, the night life, and the food are outstanding. Everywhere you go, Portland feels alive.

Anyways enough about my love for the city. Let’s talk about the food, at Brunch Box.

Overview

For those of you that watch the Food Network, you might’ve seen Brunch Box being featured on “Eat Street”. As the name would suggest, this cart serves breakfast and lunch items.

It was a busy place. Quite a few people were waiting in line during the lunch rush. Small wonder considering the waves of buttery and meaty flavours that danced through the air.

Brunchbox

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For weeks I have been wanting to eat at this truck. I want to go on a Monday to try its Monday’s special. I’ve even got it on my food truck list with KB and AM, but for some reason it just never worked out. Finally one Monday I decided I’ve waited long enough and just went on my own.

Oh where, you ask? It’s the popular Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck.

Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck

Food

If you look away from the daily specials, Mom’s Grilled Cheese is all about making your own grilled cheese sandwich. You pick your own bread, your own cheese, even some deluxe add-ons. What caught my eye was Monday’s special — Mom’s Meatloaf. The thought of a slice of meatloaf sandwiched in a grilled cheese is just so fattening yet delicious!

I waited for about 15-20 minutes for my sandwich and it was nice and hot when it got to my hands. It’s a fairly big sandwich with Hardbite chips at the bottom and a few pieces of pickle on the side. Immediately I saw the hearty slice of meatloaf in the middle along with melted mozzarella cheese oozing out.

Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese

Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese – A hearty slice of homemade meatloaf surrounded by melted mozzarella and marinara sauce on crusty French bread.

OMG it was really good. (more…)

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Continuing my food truck adventures with KB and AM, our next stop was Soho Road Naan Kebab. It was their second last day stationed at the corner of Howe and Smithe. As of today, they should be at Granville and Georgia, a much more central location, in my opinion.

Soho Road Naan Kebab

Soho Road Naan Kebab

Food

I believe in “less is more” when it comes to menu planning, that excelling in a small menu is much better than doing mediocre in a large menu. Therefore, I was pleased to see a focused menu – just 4 items. Each customer also receives a sample of Mango Lassi for free. It’s really good but would be even better if properly chilled. Couldn’t tell whether you could actually order a full size drink or not.

Mango Lassi Sample

a Mango Lassi Sample

Of the three meat options, I chose Tandoori Chicken, given that they claim to serve “Traditional UK Tandoori” – it must be their specialty item. The skewers of tandoori chicken does look pretty good on the back of the truck.

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

It does take a few minutes for the food, but I know it’s freshly made. (more…)

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Searching for an impromptu afternoon snack, TW, MP and I decided to check out Tacofino Blue. This food truck was originally from Tofino, and it has previously appeared on Eat St. on Food Network.

Tacofino Blue

Tacofino Blue

Believe it or not, Tacofino Blue is like 1 minute away from my office and until this date I have never been. I guess it’s the mentality of “well it’s so close I can always come by later”. Yes, a visit is over due.

Food

Because we were only looking for a small snack, we each grabbed one Fish Taco. Here is a picture of what 2 fish tacos look like, since MP and I shared a plate:

Fish Taco

Fish Taco – Tempura battered ling cod with chipotle mayo, shredded cabbage and salsa fresca on a fire toasted flour tortilla.

For some reason when I heard “tempura battered” I have imagined it would be a different texture, but the fried ling cod reminds me of those in fish and chips. (more…)

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Every other Friday this summer, KB, AM and I would go enjoy the nice weather and stop by a food truck for lunch. When it was my turn to pick, I suggested Vij’s Railway Express.

Vij's Railway Express

Vij’s Railway Express

If you are slightly into food, you would know Vikram Vij. Regrettably, I have never been to Vij’s Restaurant or even Rangoli; so when I heard that Vij’s mobile truck is just around the corner of my office, it immediately got on my “hit list”.

Vij's Railway Express

Vij’s Railway Express

Having heard that line-ups could be long, we got there just after 11:30am and there’s already a line formed. The line never got any shorter from that point on. There was constantly 15 or so people waiting in line. We waited 10 minutes to place our order, and another 10 minutes for food. I really hoped that the food was worth the 20-minute wait.

Long line-up

Long line-up

Food

The food of Vij’s Railway Express is inspired by the railway journey in India. The menu changes on a regular basis, featuring items that represent different regions of India.

Decorations on the truck

Decorations on the truck

I ordered the Lucknow Lamb Kebabs, which has spicy ground lamb kebabs wrapped in a chapati, a thin Indian flatbread.

Lucknow Lamb Kababs

Lucknow Lamb Kababs – Inspired by the region of Lucknow

This was really good! (more…)

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