If someone says food truck I think most people have images of greasy, fatty food with the target audience been more concerned with speed then taste. But revival by a younger generation of entrepreneurs are making food trucks the hit new scene all over the world (and slowly starting in Australia too).
In Boston I have tried a few. However, I’m far from been an expert so please visit Megan’s blog
for a more comprehensive coverage.
is the best blend of healthy, east meets west, non-greasy version of noodle/rice street vendors commonly found in Asia. To start you select your carb – sandwich, noodle salad, or rice bowl - and then your protein – chicken, pork or vegetarian (tofu with mushroom) and then your sauces.
As you can see despite the low price of only $6 you get a decent serving of food. I tried the rice noodles with a toasted sesame sauce and the organic tofu and shiitake mushrooms.
Also tried as a side the deviled tea egg which is cooked in a sweeter sauce then I’m used to but the spicy mayo and what I assume is cayenne pepper (not sure as my buds were burning at this stage) add a nice kick to the taste.
The chinese bbq pork with brown rice was not as good. The pork was way too salty and also a bit dry.
Okay so the Vietnamese noodles aren't quite up to Thanh Phong
and the rice bowl needs some improvement but it makes for a fast and relatively guilt free indulgence. Rumor has it that they may be setting up a permanent shop in Cambridge....can anyone confirm?
Food: Modern Vietnamese
Must try: Noodle + Tofu and Shiitake mushroom + Sesame sauce
Setting: Food truck
Service: Fast but check on their twitter to make sure they are going to be at their scheduled locations.
Hot chocolate: None
Visit if: looking for a quick but healthy bite.
Various locations in Boston. Check their schedule on their website but their twitter account for any changes.
Labels: Boston, Deviled tea egg, Food truck, Mushroom, Noodle, Pork, Rice, Shiitake, tea egg, Tofu, USA, Vietnamese