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At times it seems like all the great food trucks in Orange County, California are overshadowed by the sheer number of great trucks in Los Angeles. Orange County has it’s own health regulations and requires separate permits from Los Angeles County, as a result the assortment of trucks roaming Orange County is very different from the LA scene.
Barcelona On The Go specializes in Spanish bistro cuisine, including tapas. We recently ran across the Barcelona On the Go food truck in Irvine, CA and ordered up the lead item on the menu board: Churrasco con Chimichurri! For those of you that don’t speak Spanish that means “Premium-Angus Top Sirloin with Chimichurri Sauce”, and it is served over fresh and crisp french fries. We were blown away by this dish, with all of us agreeing that if we were served this item in a fine-dining restaurant we would not be suprised. The Angus beef was cooked to perfection, and was juicy tender. The fries were outstanding. But what really impressed us was the freshness and full flavor of the Chimichurri sauce. Outstanding! We recommend bottling the sauce and selling it, it was that good.
The rest of the Barcelona On The Go menu all use fresh ingredients and are prepared to perfection. Other patrons stopped by in search of Barcelona’s Paella Valencia na (seafood & chicken paella). While this dish is not available every day those that have had it raved about it, and considered it one of the best food truck items that they have every had.
Spanish sandwiches are popular and include the Bocadillo de Pollo con Salsa Romesco (chicken breast with romesco sauce), Bocadillo de Serrano (Serrano ham sandwich) and the Catalan sausage sandwich.
Also available is a great Lentil Soup (with smoked ham), egg/potato frittatas, chicken turnovers and Manchego cheese croquettes.
There is no question you will not only enjoy the food at Barcelona On The Go but also appreciate the freshness of the ingredients and the care used in the preperation of true Spanish cuisine.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area (and beyond) it is worth the drive south for a visit to Barcelona On The Go!
Barcelona On The Go – Orange County, CA
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However, there is no doubt that once you experience Indian food you will enjoy it and be back. You just have to get over the fear. Perhaps a great way to begin your journey with Indian food is San Francisco’s Curry Up Now food trucks.
Curry Up Now serves a variety of Indian street food along with some Indian flavored twists on street foods from other parts of the world. Curry Up Now’s menu changes almost daily, but each day you can be sure you will be able to sample some unique and tasty dishes.
For your first visit I would recommend the Thali, this is a traditional Indian meal made up of small plates or bowls of a variety of dishes. At Curry Up Now the Thali includes parantha (whole wheat pan fried bread), methi pulao (fenugreek leaves with rice), chana masala (a spicy vegetable dish made with chickpeas with a mild citrus taste), and a “main item” which can include one of the following: kadhai chicken (a spicky chicken made with capsicum), chiken tikka masala (roasted chicken in an orange/red colored sauce that is creamy and lightly spiced), paneer tikka masala (similar to the chicken tikka masala only made with Indian cheese instead of chicken), slumdog bharta (eggplant) or keema matar aloo (minced meat curry with peas).
Curry Up Now also offers Samosa – traditionally a fried or baked pasty shell with a savory filling. Curry Up Now creates an “inside out phenomena” of a Samosa called the “Deconstructed” with either vegetables, chicken, ground meat or lamb.
Also available are traditional Kathi Rolls, chicken, beef or cheese rollups flavored with egg, picked onion, cilantro and chutney.
From the street foods of the world Curry Up Now offers Tacos and Burritos with chicken, vegetables, meat, or lamb seasoned with Indian spices.
Curry Up Now serves authentic Indian street food with some International twists. You are sure to enjoy your meal but also learn a lot about the history and culture of India. Whether a rookie or an Indian food fanatic Curry Up Now will please your palate.
Curry Up Now – San Francisco, CA
Now Rosa has taken her Italian delicatessen skills to the street with Rosa’s Bella Cucina food truck. There’s nothing better than the smell and tastes from Italian Deli’s! Rosa’s menu starts with a selecton of deli sandwiches (Bambini sliders or larger Papa versions) served on garlic-toasted ciabattini. The “La Mamma Angelina” has imported Italian prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and marinated sun-dried tomatoes. I favor the “Il Classico” with ham, Genoa salami, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes and served with Rosa’s roasted pepper spread. Vegetarians will certainly end up craving the “Il Vegetariano” sandwich filled with fresh mozzarella, marinated eggplant, roasted red peppers and marinated artichokes.
Those wanting a hot sandwich will not be disappointed by Rosa’s “Polpette di Carne” also known as a meat ball sandwich or the “Melanzane alla Parmigiana”, fried eggplant slices layered with fresh mozzarella and covered with homemade marinara sauce.
Rosa’s Bella Cucina “rounds” out the menu with Arancini – spicy Italian rice balls. The “Sicilian” is filled with mozzarella, tomato meat sauce and peas while the “Spinaci” is filled with fresh mozzarella and spinich.
Although it is not available every day, for dessert Rosa offers “Zeppole”, the item that made her famous. Zeppole are light deep fried dough balls topped with powdered sugar and filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pasty cream or a mixture of butter and honey. Close watchers of “The Soprano’s” may have noticed Zeppoles featured in a few episodes.
Rosa serves Italian delicatessen favorites, adds some contemporary twists, and delivers some of the freshest Italian deli fare in Southern California.
Rosa’s Bella Cucina – Los Angeles, CA
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The synergy is perfect: Rock n’ Roll, Heavy Metal, an attitude and great bugers! There is no doubt, Grill Em All Truck is delivering it all.
Chef Ryan Harkins and Matthew Chernus have been friends for 20 years, first as collaborating as band mates, and now as partners in the Grill Em All gourmet hamburger food truck. Their appreciation of heavy metal music and burgers have collided to make a great food truck! Based onGrill Em All’s passion for music I am guessing the “grill em all” is a take off from the Metallica song “Kill Em All.”
Chef Ryan’s has a background in fine dining so it is not unusual that Grill Em All serves unique and gourmet burgers with a side of heavy metal.
Is there anywhere else you can get a gourmet burger with cream cheese, deep fried bacon, beer & Siracha soaked onions & garlic aioli? Or a burger with cranberry flavoring along with Maytag Blue Cheese and potato chips. The Waste Em All burger features marinated green chilies, pepper jack, beer soaked onions. And don’t forget the fries, they are perfection!
I can just imagine Ryan and Matthew in the kitchen, heavy metal music blaring as they are collaborating on creating another great taste combination for a Grill Em All burger.
Jerrold Ridenour did a great video profile of the Grill Em All truck for Food Trucking TV. This video really illustrates the vibe and attitude that Grill Em All delivers!
Grill Em All will give you a truly gourmet burger, with unique flavor combinations, along with some great music. There is no way you can go wrong with that combination!
Also, check out Grill Em All’s merchandise store at http://www.indiemerchstore.com/grillemalltruck, nice looking garb. The store is like the tables set up at rock concerts to sell T-shirts and cd’s only in an online form! I need to get one of their burger logo t-shirts and hat!
Grill Em All Truck - Los Angeles, CA
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Finally I can spout all of my incredible knowledge of ichthyology (a branch of zoology devoted to the study of fishes). It’s great to be an expert in something! Just kidding, I don’t know much about fish, but those in the ichthyology field inform me that yes fish do have lips although not like humans, and fish lips have taste buds. There you have it. Throw that piece of knowledge out next time you are at the bar with friends.
I am sure that Takeshi Kimura (aka TK) when he established Fishlips Sushi Food Truck knew that, after all he is a sushi expert!
The Fishlips truck is unique in that there is actually a sushi chef on board that is producing a great variety of quality sushi at very reasonable prices. We have been assured that the chef is not slicing while the vehicle is in motion, after all safety is the highest priority!
The quality is exceptional, far superior to many restaurants, grocery stores, Kmart or wherever else you can get sushi these days.
Fishlips Sushi’s menu has traditional rolls as well as Temari Sushi which is a ball-shaped sushi made by pressing rice and fish together. It’s really neat looking and a great finger food. The Temari’s are available with either tuna, tuna tataki, eel, albacore, eskalar, yellowtail, salmon, snapper, halibut or shrimp.
For lunch Fishlips offers a variety of combination plates consisting of a combination of sushi rolls and temari sushi balls. The sushi rolls fall into a few categories: California, Spicy Tuna, Shimp Tempura, and Vegetable. Within each categories there are a few options. Within the spicy tuna roll category is the spicy dragon roll with tuna, hot sauce, sesame oil. avocado, cucumber, eel and tamari sauce!
The Fish Lips roll has no rice, but instead is a soy sheet, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, crab, tuna, white tuna, white fish, salmon, tamari sauce, hot sauce and mayonnaise! That’s a lot to roll up!
Another unique feature from FishLips Sushi Food Truck is that they provide calorie information for each item. The Fish Lips Roll has just 36 calories. All of the roll based sushi are under 50 calories each. The temari sushi balls range between 40 and 60 calories each.
FishLips Sushi uses organic vegetables and Koshihikari sushi rice, the #1 brand in Japan!
Now, I wonder if chickens have lips???
Fishlips Sushi – Los Angeles, CA
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When you want a slider, go to an expert!
In Southern California Slammin’ Sliders is the expert, serving gourmet sliders; delicious, inventive, craving-worthy sliders that will have you coming back again and again and again.
Slammin’ Sliders doesn’t kid around, all of their sliders feature top-grade ingredients and qualtiy presentations.
Beef lovers should try the Imperial Wagyu Kobe Slider! Wow, Kobe beef from a food truck! Slammin’ Sliders makes it easy to experience the beef that “everyone” is talking about!
Also on the menu are pork sliders made with Niman Ranch pork, chipotle chicken sliders, and two seafood sliders. The shrimp po-boy slider and the pink pepper crusted lobster slider are sure to please the most demanding palates!
In addition to the sliders you can also order a Black Angus Philly Cheesesteak (west-coast style) or a Black Angus Bulgogi.
Sides include sweet potato pepper jack cheese croquettes, opal basil and orzo pasta salad or red cabbage coleslaw.
Won’t your friends be envious when you tell them you tell them you just finished your Kobe Beef lunch! Check out Slammin’ Sliders as they take the “slider” to the next level of gourmet goodness!
Slammin Sliders – Los Angeles, CA
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