Category Archives: Food Trucks

Comme Ci Comme Ça, Mediterranean/Moroccan Food Truck

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52nd and Park Ave

As much as I love to eat and try new foods, weekday lunch is usually my time to cleanse my palate. My favorite lunch spot is Chop’t and nine times out of ten, I’ll get half kale half mesclun mix, cherry tomatoes, corn, crumbled egg (makes the salad a tinge creamy), and sunflower seeds. I alternate between the Chop’t Mexican Goddess dressing, which is a jalepeno, cilantro, and avocado dressing, and my own concoction of half a lemon’s worth of lemon juice, EVOO, salt, and pepper. I always ask for extra bread because the salad on its own isn’t enough to last me. Anyway, my coworkers have been trying to organize lunches more so I’ve been tagging along occasionally. We recently picked up some Mediterranean/Moroccan food at Comme Ci Comme Ça, a food truck often parked in Midtown. The wait was about 20 minutes, pretty ridiculous for lunch, but promising for a satisfying meal.

Comme Ci Comme Ça
This is what D.Z. got: The Cous Cous Royal ($12), which includes all the meats (lemon chicken, beef, kofta, and merguez) on a bed of fluffy cous cous made with vegetable stock. All the cous cous platters come with an assortment of roasted vegetables (think eggplants, zucchini, squash, pumpkin…)

Comme Ci Comme Ça
On the opposite end of the spectrum, E.D. ordered the Vegetarian Cous Cous ($8), which is just more roasted veggies over the same cous cous. You get to pick two out of four sauces: Spicy Andalusian Sauce (red chili peppers, olive oil, lemon juice), Green Olive Sauce (light mayo base, green olives, olive oil, lemon juice, blend of spices), Spicy Mint (green chili peppers, mint, yogurt, blend of spices), and Casablanca Sauce (light mayo base, olive oil, lemon juice, blend of spices).  Continue reading

Wafelini

Wafels & Dinges (Pagadder Cart)
City Hall Park
(Lafayette and Reade St.)
New York, NY

Y.P. is visiting in New York and being the good tour guide I am, I made sure to have her try Wafels & Dinges. Wafels & Dinges is the first truck that I had in the city and has remained one of my favorites, even with all these new trucks parading the streets. I’m not a huge dessert person so if I’m not sharing with LAW (in which case we always get the bacon maple syrup one), I always get the Wafelini ($3). For just $3, I get the cutest, perfectly sized wafel with two toppings. The wafel is always crisp on the outside, warm, and just every so slightly sweet. The center is not airy like IHOP or cafeteria-made wafels. It is dense and almost a little cakey but chewy, like how a real Belgian wafel should be. If I didn’t get two free toppings, I would probably be more than happy with just the wafel itself.

Seoul Food Truck – Midtown Lunch

Seoul Food Truck
51st and Park Avenue
New York, NY

Seoul Food Truck parks right near my office during lunch so S.X., K.C., LAW and I decided to check it out today for our fun workday lunch.  Seeing friends on weekdays is so much more exciting than weekends, not that weekend dates aren’t fun.  There’s just something special about taking an hour out of your work day to see someone familiar, someone you don’t have to turn your work-face on for.  Anyway, it was warm out and I wanted a Korean burrito so we went.


So, I’m actually obsessed with Korilla, Seoul Food Truck’s main competitor, and so directly compared this Sweet and Spicy Pork burrito to Korilla’s Spicy Pork burrito.*  I ordered the Sweet and Spicy Pork in a whole wheat wrap with brown rice and spicy mayo.  I don’t know why I was trying to be healthy with the brown and wheat given that I was eating a burrito, go figure.  Anyway, If you click on that Korilla link, you can compare these two burritos side by side.   Continue reading

Seoul Food Truck: Spicy Pork Slider

Meh. Does not compare to Korilla at all. This $3.50 slider is tiny for the price and offers nothing much more than pork marinated in sweet and spicy sauce (always more sweet because they assume sweetness is more appealing to the Western palate) akin to the marinade offered at Korean supermarkets paired with a lot of kimchi with A LOT of raw onion, sandwiched between a decently grilled brioche bun. It isn’t a bad slider. Just a very mediocre one I feel like I could put together easily after a trip to H-Mart. Take out some of that onion and bring your prices down by a dollar fifty, then we’ll talk again.

 

Korilla Food Truck: Spicy Pork Burrito

Korilla Food Truck spotted on 3rd Ave and 14th Street

DELICIOUS. The meat was well-marinated and was further boosted with finger-licking Korilla sauce (think Asian sweet and salty BBQ sauce). We chose to have the sticky rice which was slightly undercooked but still a good pair with the flavorful meats. The wrap was very, very good, probably one of the best parts of the whole thing. It was not too thick, was very chewy, and had a very nice smooth texture. It was the finishing piece of the puzzle and helped bring together all the flavors, wrapping them into a roll of savory bliss. Every bite had an equal portion of rice and meats and kimchi. I can’t wait to have another one.