Food Truck: Eat Chicken Wraps

You see something enough times and your mind starts getting its own ideas. You don’t want your mind to take over. You want your brain to stay firmly planted in the present, in reality; you hate it when it wanders off into a mind of its own and becomes that mind. You want it to plainly process the information your eyes pass on and for it to focus on the task at hand. You want to drive safely. You brain tells itself to stay disciplined and not be distracted. And yet your head turns. Your mind wanders. It points your … Continue reading Food Truck: Eat Chicken Wraps

Food Trucks: Cazba

I’ve always thought that it would be much more likely for me to try out Cazba the restaurant before Cazba the food truck because of their respective locations.  It turns out I was wrong. The convenience of the grab-and-go nature of the Cazba food truck and the wraps it offered meant that I was able to quickly grab one of its wrap for a between-meal “meal” and go on my way to wherever I was going (which was nowhere in particular…but definitely not close to where the food truck was situated). I got the joojeh – a.k.a. chicken – wrap … Continue reading Food Trucks: Cazba

Food Trucks: Mogu Japanese Street Eats

I was at the Pacific Centre during lunchtime today and instead of having my usual spicy beef basil fried rice from the Thai food court stall, I decided to venture outside the confines of the mall and sample the offerings of the Mogu food truck. Like most space-limited food trucks, Mogu has a rather tight and focused menu. It offers a total of three sandwiches – sweet miso pork katsu, chicken teriyaki, and veggie croquette, one side -chicken karaage in spicy sweet sauce, and one side salad on its regular menu. There were also two specials: the pork katsu curry … Continue reading Food Trucks: Mogu Japanese Street Eats

Food Trucks: Vij’s Railway Express

I haven’t been keeping up with my plan of getting more intimate with local food trucks – which is rather regrettable considering that they are fast becoming a major part of the local food scene. I fear that if I don’t start getting a move on sampling the food from more local food trucks, I will miss out on this important culinary movement entirely. So I thought that I’d start immediately. Immediately meant today. I started with Vij’s Railway Express because it was at the top of my long-forgotten list of food trucks to try. Since almost everyone and their … Continue reading Food Trucks: Vij’s Railway Express

Food Trucks: Mr. Shawarma

Mr. Shawarma – I drive through Robson on an almost daily basis, and shutting off the section between Hornby and Howe down to vehicular traffic has been more than a bit annoying to me. It may seem minor, but the minutes of extra driving due to the detour adds up quickly. And what did they shut it down for? As far as I can tell, they shut it down for Mr. Shawarma. Other than pedestrians, the Mr. Shawarma food cart/truck/trailer seems to be the only thing standing between my car and a right turn on Robson to Howe. The shawarma … Continue reading Food Trucks: Mr. Shawarma

Food Trucks: Guanaco (my first Salvadorian experience)

Guanaco – El Salvador: a Central American country and culture that is completely foreign to me. The thought of trying Salvadorian food wouldn’t even have crossed my mind if I had not been offered a sample of an entire pupusa while walking by the Guanaco food truck the other day. I was really grateful for full-sized sample, but I was really too full to purchase another one of their pupusas at that very moment. I thanked them profusely for the sample and promised to go back as soon as possible for a proper order of their pupusa. Two days later I … Continue reading Food Trucks: Guanaco (my first Salvadorian experience)

Food Trucks: Tacofino (the right kind of fusion)

Tacofino – With such a thriving local food truck (cart) scene, I kinda feel bad for not trying more of them out. I think I’ve only ever tried food from one local food truck (not taking into account the ubiquitous Japadog) -Ursu – and I don’t even think it is in operation anymore. In an effort to delve deeper into the local food scene, I’m going to at least try out one of them a week. I started with Tacofino, whose truck on Howe just so happened to be in its last two days of operations when I visited it last … Continue reading Food Trucks: Tacofino (the right kind of fusion)