04 December 2013

"Yummy, yummy, yummy..." --The Archies

You know how all your life you're in one category and then one day BAM you're in another?

Yeah, I just switched categories.  I am no longer someone who doesn't eat food from a food truck.

My current job location is in the heart of DC... well, maybe the lower intestine of DC... and come lunchtime the road in front of my building is filled with food trucks.  Today there was an Indian food truck and I succumbed.  I knew it was quality Indian food because it said so right on the truck: FINE INDIAN FOOD.   No name or identifier of any sort, just that.

Officer:  So, you want to sue the people that gave you ptomaine?
Me, weakly:  Yes.
Officer:  And the name of the vendor?
Me:  Um... Fine.  The family name must be "Fine".
Officer:  Fine??
Me:  ...Nevermind.

But so far so good.  The portions were reasonable but hearty, the sauces hot enough to make my nose run, and the mango lassi was yummy!!  The only thing that didn't work was the naan.  It was more like a thick old pita.  I guess expecting to have a proper tandoori oven in a food truck in order to make naan might be a wee bit unreasonable.

Question du jour:  Do you eat food truck food?

I'm still not eating at any of these:


Mike said...

I've had food truck food a couple of times when all the local food trucks have been at an art fair.

The Bug said...

I am SO SAD to report that I've never eaten from a food truck. Well, except at fairs. I work in suburbia, so there aren't any around here :( And I would totally take advantage if I could because I love food in all its many forms. Ha!

Tania said...

I think that I would eat from a food truck, but I too have that suburbia thing going on. Back in university I had food truck access but was too poor to buy anything. I guess the stars just never aligned for the experience.

Little Ms Blogger said...

I've eaten from one at the Farmer's Market. It was a lobster truck, the bisque was good, but for $18, I expect that my lobster roll have more lobster than roll.

Cyndy said...

I would especially not eat from the Burger She Wrote truck because my first "encounter" with Angela Lansberry was when she played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. That left a lasting impression.