New York, NY: NYC Food Truck Lunch – Five-Spice Pork Rice Bowl From Domo Taco

Nacho Tots (credit: Perry R.)

By Perry R.  | CBS Local New York

(credit: Perry R.)
(credit: Perry R.)

You can get a lot more than tacos at Domo Taco, who started out as a Japanese taco truck, but slowly expanded their menu over the past couple of years.

Like many food trucks today, the menu is mix-and-match. Choose a protein (beef, pork, fish, etc), choose a style (rice bowl, tacos, burrito, quesadilla) and you’re on your way.

We chose the five-spice pork shoulder in a rice bowl, which cost $8. For a little variety, we added the sol fry rice ($1 extra) instead of white rice.

The rice bowls at Domo are loaded with side dishes, making this one of the more colorful lunches around. There was soy miso slaw that used red cabbage, pickled daikon and carrots, pico de gallo and black beans…and that was just the sides.

The braised pork shoulder was shredded, and had a definite five-spice flavor, which we love. The meat was moist and juicy, and was topped with monterey jack cheese, sesame crema, and hot sauce (at our request).

Everything on top of the rice was good. There was a nice variety of flavors and textures, although going back and forth between the warm meat and cheese and the cold side dishes was a little disconcerting at first.

Was the sol fry rice worth the extra dollar? We think so. It consisted of fried rice, pieces of spicy beef, egg and scallions.  If lunch was $10, we probably wouldn’t have splurged the extra dollar for sol fry rice, but at $8, we did.

Between the pork, rice, cheese and sides dishes, there was a lot of food. That’s not a complaint, it’s more of a warning, since we’re incapable of leaving any food on our plates. We would be better off not eating everything on our plate, but upbringings can be hard to overcome.

The Domo Taco truck makes the rounds of the usual Manhattan and Brooklyn lunch spots. You can find the truck on Twitter here, onFacebook here, and their website is here. They also have a brick-and-mortar location at 733 Franklin Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Nacho Tots (credit: Perry R.)
Nacho Tots (credit: Perry R.)

The nacho tots are an interesting appetizer to try, but that and lunch can be a lot of food for one person. If you have someone to share lunch with, one rice bowl or burrito and an appetizer could probably suffice for two of you.