Wilmington, NC: Indian Food Truck Cranks Up

By Liz Biro | Wilmington Biz

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With three awards for best food truck, Flaming Amy’s Sacred Burrito Bus is the leader in Wilmington’s mobile menu race, but competition keeps rolling onto the streets.

Just days after Flaming Amy’s won Encore Magazine’s Best of Wilmington award for No. 1 food truck, India Mahal restaurant owner Sunny Singh is scheduled to debut his Bollywood Food truck downtown this week.

Singh said he plans to fill Bollywood Food’s list with India Mahal favorites as well as Indian street food snacks. Look for naan, vegetable samosas, potato cakes named aloo tikki, Indian spice tea and mango lassi drinks, to name a few, Singh said.

A food truck has been on Singh’s mind for some time, he said.

“I was planning to open another restaurant, but … it was too much,” Singh said of the investment in another brick-and-mortar unit. With a food truck, he noted, “you turn off the key, and your expenses stop there.”

Find Bollywood Food at special events and also on regular mealtime rounds in Wilmington, Singh said. He’s researching catering options for the truck as well.

Bollywood Food’s schedule at India Mahal’s website and the restaurant’s Facebook fan page.

Meantime, India Mahal, 4610 Maple Ave., off College Road near Oleander Drive, has a new wine and beer list and an expanded buffet, including lamb on weekends, Singh said.

In November, Flaming Amy’s Sacred Burrito Bus won both the judge’s and people’s choice awards at the downtown Wilmington food truck rally, TRUCK-a-ROO.

See the full list of Encore Best of Wilmington food and drink winners in its Feb. 16 issue or online.