By Melissa McCart | PGPlate
Hoon Kim, restaurateur behind Fukuda in Bloomfield, confirms he has purchased a food truck and is adding final design touches this week. Here’s the Twitter handle.
The truck will roll out for the first time this Sunday for a food truck roundup at Life Stone Church from 12 to 3 p.m.
“Now that spring and summer are upon us, we want to be a full-fledged part of the city’s food truck scene,” said Mr. Kim.
Fukuda’s truck will feature Japanese street food such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki as well as handrolls and other items. The kitchen is finalizing the menu this week.
The truck will join Oh, My Grill,Franktuary, BRGR Bar, Pittsburgh Pierogi,PGH Taco Truck and Cake Eaters Sweet Shoppe for the event.
Where will we find Fukuda’s truck after Sunday? “Because of the legal structure in this city, we need a host with a private lot,” he said, citing the Coffee Buddha as the host for PGH Taco Truck.
Mr. Kim said he joined James Rich for a day and was amazed at the turnout at the North Hills location. “There were huge lines of people waiting for hours for tacos,” he said. “The turnout demonstrates that people want more trucks here. But driving around the streets and selling food in town? That’s the hardest thing to do in Pittsburgh.”
Should Mr. Kim find a host, he would consider parking “three, four or five times a week,” he said. In the meantime, he’ll stick to events and roundups for in-city sales.