The Times of London’s powerful, acerbic restaurant critic Giles Coren has been touring a handful of North American cities — places he readily admits he knows little about — and directing his trademark piercing critiques at the local food scenes. It’s for a reality TV show that he originated, and in keeping with his media personality of supersized ego, has named “Million Dollar Critic.”
She knows how important it is to re-name the dishes for effect so she dishes out stuff like The Malay (roti prata), The Scholar (fried bee hoon), Golden Nuggets (deep fried Hainan chicken rice, one of her best sellers) and even the Emperor (Laksa). She broke even in one month with her U$30,000 investment in the makan truck.
The truck has kababs in three different proteins: chicken, steak, or lamb. They also have lamb or chicken curry, butter chicken, and chicken tikka masala. The meat dishes come with two of four featured vegetables, rice, and naan bread.
The truck will have a more pronounced vegetarian selection. Manter and McCarter predict that 50 percent of the menu will center on vegetables. That translates to dishes like a roasted eggplant pita with green pea hummus, Israeli salad, harissa yogurt and crispy potato or tandoori cauliflower (a holdover from The Owl) with cucumber raita, peanuts, sriracha and cilantro.
When it comes to ordering, I tend to, um, stick to the sticky stuff (HAH!) such as the chicken wings whose crispy poultry meat is glazed with a sweet, slightly spicy sauce that will get all over your hands and face. Also terrific are the sliders, which layer crispy or sautéed chicken (go for the former), "sticky's sauce," mayonnaise, and provolone cheese on sweet, buttery Hawaiian rolls.
Milo's Kitchen, a San Francisco-based pet treat company, is answering dogs' prayers with its "Treat Truck." The mobile food truck, stocked with doggie treats, water dishes, tennis balls, and even a photo booth for #PupSelfies, debuted on Friday night in the Bay Area
I was blown away by the quality of the food at The Green Radish and here are a few dishes that I tried
Gourmet is the name of the game in two food trucks that have been popping up at Stark County sites and events in recent months. Both the Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe and Denostas Wood Fired Grille are owned by professionally trained chefs, and their menus feature diverse dishes, from lamb chops to vegan wraps.
The Mobile Global Bistro menu focuses on Mediterranean/coastal, Californian fusion and Asian bistro-style dishes such as Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches. Benson said she uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and incorporates “amazing” sauces and condiments with each dish — many of which she makes herself.
Due to positive feedback and high demand,’’ the food trucks will continue to be available every Friday at 11 a.m. through Oct. 25