Food Truck Files – September

As I have begun to see a reoccurring theme in my efforts to try every food truck on the planet or at least in the Los Angeles County — today I bring to you what I am introducing as a new monthly special called “Food Truck Files”.  So drum up your truck hunting skills and begin watering your taste buds with these truck stops.


Takoyaki Tanota

You are probably wondering what in the world is Takoyaki?


These golf-ball size pancake balls are filled with a warm mix of diced Octopus, Green onions, Ginger, and Tempura pieces.  They are topped off with a Tanota Original sauce, Mayo, Dried Seaweed, and some more Green Onions.  As decadent as theses bite size balls are the coolest thing about them is how they are cooked.

Takoyaki Chef

The cook ladles the batter into a Takoyaki Grill which looks like a cupcake pan with 1/2 spherical molds.  As the batter begins to cook he fills it with the mixings and rotates the small ball with an ice cream scoop tool.  The process is fascinating and draws quite a crowd.  So next time you see the Takoyaki cart stop — step outside your box and try something new.  As the crew from Tanota says in their mission statement, “It ain’t easy introducing something new to the world but look at “Sushi” now! People thought it was the most disgusting food in the world when it was first starting to spread, Shouldn’t be harder than Sushi because it’s cooked!” — Tanota Takoyaki

AHN-JOO – A Korean Snack Bar

Ahn - Joo

Ahn Joo offers a tapas style contemporary korean dishes ranging from $3 – $7 depending on size.  With offerings such as Kimchee Citrus Pork with Roasted Fuji Apple Skewers and Korean Nachos (fried rice cakes, smokey chile queso, soy braised pork, and kimchee salsa this truck is taking the Korean food truck craze to a brand new level of innovation.

Kimchee Citrus Pork with Roasted Fuji Apples


Tasty Meat's The Bamwich

Not all beef not all lamb — The Bamwich.  The Tasty Meat! Truck is filling a void in the Los Angeles Food Truck world with Turkish doner kabob.  Those enormous cones of meat that are cooked on a vertical spit and sliced off to order with electric shavers or knifes.  The deliciousness gets piled onto pita bread or nann and topped with fresh lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and a greek yogurt sauce.  The result is a meat filled sandwich that tastes ooh so good!

Head out this weekend in search for your local on the go eats.  To Follow the Street Food Movement with Roaming Hunger.  Showcasing food trucks in cities from Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Orange County, Portland, San Francisco, Vancouver, & Washington DC.

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