Showing posts with label Food Truck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food Truck. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2024

A Seabus Adventure and a Night Market Feast: Exploring The Shipyards in North Vancouver

After nearly nine years in Vancouver, I finally crossed a must-do off my list: riding the Seabus to North Vancouver! The sunny, warm afternoon and the promise of the newly opened Shipyards Night Market made the short journey across the water even more exciting.

Stepping off the Seabus, we were greeted by the vibrant buzz of the opening night market. The historic setting of The Shipyards, with its towering cranes and industrial charm, added a unique flavour to the atmosphere. We strolled around, soaking in the sights, learning about the area's history, and keeping a keen eye out for the diverse food trucks lining the waterfront.

View of Downtown Vancouver from Lonsdale in North Vancouver

Before diving into the savoury delights, a sweet temptation caught our eye. A pop-up local market housed a stall with baked goodies. We couldn't resist the allure of "Cookies by John," and I snagged a mouthwatering banana bread for a perfect breakfast tomorrow with tea.

A Taco Fiesta with Asian Flair: The Taco Tigre

With our sweet fix satisfied, it was finally time for the main event! The Taco Tigre food truck, with its enticing menu of Asian-inspired tacos, is our choice. We embarked on a full flavour exploration, ordering one of each: Beef Brisket Pho Taco, Lemongrass Chicken Taco, Caramelized Pork Taco, and Korean Kimchi Beef Taco.

Four different tacos from The Taco Tigre food truck

Each taco was unique. The slow-cooked beef brisket in the Pho Taco offered a comforting familiarity, while the caramelized pork taco presented a symphony of sweet and savoury notes. Then, there's the slightly spicy and sour Korean kimchi beef taco. However, the clear winner for me was the Lemongrass Chicken Taco. The vibrant citrus flavours of the lemongrass danced perfectly with the tender chicken, creating the best bite.

Our first adventure to The Shipyards Night Market was a resounding success. The Seabus ride offered a scenic start to the afternoon, and the market itself was a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and – most importantly – treats.

Look up while walking around The Shipyards

So tell me, have you experienced the magic of The Shipyards Night Market? Which food truck is your must-try, and which Taco Tigre flavour would you recommend?

List of Food Trucks in Greater Vancouver Area | Checklist

Below is a list of food trucks in Vancouver, BC Canada. This is not a comprehensive list and if you want to add your food truck here, please send me a message in Instragram.

List of Food Trucks in Vancouver
Food Truck Enjoyment Date Event
πŸ”² Acai Dude
πŸ”² Aloha Poke
πŸ”² Aperitivo Truck
☑️ Ay Mamacita! August 14, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food trucks
☑️ B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burgers and Fries July 1, 2023 Canada Together at Canada Place
πŸ”² B&B Concessions: Crepes
πŸ”² Baba's House
☑️ Bao Buns April 28, 2023 Richmond Night Market
πŸ”² Bara Bara Trini Street Food
☑️ Baja's Food July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Beavertails July 10, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Betty's Greek Honey Ballz
πŸ”² Big Chip Truck
πŸ”² Big Red's Poutine
πŸ”² Bistro Van
☑️ Boca'O June 11, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ Boteco Brasil October 1, 2023 BC Culture Days: Flavours of Fall
πŸ”² Bread and Cheese
☑️ Brownie Bakers July 16, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Burger Holic June 11, 2023 RBC Run for the Kids 2023
☑️ Camion Cafe September 16, 2023 Car Free Day: Main Street
πŸ”² Cannoli King
πŸ”² Cazba
πŸ”² Chickpea
πŸ”² Chou Chou Crepes
πŸ”² Come Arepa
☑️ Corn Dog King August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
☑️ Crack On July 31, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Cravings Kettle Corn July 1, 2022 Canada Day at Canada Place
☑️ Crema Ice Cream & Desserts July 29, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Cuba Street Food
πŸ”² Cultivate Food Truck
πŸ”² Disco Cheetah Korean Grill
☑️ Dim Sum Express July 9, 2022 The Khatsahlano Street Party
☑️ Dos Amigos Tex-Mex July 2, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Double Decker Diner
πŸ”² Egg Blanket
πŸ”² English Bay Mini Donuts
☑️ Food Daddy Persian Cuisine August 21, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Fijian Fusion
πŸ”² Footlong Freakk Fries
☑️ The Frying Pan September 24, 2023 Car Free Day Denman Street (at their restaurant)
πŸ”² Fusion Icy
πŸ”² G's Donair
πŸ”² Henry’s Hip Eats
πŸ”² Holi Masala
☑️ Holy Smokes July 14, 2023 corner of West Broadway and Granville Street
☑️ Hugs Mini Donuts July 9, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
πŸ”² Hunky Bills Perogies
πŸ”² Hurricane Potato
☑️ Indish June 12, 2022 RBC Run for the Kids 2022
πŸ”² Innocent Ice Cream
πŸ”² International Perogies
πŸ”² Its All About Grill
☑️ Jamaican Mi Juicy August 19, 2023 PNE Fair
☑️ Japadog December 24, 2021 at Lansdowne Parking Lot
☑️ The Jerk Shack July 2, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
πŸ”² JJ's Hot Cobs
πŸ”² JJ's Trucketeria
πŸ”² Juicy Green Express Inc.
πŸ”² Kampong - Taste of Malaysia
☑️ Kona Ice July 9, 2022 The Khatsahlano Street Party
☑️ KYU Grill July 2, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ La Callejera Mexican Street Food June 25, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ La Taqueria June 1, 2021 near Vancouver Art Gallery
πŸ”² Lee's Donuts
πŸ”² Lemon Heaven
πŸ”² Lilac Pastry
☑️ Little Devils Wood Fire Pizza July 30, 2023 Honda Celebration of Lights
πŸ”² Little Ooties Mini Donuts
πŸ”² Los Tacos Hermanos
☑️ Lucha Libre Truck May 5, 2024 BMO Vancouver Marathon
πŸ”² The Mad Greek
☑️ Mama's Fish and Chips July 31, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Mahshiko July 3, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
πŸ”² Marhaba Lebanese Food
πŸ”² Master Chef's Kabob House
☑️ Max's Restaurant food truck December 11, 2021 "Maligayang Pasko, Vancouver!"
πŸ”² Meet2Eat
πŸ”² Melt City Grilled Cheese
πŸ”² The Mini Donut Factory
☑️ Miss Siam August 27, 2020 corner of West Broadway and Birch Street
☑️ MJ's Caribbean Cuisine June 11, 2022 Riley Park Summer Farmers Market
πŸ”² Mo Bacon Truck
☑️ Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck June 12, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Mr. Arancino July 3, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Mr. Donair
πŸ”² Mr. Frosty Ice Cream
☑️ Mr. Pretzels July 29, 2023 Celebration of Lights
☑️ Mr. Shawarma August 6, 2022 Robson Square
πŸ”² Mr. Taco
☑️ Mr. Tube Steak June 3, 2023 corner of West Georgia and Granville Street
☑️ Munchu Picchu June 5, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
πŸ”² Namaste Food Lovers
πŸ”² NaMi Vietnamese
πŸ”² Noona's Cucina
πŸ”² Old Country Pierogy
☑️ Overland Sandwich June 4, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ Praguery Ice Cream and Chimney Cakes December 14, 2022 PNE Winter Fair
☑️ Planted May 7, 2023 BMO Vancouver Marathon Street Festival
πŸ”² Potato Corner
πŸ”² Pretty Good Sandwiches
☑️ Rain or Shine Ice Cream Truck July 8, 2023 Khatsahlano Street Party
πŸ”² Ragazzi Pizza Co
☑️ REEL Mac and Cheese June 26, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Rice Bowls Paradise August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
πŸ”² Rocky Point Ice Cream
πŸ”² Rolled West Coast
☑️ Roasted Revolution August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
☑️ Rosie's BBQ and Smokehouse July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Rosie's Curry & Spice Kitchen
☑️ SAJetarian June 25, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Saltspring Noodle Bar
☑️ Salty's Lobster Shack July 9, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Say Hello Sweets July 3, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Shameless Buns July 16, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Shawarma Time September 16, 2023 Car Free Day: Main Street
πŸ”² Sirius Craving
πŸ”² Slavic Rolls
πŸ”² Smoking Hot Donair
πŸ”² Steamworks Food Truck
πŸ”² Steve-O's Deep-Fried Sweets & Treats
πŸ”² Steve-O's Fried Chicken
πŸ”² Streetdogs
☑️ Super Thai June 11, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Sweet Avenue Bakery
☑️ Taco'N Todo September 23, 2023 Culture Days at Pacific Arts Market
☑️ Taco Nori Sushi Tacos September 2, 2022 Richmond Night Market
☑️ Taco Tigre May 10, 2024 The Shipyards Night Market
πŸ”² Tacosaurus Vancouver
☑️ Takenaka July 3, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ TAPS and TACOS September 4, 2023 Car Free Day: Denman Street
πŸ”² Teapressu
πŸ”² Teriyaki Boys
πŸ”² Teriyaki Express
πŸ”² ThaiBox on Truck
πŸ”² Tin Lizzy Concessions: Best Grilled Cheese & Poutine
☑️ Tin Lizzy Concessions: Fishn' Chips & Chicken Tenders July 1, 2022 Canada Day at Canada Place
πŸ”² Tin Lizzy Concessions: Mini Donuts
☑️ Tokyo Katsu Sand June 19, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ Tornado Potato July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
πŸ”² Truckin’ BBQ
πŸ”² Twisted Potato
πŸ”² Urban Wood Fired Pizza
πŸ”² Via Tevere Il Saltimbocca
πŸ”² Wak Wak Burger
πŸ”² Wings Outdoor Grill
πŸ”² Yardie Grill Jamaican Cuisine
☑️ Yo-Bones BBQ July 10, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Oreo Fiesta Signature Bubble Waffle from Crema Ice Cream food truck

After a spicy lunch at The Frying Pan, my husband requested we get ice cream to cool down. We spotted the Crema Ice Cream food truck and got the Oreo Fiesta Signature Bubble Waffle.

We chose a scoop of chocolate ganache to come with the bubble waffle and topped it with M&M, sprinkles, and Oreo pieces.

Oreo Fiesta Signature Bubble Waffle from Crema Ice Cream food truck
Choice of ice cream (chocolate ganache), bubble waffle, M&Ms, sprinkles, and Oreo pieces

I prefer the S'More Signature Bubble Waffle we tried previously because it has a more varying texture. However, the chocolate ganache is the best chocolate ice cream I've had in Vancouver. It's not overly sweet, and I love the solid chocolatey flavour.

Car Free Day in Denman Street is our last summer event; ending it with delicious ice cream is the way to go.

Street Tacos from TAPS and TACOS food truck

After my husband finished the Under Armour Eastside 10k, we slowly walked to Denman Street for Car Free Day. The same foodie rules apply where we prioritize food trucks we have yet to try, which means getting four different street tacos from TAPS and TACOS food truck.

First up is the pork carnitas taco. The spicy allure of salsa roja danced with the savoury pork carnitas.

Then, we took a bite of a roasted jackfruit taco. A surprising and delightful vegetarian option, the roasted jackfruit taco boasted the smoky allure of salsa Morita.

Afterwards, we enjoyed the delightful blend of tender meat and a kick of salsa Morita of the roasted chicken taco. The shredded succulent roasted chicken is perfect. I recommend this one.

Street Tacos from TAPS and TACOS food truck

Last but not necessarily the least is the braised beef tacos. It is adorned with vibrant salsa verde, promising a zesty adventure. The melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of the beef combined with the tangy salsa and the crispness of onion and cilantro.

One noteworthy aspect of TAPS and TACOS' presentation was their consideration of diners. They provided multiple tortillas for each taco, ensuring that the delicious contents remained firmly within the bounds of the tortilla, preventing any spills and allowing us to savour every bite to the fullest.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

BC Culture Days Latin America at Pacific Arts Market, Vancouver

Greetings on this rainy Saturday! I am fortunate to reside just a few blocks from Pacific Arts Market. This establishment has recently delighted us with its vibrant events (see Vancouver Night Market), especially those featuring delectable culinary offerings.

Today, our rendezvous at Pacific Arts revolves around celebrating Latin America's rich and diverse flavours. Needless to say, I'm here to savour every delightful dish presented by the participating vendors. We arrived in the area at around 2:30 in the afternoon, and based on earlier pictures, some vendors had already left.

Taquitos from Lita's Mexican Food

Our gastronomic expedition starts at Lita's Mexican food, where the enticing aroma of taquitos beckons. These little gems sport a crispy exterior, and the hot sauce makes it perfect on this chilly day.

Chicken Taquitos from Lita's Mexican Food

If you don't know, taquitos are a popular Mexican dish, often served as finger foods or appetizers. These cheese and meat-filled tortillas are typically deep-fried until they become crispy and golden brown. Lita's taquitos are available in grocery stores, so go check them out.

Mote con ChicharrΓ³n from La Yapa

We're venturing into uncharted culinary territory as we try Ecuadorian cuisine for the first time at La Yapa. We picked two delectable choices: the Mote Con ChicharrΓ³n and Guagua de Pan.

The Mote con ChicharrΓ³n is a revelation. It features mote (hominy), which is corn that has been treated with an alkali to remove the outer hull, causing the corn kernels to puff up and have a soft, chewy texture. It serves as the base for the chicharrΓ³n (fried pieces of pork). It is fatty, juicy, and oh-so succulent, harmonizing perfectly with the tender corn.

Mote con ChicharrΓ³n from La Yapa

Meanwhile, guagua de pan is a traditional Ecuadorian sweet bread decorated with coloured icing. The bread is slightly firmer than expected and likely became stale due to the cold and rainy weather. I wish I could try this fresh from the oven.

Guagua de Pan from La Yapa

Beef Quesadillas from Mi Casa Cucina Mexicana

Prepare yourself, for what I'm about to share is nothing short of a culinary epiphany. Mi Casa Cucina Mexicana serves up what can only be described as the pinnacle of Mexican beef in Vancouver.

Beef Quesadillas from Mi Casa Cucina Mexicana

The beef is tender, juicy, and bursting with flavour and placed upon a warm tortilla covered with melted cheese. It's a symphony of taste that I can't wait to revisit at their location on the corner of 4th Avenue and Burrard and perhaps again on Cinco de Mayo.

Tamales from Jicama y Perejil

This is my second time trying tamales (a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa that is filled with various ingredients, wrapped in a corn husk, and then steamed or boiled), and the first time was also because of a Pacific Arts event. I chose tender chicken enveloped by a tamale's embrace.

Chicken Tamales from Jicama y Perejil

While the chicken's tender is undeniable, the texture of the corn gives pause, exhibiting an unexpected grittiness. Moreover, I know tamales need to be served hot, but this is not warm enough to melt the cheese on top.

Nachos from TACO'N Todo food truck

I have a mild obsession with food trucks and have made a checklist of food trucks in Vancouver.

Beef Nachos from TACO'N Todo food truck

I ordered nachos topped with beef and was pleasantly shocked at the serving size. It's good enough for three people, and we manage to conquer it as a duo. The nacho chips, a personal weakness, deliver pure satisfaction, making this dish a resounding success.

After our food adventure, we make our way to church for the 5 PM Anticipated Mass, and I find myself writing this post inside Blenz Coffee at the corner of West Broadway and Maple. I will edit it at home later this evening.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Lemongrass Beef BÑnh Mì from Camion Cafe food truck (includes menu)

Nestled amidst the vibrant festivities of Car Free Day on Main Street, we stumbled upon Camion Cafe, a delightful food truck specializing in Vietnamese cuisine, specifically bÑnh mì. We decided to give their Lemongrass BÑnh Mì and spring roll a try.

Lemongrass Beef BΓ‘nh MΓ¬ from Camion Cafe
Lemongrass beef, ginger garlic marinade, mayo cucumber, jalapeno, daikon & carrot pickles, and cilantro.

At first glance, the crusty demi-baguette encasing the bÑnh mì appears too hardy, but beneath this textural exterior lies the star: the lemongrass-infused beef. It's so tender and succulent.

Lemongrass Beef BΓ‘nh MΓ¬ from Camion Cafe
Lemongrass beef, ginger garlic marinade, mayo cucumber, jalapeno, daikon & carrot pickles, and cilantro.

In contrast to the savoury beef, the cucumber contributed a crispy crunch. At the same time, the jalapeno adds a subtle kick of heat, and the daikon & carrot pickles offer a sweet and tangy contrast that helps cut through the meat's richness.

Spring Rolls from Camion Cafe

We also savoured one of Camion Cafe's spring rolls to complete our culinary exploration. It exhibited a harmonious blend of textures: crispy on the outside and tender and flavorful within.

Camion Cafe food truck menu

Shawarma and Dolmades from Shawarma Time Truck (with menu)

I just love Car Free Day on Main Street. My husband and I made a pact to prioritize food stalls without a physical store and food trucks that we have yet to try.

As we continued our stroll along Main Street, we spotted Shawarma Time Truck. I eagerly ordered one beef shawarma wrap and a side of dolmades, a Mediterranean delight I've adored (thanks to Super Dishes Egyptian Halal Cuisine).

First up were the Dolmades, and they lived up to my high expectations. These delicate parcels, made with vine leaves stuffed with a flavorful mixture of rice, herbs, and spices, were a testament to the artistry of Mediterranean cuisine. Each bite was a burst of savoury, tangy, zesty goodness, and I savoured every one.

4 Pieces of Dolmades from Shawarma Time Truck
Grape vine leaves, stuffed with delicious rice, shaped into little rolls

The beef shawarma wrap had its own charm. The tender slices of beef were generously seasoned and spiced, delivering that signature shawarma flavour. However, it leaned slightly on the saltier side, a touch more than I prefer. Nonetheless, it was a satisfying experience.

Beef Shawarma Wrap from Shawarma Time Truck
Fresh-cut beef shawarma with tahini spreads and your choice of toppings and sauces

Shawarma Time Truck Menu

Below is a picture of the Shawarma Time Truck menu.

Shawarma Time Truck menu

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Frikandel Special from Dutchlicious | Dutch Street Market

Happy Sunday! We spent most of the morning and early afternoon in Downtown Vancouver. There's a Dutch Street Market north of West Georgia along Granville Street, and we stopped by a food trailer called Dutchlicious.

After perusing the menu, I decided to go for the most interesting - a frikandel and Dutch fries. Frikandel is skinless sausage topped with onions, curry ketchup, and mayonnaise. Because it is skinless, the exterior was crispy, while the interior was moist and tender.

The savoury sausage was topped with sweet onions and mayonnaise, but the unique condiment is the curry ketchup. It is a popular condiment in Germany and other European countries. It is ketchup mixed with curry powder, sauce, and other seasonings. It is tangy and slightly sweet with a hint of curry flavour.

I love curry and instantly loved the Frikandel topped with curry ketchup.

Combo 4 Dutch Fries (Large), 1 Frikandel Special

We also ordered Dutch fries and were uncertain about what makes it "Dutch." It's thicker than what you typically get from fast food chains and smelled unusually good, but it tastes like you're regular deep-fried potatoes.

According to my research, we should have ordered Dutch Fries Special. It's the thick-cut fries with mayonnaise, ketchup, onions, and ketchup curry. It sounds delicious.

I also noticed that their menu includes Indonesian influence, like satay and spring roll, which makes sense since Indonesia was a former Dutch colony.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Caramel Pretzel from Mr. Pretzels food truck

Growing up, the only pretzel I knew was the one covered in chocolate: Jack & Jill Chocolate Pretzels Sticks. When I arrived in Canada, I tried freshly made pretzels, which was fantastic. Today, I ordered pretzels drizzled with caramel from Mr. Pretzels' food truck during the Celebration of Lights in English Bay.

Caramel Pretzels from Mr. Pretzels

The pretzel is a slightly salty base that perfectly complements the sweet caramel. I enjoyed the delightful crispy crust while the inside remained soft and chewy. I wish I was not sharing it with my husband.

Duck Pizza from Little Devils Pizza food truck

Happy sunny Saturday! We went to a 5 PM Anticipated Sunday Mass today. Afterwards, we walked to English Bay to watch the Celebration of Lights fireworks display by the Philippines representative.

We were unprepared (no mat or lawn chairs), so we placed my jacket under a tree and enjoyed the Duck Pizza from Little Devils Pizza food truck.

Duck Pizza from Little Devils Pizza food truck
Garlic/Olive Oil base, duck confit, basil, hoisin sauce, fior di latte, chili oil

Hubby said it's delicious, but more duck is needed. πŸ˜… It's truly something else, especially from a food truck. The pizza has a touch of sweetness because of the garlic and hoisin sauce. Meanwhile, the duck confit provides a savoury and meaty element which is perfect with the creamy and milky mozzarella cheese.

Overall, an exquisite and unique pizza.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Beef Polish Smokies and All Beef Smokies from Holy Smokes

Happy Friday! I survived my second week at my new job. It's a hot Friday, so we decided to go outside for dinner and hang out at a nearby coffee shop. Before heading to Blenz, we thought of dropping by VSB Park for TGIF (Thank Granville It's Food Trucks), but the event ends at 3:00 PM. We still managed to buy from a food truck: Holy Smokes. If you pass by the corner of Granville and West Broadway, you're most likely familiar with it.

Holy Smokes! Food Stand

For dinner, we ordered one Beef Polish Smokies and an All Beef Smokies with all the extra paid topping of mayonnaise, cheese, and caramelized onions.

All Beef Smokies from Holy Smokes

Let's first discuss how much I love the perfectly toasted buns. The exterior is slightly crispy, while the interior is still soft. Directly on the bun are caramelized onions bringing a touch of sweetness, which is an excellent contrast to the savoury sausage. Lastly, the shredded cheese is melted all over everything. Top the sandwich with creamy mayonnaise and slightly tangy ketchup, and you get a perfect bite.

Beef Polish Smokies from Holy Smokes

Focusing my attention on the two smokies - all beef is moist and juicy with a snappy exterior. Of course, it tastes beefier than the beef polish smokie,   which has a more complex taste. I can't pinpoint what spice improved it, but both are enjoyable.

I hope you're having a fantastic Friday.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Coffee Toffee and Salted Caramel Rain or Shine Ice Cream | Khatsahlano Street Party

To end our afternoon at Khatsahlano Street Party, we lined up at the Rain or Shine Ice Cream food truck.

Salted Caramel from Rain or Shine Ice Cream food truck

I'll go on record in saying that Rain or Shine has the best ice cream in Vancouver, in my opinion. Best gelato goes to Uno Gelato.

Coffee Toffee from Rain or Shine Ice Cream

Both flavours are delicious. My coffee toffee was slightly bitter and sweet. It's perfect for this hot afternoon.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

The Classic Burger and Poutine from B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burgers

We arrived at Canada Place for the Canada Together event celebrating Canada Day. We checked out the available food trucks and chose B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burgers and Fries. Similar to last year, we had Poutine on Canada Day. We also ordered The Classic Burger.

It was a generous portion of Poutine with hot gravy, melted cheese curds, and fries.

Poutine from B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burgers

The burger is huge! It's loaded with all the usual toppings - tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickle, and cheese. The standout flavour is the mustard at the bottom. It's unexpected and surprisingly worked well.

The Classic Burger from B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burgers and Fries Food Truck

Happy Canada Day!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Chicken and Fish Katsu from Tokyo Katsu-Sand Food Truck

 Hubby and I travelled to Burnaby to see the festivities at Pinoy Festival.

Pinoy Festival 2023 at Burnaby

There were a lot of booths for Filipino merchandise, Filipino realtors, immigration consultants, and different groups and societies. Unfortunately, there were only four food vendors (not counting Macao Imperial Tea), and they're set up side-by-side. The line is crazy for each one, and they're on top of each other. It's hard to know which line goes to which vendor.

That's why we opted for the food truck Tokyo Katsu-Sand even though the Filipino Pork BBQ skewers smell so good. 🀀

We ordered the Chicken-Katsu and Fish-Katsu. Both are delicious, but the fish is definitely better. Because the bread is perfectly toasted and crispy, the delicate meat of the fish provides such a soft contrast.

Deep-fried chicken cutlet, shredded cabbage, homemade chicken-katsu sauce, and mustard-mixed mayonnaise

I'll go for the fish again next time. Or maybe the Ebi will be back, and we can try it too.

Deep-fried black code cutlet, shredded cabbage, homemade tartar sauce, and homemade fish-katsu sauce

The Pinoy Fiesta was fun, but I prefer the Proudly Philippines Food and Travel Fair just because there are more food options. 😁 Hubby suggested that each Filipino society could sell its own product or partner with a food vendor for one (imagine buying Bicol Express or Pili Nuts from the Bicol Association).

I'm still deciding whether to travel to Surrey for Extravaganza; we'll see what our schedule is like then. 😁

Sunday, June 11, 2023

BurgerHolic from Burger Holic Food Truck

Happy Sunday! I joined 7,000 fun runners at RBC Run for the Kids today. After the run on a beautiful cloudy day, I am famished. I had a banana at 7:30 AM and needed a proper meal.

The festival afterwards had six food trucks, and it was my first time seeing the Burger Holic food truck. We ordered the first item on their menu BurgerHolic. I made it a meal with canned Nestea Iced Tea and medium-sized Crunchy Coated Fries.

Peeking inside the bag of my Burger Holic order

The burger patty is so juicy and perfectly cooked, while the lettuce is crunchy. The tomatoes provided freshness to the burger, and there was a pickle to help with the greasiness. My favourite part is the bun. It's toasted and flattened in butter, providing so much flavour and different crispiness while the middle of the bun is still soft.

#1 BurgerHolic from Burger Holic Food Truck
6 oz Juicy Beef Parry, Signature BH Sauce, ketchup, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles

My husband loves the fries too. It's surprisingly crunchy. We usually expect soggy fries from food trucks, but this is a pleasant exception.

Crunchy Coated Fries from Burger Holic Food Truck

I love this food truck! I can't wait to try their other burger.

Burger Holic Food Truck menu

Below is the Burger Holic Food Truck menu.

Burger Holic Food Truck menu

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