Lifestyle Food and Recipes 08 Aug 2019 The food truck pheno ...

The food truck phenomenon

Published Aug 8, 2019, 12:04 am IST
Updated Aug 8, 2019, 12:04 am IST
Chicken Wings.
 Chicken Wings.

If you are an ardent foodie then you’ve probably dreamt of food on wheels. Food trucks make that dream a reality. Popular the world over, they are now hitting the spot in this city. And each food-truck fan has his or her favourite. For Fionna Lewis, the burgers served at the SWAT food truck that’s usually seen around HSR Layout and Indiranagar is the best in town. She exclaims, “The burgers are to die for! With tender and crispy patties and just the right amount of salad, you wouldn’t think twice to go for a second round. Their must-tries are the scrumptious Deep-fried Oreos, flavoursome Mac & Cheese and their very British-influenced Fish & Chips. Their sloppy joe is beyond words. Its luscious gravy and meat stuffing literally explode on your tongue, completely satisfying your tastebuds.”

According to software engineer and ardent foodie Sai Vijeth, the Spitfire food truck that’s mostly standing on Infantry Road offers an overdose of guilty pleasures that you’d call ‘legendary’. “Their smoked chicken hotdogs are an absolute palate pleaser. One bite of this perfectly proportioned and juicy hotdog, topped with bbq and mustard sauce is exactly what you want for that quintessential cheat meal. They also serve tasty, cheesy fries and their signature chicken wings are out of the world. With the perfect ooze of barbecue sauce and spices, they completely live up to the truck’s tagline – ‘It’s no sin to get sauce on your chin’!” he laughs.

The Great Indian Bhukkad food truck that is spotted around Bannerghatta Road and Banashankari serves the best Darjeeling momos in the whole of South Bengaluru, attests Srilekaha Prakash. She says, “The chilli and garlic momos they serve are just yummylicious! The stuffing is cooked just right and the flavour is pungent and tasty. Their other famous dishes include the American Chopsuey, Schezwan Triple Fried Rice, rolls and the classic Manchurian starters. They’re the ideal combination of tasty and divine.”

Gerry D’Souza says he almost drifted to France with just the first nibble on his sandwich from Le Casse Croute food truck run by a Frenchman. Commonly spotted around Indiranagar, Thippasandra, Bagmane Tech Park, Lavelle Road and Vasanthnagar, this food truck does stylish French food in an easy-to-eat format. Gerry elaborates on his favourite order, “I get the Monsieur Le Ge with extra bacon. This dish already comes with a bacon overload, bechamel sauce, fried tomatoes, minced onions and salad. It is indeed the best I have ever tasted! They serve authentic food and their crepes and fries will make you their loyal customers.”

With the chefs following their passion, there’s greater authenticity of taste. And fewer expenses on overheads means pocket-friendly prices. Plus, smaller operations also spell versatility of menus and freshness of produce used.

No wonder everyone is so excited about food trucks.



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