Showing posts with label bao. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bao. Show all posts

Monday, June 28, 2010

Croquer: The Dim Sum Truck

I may have been on my way to gobble chili and beer all afternoon, but driving through Santa Monica on Sawtelle Saturday morning, a pale yellow truck emblazoned with my favorite weekend words "Dim Sum" caused me to steer curbside.
I didn't have much time and only wanted a sample, so quickly ordered my Dim Sum go-to, a pair of BBQ Pork Buns (one steamed and one baked, please). Now, looking over the menu more closely, next time I'll have to be sure to try the Pan Fried Pork Spare Rib Buns, Lotus Wrapped Sticky Rice, and Peking Duck Tacos...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Croquer: Flying Pig

This spring's Silver Lake Jubilee may have been a sleepy alternative to the overcooked Sunset Junction summer cluster-you-know-what, but the Jubilee definitely represented what LA's current mobile food scene has to offer. One newbie to me was the cotton candy pink truck donning a flying pig called.. Flying Pig.
James Seitz's menu transposes Asian and Pacific Rim recipes using Le Cordon Bleu French technique, proffering some tasty results.
First on my list was the braised pork belly with red onion escabeche, pickled sesame cucumber, death sauce on a steamed bao bun - basically a chocomeat bushwhack, reason enough to seek out the pink truck.
Furthering me admiration was the spicy pork taco of marinated pork shoulder with green papaya, black sesame seeds, cilantro cream, and death sauce.
And for dessert the tamarind duck taco - Duck confit with pickled red beets, toasted almonds, radish sprouts, mandarin orange, and tamarind gravy. YUM.

Don't wait for Sunday dim sum, seek out this sucker.