While food carts/trucks around town are a great idea, I have not made much of an effort to try them. Perhaps it is because I don’t like the idea of standing around on the street waiting to order or waiting for my order. It could also be because I don’t like fishing through my purse and/or wallet for money on the street. Or, part of the problem could be determining how to juggle my wallet/purse, meal and drink all at the same time while trying to find some place to sit and eat my lunch. I can be a messy eater even while seated at a table with proper utensils — you can probably imagine how much messier I am without all those aids. It would be a fair statement to say all of the above AND also because I greatly dislike dealing with the above issues in the rain. Oh yes, blame it on the rain.
Having said all that, I have tried a few food carts on the rare occasion. Usually that means someone else really wanted to go to a specific food cart and I tagged along. Earlier this week was one such rare occasion. It was one of those days when I had neither lunch plans nor urgent errands to run. A couple of people from my office were going to the Roaming Dragon. It didn’t take much arm-twisting to get me to join in. What can I say? Having company in the line-up of a highly recommended food cart on a bright and sunny day. That in and of itself was motivation enough.
Luckily there was a short line-up when we got to the food truck. The line was long enough to give me time to study the menu and decide what I wanted to order but short enough so that it didn’t seem like I was waiting forever just to order. We placed our individual orders and then waited off to the side. I noticed that the ordering line had lengthened quite a bit. Maybe we just slipped in before the rush.
Here’s a look at what was ordered:
My bulgogi gordita lunch was very flavourful. There was a bit of a zing to the taste but not spicy hot. I particularly liked the fried bread as it had a sweet taste to it. It was a bit difficult to pick up and hold as the bottom bun got soaked from the beef brisket sauce. Not to worry though, with the assistance of a fork from the lunchroom — not an issue. The food was good and I think one day I will go back and try some of the other menu items.
There is one thing that may cause me to pause. I will need to first determine what activities or commitments are required of me later that day. Unfortunately, I smelled like the spices of my meal for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening. It could be just a matter of how my body processes the spices and then emanates the smell. I wouldn’t recommend eating this before an important meeting. Or, at least I shouldn’t.
I am still not keen about standing on the street to order and wait for food. However, if the occasion came up again that coworkers are going to the Roaming Dragon and I have no lunch plans or errands to run on another sunny day, then I will go back and try some of the other menu items.