I’ve had some nice lunches from the Bulgogi Cart on the north side of 49th St between 6th & 7th Ave. They opened a Korean Noodle Soup stand right next door to the cart about 2 months ago, and I was finally able to get there today. How was it? Click through to find out.
After the positive feedback I received about the kimchi-bulgogi hot dog post on Saturday (including Oleg from Schnitzel & Things‘s breathless question about where he can get one), I did a little more research about fusion hot dogs. Vancouver seems to have some pretty good ones.
If anyone is going to the Winter Olympics, which start this weekend, you might want to check out their great street food. Vancouver is a well-known foodie city, with access to a lot of fresh ingredients nearby. The city also has a very strong Asian influence.
One of the street food favorites is Japa Dog, which has 3 locations on the streets of Vancouver. One version of the Japa Dog is the Terimayo, an all-beef hot dog smothered in Japanese soy mayo, thick teriyaki sauce, sauteed onions, and a generous sprinkling of nori (seaweed flakes). There’s also Misomayo, a turkey hot dog dressed with miso-mayo, sesame sauce, and kaiware (bitter daikon sprouts that have a wasabi-hot “kick”), and Orishi, a bratwurst frank loaded with special soy sauce, green onions, and grated daikon. Wow!
For a somewhat less intense, but surely delicious hot dog, there’s the Tandoori Tikka Dog, created by Sam Saleem, who moved to Vancouver from California. His dogs have onions fried in butter covering a chicken or kosher beef sausage with homemade tandoori paste. Sounds pretty good, too.
Vancouver 24 hit the streets to “find the top dog” (their pun, not mine). In addition to the Japa Dog and the Tandoori Tikka Dog, they also included Mr. Tube Steak. Video below.
It’s a Taiwanese classic: steamed bun stuffed with your choice of lean, fat, half-lean/half-fat or any combination of lean and fat pork belly, then topped with pickled vegetables, powdered peanuts and cilantro.
This vendor has stands in Shida Night Market and Gongguan Night Market.
A music-loving chef has invented a food truck called the Beatbox Kitchen that works just like a boom-box. It looks like a giant boom-box, plays music as it drives around, and the tapes “eject” into windows where you order the food.
The Beatbox Kitchen has been making the rounds of music festivals in Australia such as the Big Day Out and Meredith Festivals, and as you would expect, they’re on Twitter.
I think we can figure out what music they’re playing: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chuck Berry, Smashing Pumpkins, Moby Grape, The Cranberries, The Raspberries, Bread, Pearl Jam, Hot Tuna, the Black Eyed Peas, and of course, Meatloaf.
Who did we leave out? I’m sure you can come up with some more in the Comments section.