Oh So Sweet…that’s B Sweet Mobile

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When I finally had the chance to check out B Sweet Mobile, I took it. Why shouldn’t I? I love desserts and all things sweet (savory too!). So I decided to stock up for that weekend. I have nothing bad to say about this fine food truck. Everything that I tasted was exceptionally good. If only my overall health would allow it, I will have my daily fix in this food truck.

Now let’s check out the truck, its menu and especially what I got to try.

B-Sweet-truck-front

B-sweet-truck-side

B-Sweet-favorites-menu

I’ll take everything! Hahaha, I wish.

B-Sweet-milk-bar

milk bar? yum!

B-Sweet-soda-bar

everybody’s taken care of… you want milk with your cookies? they got it…soda? they got it too…love it!

B-Sweet-Milk-Bar-menu

they even have soy

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this sign will forever fuel my need for pudding…in this instance, bread pudding

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B Sweet’s Fudgiest Brownie – this was on the house…thank you ­čÖé

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Red Velvet Cheesecake – pure heaven…I mean…HEAVEN!!!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – perfect companion to tea and coffee…or soda…milk even…it doesn’t matter because it’s that great

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the font used in Bread Pudding makes me think of disco (what?!?)

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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding – topped with hot caramel
*if the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is amazing, imagine how gooey good is this*

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Dutch Apple Bread Pudding – topped with streusel and caramel
*the play between those tart apples and the sweet caramel is so good*

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Red Velvet Bread Pudding – topped with cream cheese frosting
*to all those red velvet lovers…this is what you call taking it to the next level*

Now I’m hungry…

xo, Emilie

firsts: MOEggrolls

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I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try out the first kosher egg roll food truck in Los Angeles. And that time has come.

MOEggrolls at the Art Institute in North Hollywood

MOEggrolls at the Art Institute in North Hollywood

MOEggrolls Truck Views

MOEggrolls Truck Views

I’m loving the overall truck design. Main base color is bright but cool to the eyes. It’s got big letters so a blind bat like myself can read it if it passes by on the street.

menu

menu

to drink

to drink

The menu is pretty simple yet it provides options for everyone. There’s enough sides and sauces to provide a wide range of variety. There’s a little combo for those going solo and for those picking up food for a group also has the option of the nosh box. Perfection. It is a well rounded, well thought out menu. I am always picking up food for my family so the convenience of the nosh box is highly appreciated.

the egg rolls on display

the egg rolls on display

And the display box? Hello! I love it. Presentation is simple. It gives the customer an idea of what they’re ordering.

Challah Pain Perdu

Challah Pain Perdu

My favorite…Challah Pain Perdu. ┬áIt has stone ground bakery challah, coconut, banana, dry roasted peanuts and white rum. It is just delicious. In my opinion the best sauce to dip this with is the coconut lime glaze or the 5 spice scented applesauce.

The Latke

The Latke

The Latke is made of russet potato, green onions and red onions. This would be the vegetarian option. I dipped it in the bbq and the garlic sauce. Both are equally good.

Tonque Chinois

Tonque Chinois

Tonque Chinois has kosher beef tongue, shitake mushroom and scallions. Liked by everybody including my 5 year old. And that’s because he doesn’t know it’s beef tongue. I love the garlic sauce with this egg roll.

MOEriginal

MOEriginal

The MOEriginal has kosher chicken, cabbage and MOEpices. Another group favorite that goes well with either the bbq or the garlic sauce.

Dipping Sauces

Dipping Sauces

I love the range of sauces they’re providing the customers. You’ve got your cool sweet sauces to the spicy. I’m not a real fan of the sriracha that’s why I didn’t even try the MOE’racha. But the other four were exceptionally good.

MOE Slaw

MOE Slaw

The MOE Slaw is simply cabbage and carrots in pickled garlic vinaigrette. Dressed right and refreshing.

Tan Tan Noodles

Tan Tan Noodles

MOEggrolls own version of the Sichuan noodle dish. My first time to ever try tan tan noodles and they’re okay. It’s one of those things where I need to have more than one experience with the dish to form an opinion.

Bobby Ganoush

Bubby Ganoush

The Bubby Ganoush is served with chips and the Bubby Ganoush itself is super yummy but the chips were a tad salty. Later on that day I opened a bag of plain unsalted tortilla chips and a few minutes later bubby’s all gone.

Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

The Matzo Ball Soup was as expected. Definitely a comfort food.

my very own tasting plate

my very own tasting plate

Another successful first look. I highly recommend MOEggroll if you’re looking to try something new. I’m sure you’ll find a favorite among their mainstays or may one of their seasonal ones. Me? I’ll looking forward to trying their seasonal ones soon.

Thanks for reading and see you on the road ­čÖé

MOEggrolls
check out their website http://www.moeggrolls.com/
like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MOEggrolls
follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/moeggrolls

xo, Emilie
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firsts: Mama’s Food Truck

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I had my first taste of Mama’s Food Truck at the Sierra Madre Gourmet Food Truck Rally (I blogged about it HERE). It was an extremely hot day, in the 100s but otherwise the lineup of trucks was awesome as well as the location (the beautiful Sierra Madre Park).

Mama's Food Truck

Mama's Food Truck

Mama’s Food Truck serves Malaysian American cuisine and to be honest I’ve never had experience in that area. There’s very few Malaysian restaurant here in LA (correct me if I’m wrong) and I haven’t HAD the chance to explore the cuisine in that part of the globe. I am actually glad that Mama’s Food Truck decided to join the wonderful group of gourmet food truckers.

For this adventure, I decided to get a rice dish and a noodle dish.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

I decided to get Nasi Lemak since it’s a must try. It’s like the “silog” of Malaysian cuisine. “Silogs” are typically Filipino breakfast fare made up of fried rice, the sinangag, (“-si-“) egg, the itlog, (“-log”) and different kinds of protein like longganisa or sausage (“longsilog”), tocino or sweet cured pork (“tocilog”) or tapa or cured beef (“tapsilog”) among others. Read more about this topic on Wikipedia HERE. Back to Nasi Lemak, it has coconut rice served with curry chicken, peanut, ikan bills (dried anchovies), egg & sambal sauce. I asked them not to put any sambal sauce since I’m sharing it with the kids. Love the peanut and cucumber. Together with the rice and curry chicken, it takes on a different taste in the mouth. It actually works and it’s quite tasty. It’s also kid-friendly if you order it without the sambal unless they like it.

Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow

For the noodle dish, we had Char Kuey Teow. It is a pan fried flat noodle with veggies, chicken/Chinese sausage, shrimp and egg. I’m not a big fan of bean sprouts but taste-wise this dish is ok. It’s an all in one kind of dish, it’s got everything on it and it tastes good.

I might have tried other menu items but the heat was just too much to bear. It was so hard digesting in 100 degree weather. Not good. I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed my experience if the weather wasn’t in the way.

Mama’s Food Truck
http://twitter.com/#!/mamasft
http://www.facebook.com/mamasft
http://mamasft.com/

*I have paid in full for all food consumed by me and my family. All opinions are mine.*

xo, Emilie
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firsts: The Bun Truck

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Hello my dear adventurers!!! First things first, I have to apologize for the absence. I had been extremely preoccupied with the kiddie’s back to school activities and it has taken a while to get into a routine PLUS I haven’t been sleeping right and that has left me groggy most days. Well, I’m back and I’m excited to bring to you The Bun Truck.

I’ve heard of The Bun Truck and have seen them on Twitter. I haven’t really had the chance to try them out before but when they visited a fellow foodie’s workplace (Iolo Tech in Eagle Rock) I thought what a perfect opportunity to try something that’s similar to Kua Pao, a childhood snack staple (back in Manila).

Meet The Bun Truck parked at the back of Iolo Tech.

Check out their menu…

Let me just say that I like how they developed their menu. Enough items to give one an idea as to the truck’s food focus, diverse enough to satisfy the meat lover to the vegetarian and with sides that could very well be the star of the show. And to make ordering easy, they have combos to satisfy everyone’s taste preference and hunger level.

Let me present the buns…

front to back: Kalbi Bun, Dweji Bun and Katsu Bun

front to back: Kalbi Bun, Dweji Bun and Katsu Bun

Aren’t they beautiful?

Kalbi Bun

Kalbi Bun $3 - Kalbi marinated sirlion, tempura onion, mixed greens, aioli

Dweji Bun

Dweji Bun $3 - spicy pork, scallions, mixed greens, Tzatziki sauce

Katsu Bun

Katsu Bun $3 - deep fried pork, cucumber, cilantro, sweet & spicy sauce

I had all of the buns and I have to say all of them are good. In fact, all of them are very good. My favorite though is the Katsu Bun. It has a very clean bite to it. It’s refreshing, savory and just a tad spicy.

Cheesesteak Sammich with Duck Fat Fries

Cheesesteak Sammich with Duck Fat Fries ($7+1=$8) - kalbi marinated sirlion, provolone, hot peppers, aioli / garlic rosemary shoestring potatoes deep fried in duck fat

And I got B the Cheesesteak Sammich which is kalbi marinated sirlion, provolone, hot peppers and aioli served on warm pita with lettuce, onion, tomato. I got a bite and this sandwich is definitely hearty. A bite will send you into meat lover’s heaven. The Duck Fat Fries did not disappoint. Pretty much anything fried in duck fat will turn out good and those fries are no joke. Super tasty and the shoestring size is just perfect for me. B’s verdict? 4.5 stars out of 5.

I am so happy with my overall experience at The Bun Truck. Can’t wait to go back to try out the rest of the sammiches.

The Bun Truck
http://thebuntruck.com/index.php
https://twitter.com/#!/thebuntruck
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bun-truck-los-angeles

xo, Emilie
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firsts: Pnut Butter Bar

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It was a very hot Saturday when I first got to experience the Pnut Butter Bar. They are part of the gourmet food truck rally at the Sierra Madre Memorial Park, read about it HERE. I already had something to eat prior so I just wanted something that the kids and I can share in the car.

Thank You...Thank You Very Much Sandwich - banana, bacon, pnut butter, honey; picture taken by @pleasurepalate

And so I ordered the Choco Nut Monkey and the Thank You…Thank You Very Much. I have to apologize if I didn’t take a pic of the sandwiches. I thought I did but now I can’t find them. Anyways, @pleasurepalate tweeted a pic of the Thank You…Thank You Very Much sandwich and I’m borrowing it in the meantime.

So how does one “review” a truck that sells peanut butter sammies (among other things, of course). Such a simple concept, you might say. I’m sure they’ve gotten comments like “how hard can pb&j sammies can be”. I know. I’ve been there, for only a moment though. My next thought was to step out of the box. Peanut butter is actually a good base for all things. We only think of peanut butter in terms of sandwiches but one can find it in sauces (like in satay, or in the Filipino’s Kare-Kare), marinades, dressings, among other things. So with an open mind, I soaked in their menu. I wish I could’ve ordered more of the “hot stuff” menu items but the 99 degree weather was just a bit too much. So I will devote a different post on the “hot stuff”.

On the sandwiches, since the concept is so simple, the bread thickness to filling ratio should be just right. And for me that’s 60% filling to 40% bread. Now can I measure that accurately? Of course not! But if at first bite it feels right then it’s a winner and it was definitely a winner for me. The creaminess of the peanut butter is just right. The combination of peanut butter, nutella and banana in the Choco Nut Monkey is always a winner. Size is just right. The bacon on the “Thank You” sandwich took the whole thing to another level. The peanut butter/banana/bacon/honey can easily be another favorite. The bacon still has a crunch and it’s salt balanced out the sweetness of the honey and the creaminess of the peanut butter.

The people behind the Peanut Butter Bar truck truly knows the peanut butter business. I can’t wait to try out the rest of the menu. Oh Pnut Butter Puffs, I’m coming for you!

Pnut Butter Bar
http://www.pnutbutterbar.com/
http://twitter.com/pnutbutterbar

xo, Emilie
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