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.

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I’ll take everything! Hahaha, I wish.

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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!

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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 ūüôā

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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

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10 Most Unique Food Truck Cuisines

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original blog post at zen college life and can be accessed HERE

Think a meal from a food truck is limited to either a slice of pizza or a greasy taco? Think again. There’s a whole new generation of creative chefs in locations across the country who have taken food truck cuisine to a new level, offering a variety of quality items on their menus that put many brick-and-mortar restaurants to shame. Whether you’re a street-level foodie or a newbie to the culture, the following list of unique food truck cuisines might surprise you or at least make your mouth water.

1.Haute cuisine on a stick¬†–¬†“We create classical haute cuisine and we put it on a stick,” says Chef Ruth Lipsky who runs the Houston-based food truck Stick It with her chef boyfriend, Alberto Palmer. Not only is their menu of filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables unique to food truck cuisine, so is its presentation. Lipsky credits the stick food at the Renaissance festivals she attended as a child for inspiring this venture. Chipotle honey-glazed chicken with charro beans and rice and beer-battered fish with hand-cut fries are just two other menu items the culinary duo cooks and skewers on 10-inch bamboo sticks.
2.¬†Bratwurst¬†–¬†Well, yes, bratwurst isn’t exactly unique to food trucks, especially for those who grew up going to state fairs in the Midwest. But Austin, Texas, food truck¬†Wurst Texoffers several variations on the perennial Germanic sausage that will surprise even the most seasoned regular at Oktoberfest. Their menu includes veggie brats, buffalo brats, elk brats, and, since this is Texas and you don’t want to mess with it, rattlesnake brats. Many early settlers in Texas came from Eastern Europe, so is it really surprising that the brat is so popular in the Lone Star State?
3.¬†Products from local farms¬†–¬†Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, in Austin, Texas, creates a daily menu out of locally produced food. Half quail with potato salad, butternut squash with greens, and roasted beets with grilled carrots are just a few of the delectable and inexpensive items truck owner and chef¬†Bryce Gilmore¬†serves to a clientele loyal to his cuisine and their local farms. Gilmore also runs the brick-and-mortar restaurant¬†Barley Swine, serving pork, lots of beer, and dishes made with ingredients sourced from local farms.
4.¬†Big fat doughnuts¬†–¬†Austin food trailer Gourdoughs concocts and serves a mind-blowing array of doughnut creations for the most discerning yet gluttonous of sugar addicts. “More is more” must be the mantra chanted by Gourdoughs culinary team, as each doughnut is filled almost to a fault with a wild combination of exotic ingredients. Plain ol’ whipped cream is utilized as well. Street-smart troubadour Tom Waits once sang of a diner on a particularly mean street, “All the donuts have names like prostitutes.” Gourdoughs menu is no exception, with items that include Heavenly Hash, Dirty Berry, and Blue Balls. Mmm. Eat up!
5.¬†Reindeer sausage filled with Coca-Cola-soaked grilled onions¬†–¬†Wurst Tex’s menu is bland compared to that of Biker Jim, who serves sausages from a steel cart on the busy downtown streets of Denver, Colo. The former repo man takes delight in creating hot dogs from wild game, including boar, antelope, and pheasant, and serving them to hungry “cops and crooks, politicians and babysitters, office workers and tourists.”
6.¬†Vegan gluten-free chili served over brown rice¬†–¬†After gorging yourself on rattlesnake, Blue Balls, and Coca-Cola-soaked onions, hop a plane to Portland, Ore., for a much healthier meal at¬†Mira’s Ladle¬†which boasts several homemade vegan dishes, many inspired by Polish cuisine. The food is made fresh daily, and includes organic vegetables and, for the non-vegan dishes, humanely raised animals. Mira’s Ladle hosts a Water Bar where you can buy ionized alkaline water by the gallon. Visit Mira’s truck to eat and drink healthy and support an independently owned business. Pretty cool!
7.¬†Tempeh ribs (i.e. Vegan barbecue)¬†–¬†Portland, Ore., boasts a lively, and health-conscious food truck scene that includes the Homegrown Smoker food truck specializing in vegan barbecue. Soy curls, tempeh ribs, barbecue beans, plus traditional comfort foods that include cole slaw and mac and NO cheese, can be washed down with sweet mint iced tea or lemonade. Even the most rabid of meat eaters will find their mouths watering, although they’re probably going to ask for seconds.
8.¬†Mexican Grits¬†–¬†Owned by sisters of Spanish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and American descent, the Crazy Sisters food truck serves both “street” and “gringo” food, including Mexican grits, to citizens of Fort Worth, Texas. The sweet and spicy dish, with roots in Native American as well as Mexican cuisine, includes bacon, onions, peppers, and mushrooms with a handful of slow-cooked brisket. It’s a unique spin on a familiar dish. Interestingly, three-quarters of grits sold in the U.S. are sold in the South, including Texas which is part of what’s known as the “grits belt.”
9.¬†Ratatouille¬†–¬†Writer Ernest Hemingway famously opined, “Paris is a moveable feast!” But San Francisco is where you have to go for white table cloth French cuisine served out of a converted taco truck. Spencer on the Go offers ratatouille, grilled sweetbread with sherry, truffle boeuf bourguignon, and other quintessential French dishes at prices that range from just $12 to $16. For dessert, treat yourself to an¬†escargot puff lollipop.
10.¬†Barbecue pulled pork waffle¬†–¬†Leave it to those crazy Belgians to come up with a food truck that serves both Brussels and Liege-style waffles as intense as the New Yorkers who eat them. The Wafels & Dinges food truck serves instant sugar comas in the form of hot waffles dripping with whatever dinges (Flemish for things or stuff) you can imagine, including what¬†Today’s Al Roker calls, “The best pulled pork barbecue on the East Coast.”

celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day on January 20

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Being a cheese loving family, this cheese holiday is exciting as we get to eat cheese the whole day. Yay! It’s time for us to have our favorites and discover new ones.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

The Grilled Cheese Truck

What better way for us to celebrate this precious holiday…combining two loves… cheese + gourmet food trucks = The Grilled Cheese Truck. So here’s their Friday schedule so we can all plan accordingly.

Friday schedule screenshot

xo, Emilie
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Happy 1st Birthday to Streets of Thailand

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To honor Streets of Thailand for serving Angelenos awesome Thai food, I’ve decided on Thai food from them on this wonderful Friday night. To check out previous blog post on SOT click HERE

Shrimp Pad Thai without bean sprouts

Shrimp Pad Thai without bean sprouts

What can I say, Pad Thai is definitely a no-brainer. It is comfort food to the family. And SOT’s version is as authentic as they come. I know people have different opinions on how a certain dish should taste like to be worthy of the word authentic but for me their version has the ingredients and flavors of what a pad thai should be. You might also wonder what happened to the bean sprouts which usually accompanies the dish, well, I’m not a big fan of bean sprouts so I asked them to make ours without it.

Garlic Pepper Pork over rice

Garlic Pepper Pork over rice

Another favorite is the Garlic Pepper Pork over rice. It’s more peppery than how I usually have it but it’s still good and still remains to be a favorite.

Mint Leaf Beef over rice

Mint Leaf Beef over rice

This dish is DH’s choice. According to him it’s good. He likes his with over easy egg on top but the flavors are good. Me? I wouldn’t know as I don’t like mint on my food ūüôā But if DH says it’s good, I believe him (very picky eater).

Chicken BBQ Thai Style

Chicken BBQ Thai Style

I haven’t even thought about ordering this because we just had too much food. But I’m so glad they gave me a free order to try. It is just delicious. Love love love the flavors. I am definitely getting these with a side of rice on my next visit.

And for those who are not familiar with the truck, Curbside Eats made this video about Streets of Thailand

To the people behind Streets of Thailand, CONGRATULATIONS! You guys are awesome. You’ve got the nicest crew and I mean that with all my heart. Wishing you more good business and more great tasting Thai food.

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xo, Emilie
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***note: all food are paid for by myself unless otherwise noted***

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

xo, Emilie
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