Full disclosure here: I hadn’t planned on starting a blog when I took the photos you will see in my first post, so I apologize for the quality. They were quick snaps I had planned to use as a reference for future orders, and then I got the idea to start this blog.
Location: Parked near Broad and Montgomery Streets
Phone number: 267-225-8624, to call in or text orders
Pay: Cash only
Cuisine: Asian, American, Breakfast, and Vegetarian selections
What I tried: Lemongrass Pork and Rice Platter
Delivery: This truck uses Habitat for their food delivery service.
On this day I was craving some Asian food and the lemongrass pork platter caught my eye as I was making my rounds past the many food trucks at Temple University. It is priced well at $5.50 and includes lettuce and tomato, rice, lots of marinated and grilled pork, and an over-medium fried egg. Judging by the menu items I am assuming this leans more towards Vietnamese food.
Served in a styrofoam to-go container, strangely there were only chopsticks and a spoon included to eat with. I would have preferred a fork and knife to cut some of the pieces of meat down, but this was only minor letdown. The pork was flavorful and I loved that the egg yolks were just a bit runny and soaked into the bed of sticky white rice. The portion was a nice size especially for the price.
Other items that make me excited to return are the beer-battered fish and rice platter, banh mi sandwiches, stir fry udon noodles. I’m also pleased to see pork bacon, since many of the trucks are halal on campus and use beef or turkey bacon as a substitute. They also have tons of American food like burgers, grilled chicken, and philly cheesesteaks. These are priced even better at less than 5 bucks. Cold brew iced coffee and a selection of Snapple drinks, canned soda, hot coffee and tea, and bottled water are available.
For the vegetarians out there, they have a portobello mushroom burger, tofu banh mi, and both sweet potato and regular fries as a side. Breakfast items include egg and cheese sandwiches, muffins, and bagels. The food truck is aptly named, as the food was simply prepared but really yummy!
More reviews on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/simply-yummy-philadelphia