Slurp food truck specializes in made-from-scratch ramen, accompanied by Korean fried chicken and Asian-inspired tacos. Slurp owners boast that their ramen broth simmers for days, and I can attest that the flavor definitely packs a punch. On a cold, rainy night when soup sounded like a perfect end to a long day, I gathered a couple of friends to try out this truck.Continue reading
I have been chasing this truck down since I heard it existed. I am not sure why our schedules never aligned until this glorious day, but it was definitely worth the wait. The Jungle Curry with fried chicken in the above photo passed my husband’s spiciness test. There were many tasty sounding items on their menu; it made the decision hard on both of us. And while the Crab Red Curry caught my eye, I ended up settling on the Lemongrass Coconut Curry with pork meatballs, and a couple of bao buns to start. Continue reading
Coming off a big win in the Billy Penn 2018 Ultimate Philly Food Truck championship, Stuff’d Buns has been busy slangin’ their sliders all over the Philly area. After the final head-to-head battle against Dump-N-Roll (I’m still trying to hunt this truck down to try it), Philly voters selected Stuff’d Buns as their ultimate favorite, and these two hard working ladies triumphed despite being a fairly new truck on the scene. They just celebrated their first year of slider sales in July. I was beyond excited to try out their selections. Continue reading
Back in 2016, I reviewed 4Brothers Loco Flavor food truck in this review. At the time, the truck was pretty new and were probably still ironing out the kinks of their menu. The owner of the truck found my review are requested that I come back and give it another try. I am of course always game to try things again! The review I wrote wasn’t necessarily bad, but I am happy to report that the new menu they have is much better! Even the truck itself looks better with new signage and easy to read choices mapped out for you (click to enlarge photos):
I had such high hopes for Top Bap, with all the fresh veggies going into my Bibim Bap bowl: carrots, spinach, turnips, bean sprouts, and mushrooms. Topped with an over-medium egg and sprinkled with sesame seeds, the dish looked like a colorful work of art. My problem is gochujang, a spicy Korean chili sauce. I don’t know if it’s that my palate for spicy food is just developing, if it’s not a taste I prefer, or if the depth of my spice-wussiness won’t let me enjoy gochujang, but every time I have it, it seems to overpower any other flavors or textures happening in Korean food. I am not a fan of kim chee, I don’t like Korean BBQ (as evidenced in my review of Cha Cha Truck), and even the dollop of gochujang under my egg sort of ruined this beautiful Bibim Bap bowl for me.
As I was walking past the Student Professional Organizations’ office, a smell of spices wafted out of the room. Some of my favorite students, officers from various student groups, sat in the room eating Indian food.
“What IS that?” I asked, my eyes widened. “And where did it come from?”
One of them offered me a bite of the Chicken Tikka. I asked the other, who is Indian, what he thought of the food.
“It’s good. Not very authentic but tastes good.”
I decided this would be my next venture for the blog. The next day I headed over to Samosa Deb’s, located in front of the Art building (why do they get so many of the best trucks over there??) and ordered the Chicken Tikka platter, which came with rice, pakora, veggies, and naan, all for $8.00.
I have been on hiatus from this blog because I recently moved and then subsequently got sick. Anyhow, on my first day of my new commute I accidentally got off the bus at the wrong stop and noticed this huge kawaii panda adorned with a jeweled crown and hugging bubble teas. I loved the art on the truck and it seemed totally fitting for a food truck outside the art building. I knew where I was going to have lunch!
Alas, we have come to the day when I have to write a negative review. It so pains me to do so, since I love to support local businesses and the people that work there were super nice. Plus, I LOVE BURGERS. But after two visits, I’m just not a fan. 😦 The thing is, there is always a huge line, so I’m truly perplexed.
As you can see, there is snow in this photo. This should tell you how long ago I visited the Burger Tank for the first time. I had to drag myself over there for the second visit, but I wanted to give it a fair chance, especially since during my first visit I was feeling particularly adventurous.
On my first visit, I had the Balsamic Burger. It was a strawberry balsamic burger with spinach, roasted red peppers, and American cheese. Sounded like it could be an interesting combination, if done right. Nope. Done wrong, it is awful. It was like a sweet strawberry jam on it, not a tart-vinegary balsamic jam with a hint of strawberry. Add in the red peppers and you have a really strange flavor combination. On top of that, the burger patty was way overcooked and dry. At least the sweet potato fries were crispy and tasty.
There is no shortage of choices here at E&E Gourmet, where photos of and menu signs surround the entire truck with everything from burgers to wraps to breakfast to rice platters and Middle Eastern selections. One morning, I was not feeling my usual breakfast of oatmeal or yogurt, so I stopped at the truck to check out the omelette choices.
This popular truck always seems to have a line of eager people waiting. Chicken is prepared in almost every way possible – chicken fingers, chicken panini, salads with grilled chicken, crispy chicken sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, wraps, chicken cheesesteaks, the list goes on. The menu also includes breakfast menu items like egg sandwiches, omelets, bagels, french toast, and pancakes. Burgers, hoagies, and cheesesteaks round out this varied menu.
Go early or call in to get your order faster. Today I had planned on getting their spicy crispy chicken sandwich and the wait was 20 minutes.
Location: On Montgomery between 13th Street and Broad Street
Phone number: (215) 763-7343
Pay: Cash or Credit
Cuisine: American, Greek
What I tried: Grilled Chicken Salad, Chicken Broccoli Panini
A friend recommended the humongous grilled chicken salad. The chicken is marinated in herbs and lemon, and grilled until perfectly tender. This sits upon a mountain of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomato with a sliced hard boiled egg. A large side of dressing is the perfect amount for the portion of salad. The veggies were fresh and crisp and the meal was filling. Overall, a pretty good deal for $6.75.