Food trucks have grown to be quite the thing in San Francisco. We have dozens and dozens of these four-wheeled gourmet eateries traveling around the city.
Off The Grid began in 2010 and was on the forefront of weekly organized food truck events. Last Friday I went to Fort Mason and hit the trucks!
What started out as a sunny day, ended with our SF fog and mist which rolled in around 6PM. Exactly the time that we arrived. Luckily, I had the chance to come bundled up like it was December (2 layers, boots and a puffy vest), but my friend came straight from work and was not. So due to the weather, we cut our evening short. It was like a dine and dash scenario, except we did pay for our food.
First truck, Señor Sisig – Filipino Fusion.
Pork Sisig with Steamed Rice.
Sisig is a traditional Filipino method of preparing meat. The meat is diced and sautéed with onions, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, jalapeños and seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices.
I can see why this is one of the more popular food trucks. The flavor is unique, so simple and very satisfying.
Next stop, An The Go – Vietnamese.
Food served with a smile!
The An family has been serving these garlic noodles since opening their first restaurant in 1971. It really is delicious and, surprisingly, not too garlicky. But, it is very very filling. Once we shared this dish, we were feeling pretty stuffed.
There’s no quitting when it comes to eating, so this was next on our radar!
El Porteño – Empanadas Argentina.
“Oh, cozy empanadas, can I jump under the heat lamps next to you?!”
Carne Empanada – Prather Ranch organic dry-aged grass fed beef, pimiento stuffed olives, raisins, hard-boiled eggs.
In my perfect world, raisins do not belong in a savory recipe. That’s just me. Also, the dough was more like biting into a croissant (too buttery/flaky), but it was still a tasty pastry.
Last stop before we turned into human popsicles…The Creme Brûlée Cart.
They were at a stand in lieu of their truck tonight and I was drawn to this sign. Who knew one could buy their way into heaven for a mere $4? What a deal, even if it is for only 9 minutes. I’ll take one seat up front please!
Chocolate and dulce de leche creme brûlée.
Smooth, creamy, and not too sweet even when you include the dulce de leche center. It truly was a tiny bit heaven-like!
Sure, it was cold, but I went home full and satiated.