Nov 17, 2012

Kala Truck at the OC Wine Mart

The OC Wine Mart hosted a food truck event, where Kala truck presented their menu. The participants gave their feedback regarding food, presentation, etc.

Good luck to Kala Truck, and thank you to OC Wine Mart for being such a wonderful host.

Thank you OC Wine Mart for hosting Kala!


Patron Taco


Cochinito Slider


Not on the menu: Citrus Chicken taco


Cajun Shrimp Taco


Citrus Quinoa


Shrimp sandwich


Piggy Taco


Habanero with Corn


Enchilada (1/2 of the actual order)


Queso Fundido


Quesadilla

Nov 15, 2012

GFTS at Black Friday, Macy's South Coast Plaza!

Black Friday 2012 Count down has begun...
Macy's South Coast Plaza is hosting a Black Friday Food Truck Event for everyone waiting in line to shop at midnight!

The Food Truck Event includes gourmet food trucks: Dogzilla, The Lime Truck and DosChinos

Trucks will be starting at 10:30pm on Thursday night until 1:30am
Stop by to get a bite to eat after your busy shopping night... See you there ;)
 
 

New GFT: Kala Truck hits the streets of OC

My sister Becky is my guest blogger, offering her report on food trucks from the Teller & Michelson lunch lot in Irvine, CA. This is probably the last report from the Teller Lot, as SeabirdsTruck reported that the lot is being converted to a car rental place.


 


Kala Truck made their Teller Lot debut on Wednesday in a very big and memorable way. They describe their style of cooking as “Artful Mexican Cuisine.” and represented just that.  At the front window, they artfully display each of their tacos (beef, pork, chicken, shrimp) over a bed of colorful tortilla chips (apologies for the plastic wrap over it). Each taco order has 2 items. 



Their Patron taco is the most popular of the four choices. After ordering it, I can understand why - tender, flavorful steak served with pico de gallo, creamy guacamole and queso fresco.

Patron taco


The Sweet Piggy taco is also just how it sounded - slow cooked pulled pork that just melt-in-your-mouth with each bite. There is an added note of sweetness that is just enough to excite, but not overwhelm your palate. The jicama slaw on top added a nice crunchy texture.

Sweet Piggy

The creamy roasted poblanos with organic corn is also topped with queso fresco accompanied with a handful of their house made tortilla chips. There is a noticeable theme in that great attention was paid to not only how the food tasted, but also how it looked / presented.

Artful Mexican Cuisine, indeed!

Problanos with corn

To celebrate their debut, a mariachi band came out to perform in front of their truck. For a moment, I thought I was on vacation as I sipped on their refreshing watermelon juice (with a hint of habanero and a twist of lime) and took a moment to enjoy the show.



Watermelon juice w/ habanero

Additional items on their menu (not pictured) were
Cochinita sliders (pulled pork sliders),
Cajun shrimp tacos,
Citrus chicken tacos,
Piggy fries (fries served with pulled pork, guacamole, crema),
Kala quesadilla (stuffed with cremini and button mushrooms, caramelized onions, epazote, mozzarella, pepper and jack cheeses),
Queso fundido (similar to a classic chili, but with chorizo, mixed with cheeses and served with chips)
Citrus quinoa and
Epazote black beans

Follow Kala Truck on twitter at @KalaTruck
www.kalatruck.com