Category: Food Truck Dictionary

The Aussie Pie Guy – Sweet Goodness In Pastry

When you think of ideal street food, something that’s easy to eat and won’t make a mess are right at the top of the list for me.  That’s why I was excited to check out The Aussie Pie Guy. One of the newest street food vendors to take up residence at the Hamilton Street Food Pod in Vancouver, B.C., The Aussie Pie Guy serves up a tasty Australian street food tradition that’s as delicious as it is easy to eat.

**UPDATE-The City of Vancouver closed the food cart pod at the Queen Elizabeth and relocated the vendors throughout the Downtown core, the Aussie Pie Guy can now be found on Pender Street at Burrard Street.**


What is Agua Fresca?


Pineapple Agua Fresca from The Mobile Bistro @themobilebistro in Tucson, Arizona

Pineapple Agua Fresca from The Mobile Bistro (@themobilebistro) in Tucson, Arizona

Agua Fresca (Fresh Fruit Water) is a popular, non-alcoholic beverage traditionally served throughout Mexico and Latin America, and fast becoming a trend with North American food trucks.

What is Ibérico Pork?


Nearly 2 months ago James Beard Award winning chef, José Andrés, began spreading a bit more love around Washington over and above his numerous brick and mortar locations in the form of a food truck named Pepe.  One might expect when a famed chef launches a new venture, a bigger splash is made than if someone lesser-known were to do the same thing.  The same theory held true for the DC food truck microcosm, but for a slightly different accolade.  Don’t get me wrong — of course the idea of Chef Andrés starting a food truck would be considerably celebrated on its own, but in this case immediate hype was in the offering of the most expensive single item offered from a food truck in the entire Washington metropolitan area. (more…)

What is Yakitori?

Q: So what’s yakitori? (more…)

What is Banh Mi?


Banh Mi with a Twist from the Get Toasted truck in Los Angeles

Báhn Mì, pronounced {bon-me} is a fusion of  French influence in Indochina that combines French ingredients, such as baguettes and mayonnaise with cilantro, peppers, pickled carrots, and daikon from Vietnam. It’s typically made with sliced pork or pork belly, cha lua (Vietnamese ham, Vietnamese sausage, or pork roll), head cheese and vegetables. Technically, the term, Báhn Mì really just describes the bread used to make the sandwich, but the term is widely used around the world, and even in Vietnam to describe the entire sandwich. Most street vendors and restaurants in Vietnam drizzle spicy chili sauce over the bánh mì fillings, but sliced jalapenos are typically used in the U.S., instead. (more…)