Food trucks are all the rage across the country, especially here in Los Angeles. In fact, there is a food truck celebration called “First Friday’s” on the first Friday of each month in Venice. Art studios, clothing shops and other stores along Abbott Kinney Boulevard are open late and the streets are packed with some of the best mobile grub in town.
Needless to say, I was instantly drawn to the “Flying Pig” truck.
This truck features Asian and Pacific Rim flavors with French technique. The Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs bring their food to the streets with a smile and the slogan, “Live hungry, eat happy!”
The menu is very pork-centric, just the way I like it. :) The Pork Belly Bun instantly grabbed my attention.
It is amazing the magic that can be created in such tight quarters on these food trucks!
I built a plate filled with their finest pork offerings. Right there at the top is the “First Friday Special.” A Pork Belly Burrito with queso oaxaca, siracha, rice, escabeche, cilantro cream and “death sauce”. A fiery concoction that finds it’s way into many of their menu options. Next inside a steamed bao bun is braised pork belly with red onion escabeche, pickled sesame cucumber and, once again, their signature “death sauce.” Finally I ordered the spicy pork taco filled with marinated pork shoulder, green papaya, black sesame seeds, cilantro cream and, you guessed it, “death sauce.”
I sure would love to find out what is in their fabulous ‘death sauce!” You might even say I am dying to know… I am sure they are more than willing to give out the recipe. Right, when pigs fly!