Saturday, November 30, 2013

San Francisco Food Trucks

San Francisco is a good city to experience the food truck scene because it's not that hard to hunt the food trucks and options are diverse. We first went to the Fort Mason Farmer's Market  to catch a few...


We tried Happy Dumplings which had solid reviews on yelp. The long lines also helped in drawing us in but the food didn't live up to hype. 


Cabbage & Pork Dumplings ($3)
The dumplings lacked authenticity. It was dry and bland.

Green Onion Pancake ($3)
Better than the dumplings but that's not saying much.  

Good thing we also lined up at Roli Roti which offers healthy sustainable slow cooked chicken and pork. 

Roli Roti

RoliRoti Combo of Chicken and Potatoes ($7.50)
Juicy free range chicken with a side of potatoes. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Gourmet Porchetta Sandwich ($9.50)
Roli Roti always makes it on the list of the best SFO food trucks and their porchetta sandwich is the reason why. An explosion of flavors with its winning combination of succulent pork with crispy skin, caramelized onions, arugula, and chewy bread. The sandwich also oozes with natural pork juices making it a yummy but messy culinary experience. 

On a different occasion, while exploring Union Square, I spotted Señor Sisig, San Francisco Weekly's best food truck of 2012 & 2013! 

I got so excited because I've been wanting to try their famous sisig tacos ever since I heard of its existence a couple of years ago. It was also quite surreal to see the popular local dish sisig making waves in San Francisco. 


Though still very full from my lunch at Umami Burger (more on that next time), I made room to try their signature tacos.
Sisig Taco ($4)
 Señor Sisig's sisig taco was a revelation! They marinate the pork shoulder (not pork head) for over 24 hours, making the meat so tasty. The flavors are familiar but Señor Sisig managed to elevate our happy hour favorite with the use of  fresh lettuce and their own cilantro cream sauce.  Best of all, it's not greasy so you can probably pop a couple of tacos without guilt. 

Finally, we also hit El Tonayense, a Zagat rated food truckon Harisson St. near Best Buy for authentic Mexican food. 

Tacos ($2 each)
There are a lot of  meat options at El Tonayense.  We tried the chicken, pork, and beef options for the tacos and enjoyed it all. 

Carne Asada Burrito ($6.50)
I don't usually enjoy the beans but  El Tonayense's burrito was so packed in flavor that I didn't mind. 

Super Quesadilla ($7)
My favorite from all the items we ordered. What made this quesadilla super was the inclusion of guacamole and sour cream.  Cheesy and hot with the right balance of acid.

For schedules and more information on the food trucks, see links below:
Happy Dumplings:
Roli Roti:
Señor Sisig:
El Tonayense:

You can also check out the website of Off the Grid here to know the schedule of weekly markets where food trucks gather.

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