At LA mag we are lucky enough to have a fleet of food trucks waiting to feed us just outside our Miracle Mile offices. Here we highlight the city's grub on wheels.
The Truck: Look for a black truck with a cute and colorful chalk-written menu—and a long line.
The Lowdown: The truck offers Thai-fusion cuisine with a variety of light options as well as total gut busters.
The Peeps: Chef and owner Akeem Wong is as eccentric as his edgy and playful take on Thai food.
The Loot: Cash and cards accepted.
The Goods: With items like crispy pork belly sliders (two for $8), garlic basil fries ($5), and chicken satay skewers ($6), we just wanted to say “one of everything!” The sliders are slathered with garlic aioli and a heap of Thai slaw, and from what we saw the garlic fries looked super crispy and delicious (we were being good). It was a toss up between the skewers and the crispy wontons with pork and shrimp ($7), so we decided to go with the day's special: Thai chicken salad with skewers, peanut vinaigrette, tofu, mixed greens, and wantons ($9).
The Verdict: The menu description didn’t do the dish justice. Fresh cilantro, perfectly crisped tofu, well-seasoned chicken, and crunchy wontons took our little lunch break to a new level. We will be back, but next time we won’t hold back. We’re thinking sliders and their Thai iced tea “drank.”