Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eat MoBowl!

That’s what Kevin says. He’s the proprietor of the mobile food truck, MoBowl. Did you get the pun? My husband didn’t, but I think it’s quite clever. And this week I had the opportunity to check out the rice bowls at MoBowl when the truck came to my office. I can’t remember ever eating from a truck before, but since I know Kevin, I thought it was a fairly safe proposition. I eat street food in places like Brazil, so why should I worry?

Food trucks are the hot new culinary adventure. More and more restaurants are starting up mobile versions of their offerings and entrepreneurial chefs are recognizing the mobile truck as an opportunity to start up their own businesses. Oh, I did eat at Sam’s Chowder Mobile and that’s a truck. It was excellent.

And so was MoBowl. I was not really expecting the food to look so appealing. It looked as good as it tasted. I had the five-spice pulled pork bowl and the cheesecake eggrolls. The pork was tender and flavorful, served with rice and a green salad. I especially loved the cracked pepper pineapple dipping sauce that came with the  eggrolls. It was really more than I could eat, so I shared the eggrolls. My dining companions had the angel (chicken) wings and the umami tofu bowl. They had compliments for both.

So if you are in the South Bay or on the Peninsula, check out MoBowl’s website for their lunch location each weekday. Good luck, Kevin! I'll certainly be lunching with you again.

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