Food Review: Big D’s Grub Truck

Given the plethora of food choices available in new york city, the simple act of selecting your meal for lunch can turn into a somewhat arduous task. This town has been blessed with so many food options, it’s no wonder so many food blogs came put of it. On my google reader, I’ve subscribed to several blogs dedicated to just that: food.

Tuesday’s choice however, was ever so clear. Upon checking into Facebook to see what the world was up to, I saw that a friend’s food truck would be parked nearby. Ecstatic can’t even begin to describe how my hungry little tummy felt.

That’s Dennis, with the glasses, making it happen…

I got the #1 Bulgogi Taco…

And the #3 Ginger Chicken Taco…

The tacos were all that I hoped for and more. The Bulgogi taco was tasty and stayed true to its Korean roots and didn’t feel weird that it was served in a taco. The Ginger Chicken taco was delightful. I love when the ginger sauce is done right and sure enough… Dennis and his team does it right! Dipped in Big D’s Secret Sauce, the tacos perfectly flavorful and completely satisfying. My only regret was that I didn’t get more!

I’d like to think that my review of his food is going to be unbiased but let’s face it… you don’t have to believe me… here’s another review posted by New York Street Food, Midtown Lunch (one of my favorite blogs), and Thrillist.

Or… you can just try it for yourself.

Big D’s Grub Truck will be on 31st Street and Park Avenue. And yes… I am going to eat there for the second time this week… it’s that good.

happy thursday!

-astami

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Food Review: Brunch At the Market

Been trying to cut down on eating out but this weekend… I had an excuse. Chan and I celebrated his birthday by going to brunch. We went to one of our favorite grub spots, Market in Montclair, New Jersey. We’ve gone to Market for dinner but never for brunch. I walked in, hopes way up high, and lo and behold, they did not disappoint.

The ambiance was perfect, quaint and homey, and the service… always so friendly.

Market’s brunch hours are from 10 to 3pm, Friday through Sunday. Since coffee felt like a worthy appetizer for my grumbling hungry stomach, Chan and I decided to just dive in and order main dishes.

Chan had the Market version of a BLT…

In my opinion, this BLT, featuring applewood-smoked bacon, sunny side up egg, Tillamook sharp cheddar, avocado-wasabi crème fraiche, baby arugula salad dressed in yuzu and sesame seeds, went to college, got their degree, got rich, but then decided to open up a restaurant to spread the love. I mean come on… avocado-wasabi crème fraiche? Totally tickles your every taste bud.

I, of course, ordered the smoked salmon benedict…

And while Chan normally doesn’t go for dessert, he was feeling rather, what’s the word… adventurous, and went for it. After looking over the dessert menu, the choice was clear…

Ladies and gentleman, that my friend is the vanilla pound cake with a side of peanut butter and jelly sorbet. The dish was meant to depict the ever-nostalgic snack peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This would only be true if my childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwich had the word ‘EPIC’ burnt on it. This dessert was amazing! Each flavor was enhanced by the other and never overwhelming.  While Market is known for their rather unique selections of homemade sorbet, I love that they have the basics such as peanut butter and jelly down to perfection.

Thank you Market for making us an enjoyable birthday brunch!

-astami