On the Road: California Food Trucks
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Chomp Chomp Nation
Inspired by Singaporean cuisine, Chef Gina Galvan serves "exotic tropical Chinese food" out of her Orange County food truck. Guy loved the crunchy, sweet and salty crab cake with slaw and spicy ketchup.
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As its motto — "food so good it's bad" — implies, this San Diego-based food truck boasts a menu of classic comfort foods made with indulgent ingredients like butter-poached lobster and "bacon, bacon, bacon and more bacon." Vegetarians can (and should) try the decadent Asparagus Grilled Cheese.
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Kogi Korean BBQ
Calling themselves the "little Korean-taco-truck-that-could," Kogi Korean BBQ is the food-truck equivalent of a rock star on the streets of LA, with streams of fans clamoring to eat combinations like a $2 short-rib taco that Food Network Magazine named the best taco in California.
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The Lime Truck
The concept here is simple: Create fresh, healthy and accessible food. Proof of concept? Try the slow-roasted pulled-pork fries drizzled with chipotle honey or the refreshing raspberry lychee limeades. They're two of the reasons The Lime Truck drove straight to No. 1 on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race.
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Focusing solely on made-to-order crepes, the Crepes Bonaparte food truck serves sweet and savory combinations inspired by club sandwiches, bananas Foster, caprese salads and more. The trucks — named Gaston and Pierre — travel throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
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Don Chow Tacos
Don Chow Tacos' Los Angeles food truck fuses Chinese and Mexican cuisines to create hybrid dishes like Chimales (Chinese-Mexican tamales stuffed with meat). Also worth a try: Kung Pao Chicken Tacos and the sweet-and-smoky Chinese BBQ Pork Burritos.
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Winners of The Great Food Truck Race Season 3, Seoul Sausage used their prize money to open Seoul Sausage Co. in Los Angeles. The restaurant serves the same menu hits, including their flaming kimchi balls. The truck still gets used for catering events.
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Sky's Gourmet Tacos
Originally a Los Angeles brick-and-mortar restaurant, Sky's Gourmet Tacos started selling its Mexican-soul-food dishes, including the signature Shrimp Tacos, from a food truck in 2010. There are also plenty of vegetarian options available.
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White Rabbit Truck
White Rabbit Truck reinvents classic Filipino food as tacos, nachos and burritos. Hungry? The truck's claim to fame is a six-pound burrito; those who are able to finish a whole one make the hall of fame. Otherwise, go for the more approachable Pork Sisig Tacos, made with fried pork belly, onions and jalapenos.
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Twirl & Dip Soft Serve
Don't force yourself to choose between chocolate and vanilla: Letting you have both is the name of the game at Twirl & Dip Soft Serve. The truck serves ice cream the all-natural way, with fresh local ingredients, handmade sugar cones and even compostable cups.
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