we have to bring every single one of our visitors to try
san francisco's food truck scene. what's better than a
food truck parttt-ayy!? when our cute friends came to
visit last week we ate very well, and part of those good
eats came from our favorite, off the grid. we showed them
all of our favorites and then forced ourselves to try
something new, and we're so glad we did. fresh baked
empanadas, yes please. also chimney cake: have you heard
of it? you're about to be really thankful to me for
introducing you :) loved this night with our friends!
we went with el sur empanadas this time. we fell in love
good ones forever! problem now solved by: el sur. they
sell out almost every week at off the grid, so what does
that tell you? i love their old school van and the entire vibe.
there is something for everyone with all different and
unique flavors whether you want meat, cheese, vegetables,
or a combo. loved the pollo saltado, verde, & champiñones.
the best part of this truck is the story behind the owner.
she is a classically trained chef who attended culinary
school at the famous cordon bleu in paris, then worked
at some incredible restaurants (like french laundry in napa)
before deciding she wanted to return to her roots and make
the food she grew up with in argentina and peru: empanadas.
i love the quote that she wants to make empanadas the way
they are made in "sleepy towns across rural argentina."
authentic comfort food from the chef's childhood.. you know
it will be good! i love food trucks because they can specialize
in just one thing and do it great, which is the case here.
we also all sampled bini's kitchen, which is known as
"nepalese cuisine from the soul." i've never had
nepalese food in my life, but i could still tell this food
is from the soul. it was so so delicious and i will
definitely be coming back here. we all shared a
combo plate of nepalese turkey dumplings with
the kukhura tarkari curry chicken. it was so
flavorful and we all loved sampling it.
also, bini herself is the cutest person. i've never
met a food truck owner that i didn't want to be
friends with. i swear, they are all the coolest
people! and, they share a love of good food :)
last but not least, i promised you i'd tell you about
chimney cake, right? well here you are. i had never
heard about it before last weekend, and now i'm a
big big fan. it is a traditional hungarian wedding
cake with the best texture and cylinder shape. the
outside is sweet and carmelized, but the inside is
soft and melt-in-your-mouth. it's actually so
incredibly good and i don't know how they make it.
keep rolling is the cute name of the truck with this
goodness. please read this short little description of
how this truck began and tell me we don't all want to be
friends with her. i told you, i love food truck owners! :)
so glad vicky experienced it while traveling so she
could bring it back to us in SF! it is so uniquely delicious
that i can see why she fell in love with them + recreated.
cinnamon sugar rolled chimney cake for the win!
and, one rolled in oreo with nutella dip.
would you look at that?! i'm in love.
love all three of these cute faces ^^^
we took a trip around the world this night
between argentina, nepal, and hungary.
you have to love food trucks for that!
still so happy from these visitors .. and from this food!