Kogi BBQ. The fusion of Korean BBQ and Mexican food is pretty stellar and one of my favorite items to order is the Pacman. (I was sad that they weren't at the Fest but it gave me ample opportunity to check out other food trucks.) The social media of Facebook/Twitter and their websites elevated the hype and the search for the latest and greatest food truck. Foodies can check the location of each trucks and line up to enjoy their latest fusion cuisine.
This OC Foodie Fest showcased many of the other trucks hitting the streets that fly under the radar of the popular ones. Most of these food trucks frequent the LA areas, and I absolutely hate the traffic and nitty-gritty of LA drivers. (Sorry!) This was perfect for many of the Food Trucks to get some hype from the OC foodies. I did not get to try all 50 food trucks, but I was able to check out a small handful. I came with my husband and family and we were able to slowly divide and conquer some of the best of mobile eats that were offered. Here are some highlights of my day at the OC Foodie Fest. Enjoy!
We checked out the Buttermilk Truck and ordered red velvet chocolate chip pancake bites and the Hawaiian breakfast sliders. The sliders were priced at 2 for $4 and filled with Portuguese sausage, sauteed onions and shoyu scrambled eggs - it was a great bite to start my day. The pancakes were perfection at it's best, and didn't need any syrup. The fluffy cream cheese frosting was the perfect topping.
The main plan of attack of the day was to check out various food trucks before our stomachs were full. Half of the group was in line for one truck and vice versa, and then we would meet up and share the treats. I only took a couple bites and was already looking for the next truck to stand in line. Think of it as a treasure hunt and a race for food! Maxine got some awesome Hawaiian-Korean sliders from Uncle Lau's BBQ. The brisket was so tender and the pork was so juicy. (I didn't get a picture of the pork slider because it was already in my tummy!)
Maxine and my aunt Elen also got tacos from Komodo - an awesome Global food truck. I'm still dreaming about these skirt steak tacos with a spicy corn relish and the shrimp taco with the sweet dressing. I'm going to have to roam the streets to find you again. Wow...
Food Network also has a TV show currently on air called the Great Food Truck Race and I spotted Nana Queens and Nom Nom truck. I avoided them because I figured there would be another OC opportunity to enjoy them at a later location. I have had sampled the tasty crepes from Crepes Bonaparte at the Anaheim Farmers Market and they are featured on the show as well.