This morning I decided to check out the Texas Food Truck Fest at Valley View Mall. My wife and I were both craving something different so this was definitely in order. I read online that a portion of the proceeds was going to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so as a bonus for going, we were collecting some karma points ;-). I saw online that some friends of ours, Sarah (check out her food blog) & Sandy, went last night and Sandy was raving over the japanese Yume Burgers. I looked through the list of food trucks that were supposed to be there and figured .. what the hell.
When we got there it was larger than I had expected. There were probably 25 trucks with other booths set up for sampling other various items (beer, salsa etc.) Overall it seemed to be pretty well put together. We walked around for a little bit and finally did decide on the Yume Bugers.
They were offering two types of burgers and two types of hotdogs. We had the Poku Burger (hamburger w/ seared pork belly strip, creamy wasabi slaw & Japanese pickles) and the Japajam Burger (hamburger w/Japanese tomato jam, jalapeno jack cheese, fried egg, Japanese BBQ sauce & crispy onion strings).
They were both really good. The Poku was a little on the cold side but it’s understandable since they weren’t operating under normal conditions.
We hung around a little while longer and had an ice cream sandwich at the Cool Haus truck. It was uber-delicious. Vanilla ice cream wedged in between two tasty chocolate chip cookies. Worth it. If you have nothing going on today (May 12, 2012) you should go check it out! It’s going on until 10pm.