Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Kung Fu Tacos
Being a nerd, whenever I’m busy, I tend to dig a hole for myself and become a cave-lady until I’ve plowed through my to-do list. As you can imagine, such a lifestyle makes it hard for me to always be in the know and stay on top of trends. Luckily, I’m surrounded by many wonderful foodies who keep me abreast of the things to try.
One such example is the cult following of gourmet food trucks. There were many food trucks that I wanted to try but I simply didn’t have the time to chase them around all over town. I was overjoyed when a foodie friend invited me to Off the Grid. The photos below document our little food adventure at Fort Mason last year. Please excuse the poor quality of the photos. I was using one hand to take photos with my phone while holding food in the other.
Roast duck and barbecue pork tacos – really good !
Curry Up Now
I forgot to take photos of the food but I tried the samosa and mango lassi. Totally didn’t get why the line was SO LONG ! Both items tasted no different from what you could get at any average Indian place. Nothing special. Perhaps I picked the wrong items to try…
The Crème Brûlée Cart
The crème brulee cart has become quite a phenomenon. It used to be in the Mission only but seems like it now comes to the FiDi during lunch several times each week (check twitter or yelp for the latest info). The crème brulee cart was my last stop at Off the Grid. Apparently, I came too late. By the time I made my way there, there was only one favor left – Mexican chocolate. It tasted fine but I wish I had the chance to try other more innovative and interesting favors.
Just as described on its website (http://offthegridsf.com/), Off the Grid is “your roaming mobile food extravaganza”. It’s really quite a party (with lots of people everywhere). Be sure to get there early as finding parking can be a nightmare and popular food items run out quickly !Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source