Feed Me, St. Louis, MO – Porkapalooza Continues With A Triple Pork Sandwich

Is it me, or have I been eating a lot of pork lately?  In the past few weeks I’ve had ribs, bacon, shank, shoulder, ham, and now belly.  I think I may have to start raising some pigs to help balance out the impact I am having on their population.

Wednesday I tried my first Vietnamese style sandwich.  I had the Banh Mi Special (#1) from Feed Me.  Yes, this is another post about a food truck. Yes, I do follow over 20 different food trucks in St. Louis on Twitter.  Don’t judge #obsessed.

Inside an unassuming plain white paper bag was this work of art:

BBQ Seasoned Pork Belly, Vietnamese Ham, and Sweet Ground Pork sandwich served in a French Baguette. It’s topped with Sliced Cucumbers, Fresh Cilantro, Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radish, with Pate & Mayo Spread.

You can tell from that picture that the toppings are fresh and they did not skimp.  You get three types of pork in one sandwich!  They each had different flavors and textures keeping things unique with each bite.  I’ll admit I normally don’t put as many veggies on my sandwich, but these belonged.  There was just the right about of spread.  This was all sandwiched in a great flakey French baguette.

There isn’t anything I would change about this sandwich.  It’s a good thing I work outside of the city.  These sandwiches could become a habit.

Dive 2 Five Scale:  2 Yep, it’s a food truck.  For me, this is one that I don’t see as often as I would like.  It was quick and efficient.  Follow them on Twitter.  If you work close to one of their normal stops, consider yourself lucky.

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Guerrilla Street Food – Join the Food Truck Revolution

The food truck movement is alive and well in St. Louis.  If you have not tried any of the area’s food truck choices, you are missing out on some great food options.  Long gone are the times of the standard (and scary) “roach coaches”.

How do you find a food truck?  Most use Twitter, Facebook, etc. to notify everyone of their location and daily specials.  Another great option is to watch for food truck events where multiple food trucks take part.

Guerrilla Street Food uses fresh and local ingredients to serve Filipino-inspired street food.

Candid shot of Guerrilla Street Food Truck getting ready to close up shop.

“Fresh” is the keyword when trying their Fresh Lumpia.

The Lumpia is very similar to a spring roll.  The sauce is sweet and I find it is easiest to pour it on each bite.  Otherwise you tend to lose pieces of the roll.

I also tried the Chicken Adobo:

Lots of flavor in a small to-go package

There is a generous amount of chicken served adobo style over a bed of rice.  I stir the chicken into the rice so it can soak up the sauce.  The chicken is tender.  I love the garlic in the sauce.  Watch out for the peppercorns, they pack a punch.

So what’s the verdict?  I think the following answers that question:

My new shirt

I will be proudly be wearing my new Guerrilla Street Food shirt.  Both items I tried were fantastic.  I had hoped to try the Flying Pig, but it was sold out when I arrived.  A recommendation when wanting to try food trucks at an event, get there early.  Being sold out of items is a normal occurrence.  Don’t let this happen to you!

Dive 2 Five Scale –  How do you rate a place that is mobile?  I score it a 2.  Food trucks are very trendy now, but you never know where you will actually eat your food.  It may be in your car, it may be on the ground…..who knows?  Still everyone should experience a meal from a food truck.