Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Food Truck Freebie – Malaysia Kitchen for the World

I call it Blue Friday after a crazy week.   Too much travel.  Too much conflict.  Too much clutter.   So I’m heading downstairs to grab a Subway six-inch club for lunch (it’s been a long haul, guys) and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a vision of a totally new food truck parked outside the building.

I run upstairs to find Zany.  She’s MIA.  The story is she got married a couple of weeks ago, and is at Social Security changing her name.   Bad timing.  I expect she’ll be on line sometime until Saturday afternoon.

Back on the street, I approach the truck with wallet open.  Guess what?  The food is FREE!  

The Malaysia Kitchen Truck is traveling the streets of Manhattan for the next few weeks offering free samples from the best of Malaysian restaurants in the Metro area.   As the brochure says, you don’t have to travel 9,400 miles to sample the incredible flavors of Malaysia.  That’s a good thing.  I’m already jet lagged.  

Blue Friday quickly becomes my Friday Fantasy.   The truck is serving up fare from Café Asean on 117 West 10th Street, including Mee Udang, a Malay noodle dish with spicy shrimp broth and Beef Rendang, spicy beef with turmeric rice and pineapple.  The shrimp broth is briny and tastes like the sea, and the beef is spicy and sweet with bursts of cilantro.

Thumbs up for “Culinary Diplomacy!”

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Zany said...

I knew that compromise would come with marriage, but it getting in the way of my lunchtime adventures is just not acceptable!

Deana Sidney said...

Wow, sometimes there is a god. I remember before a particularly car intensive film ( as in me in it 12 hours a day) there was a great Gourmet piece on NY street vendors... it saved my life and stomach from the ravages of le fast food! Good for them too, hope they get lots of business. Enjoy your weekend!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow, was it your lucky day or what?

Hope you get some rest and enjoy the weekend.

Julia said...

That's the cure for a blue Friday if I ever saw one! Free or not, that looks AMAZING!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

You must find that truck and send it to me at once! If they have mee goreng, my favorite Malaysian noodle dish of all time, I will follow it to the ends of the earth.

tasteofbeirut said...

What a brilliant idea! Lebanese restaurant should follow suit. Hope you will enjoy your weekend; this lunch was a precursor.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

now that was a stroke of luck....much better than subway....and free!! I wish we had fun food trucks in Philly...just our roach coaches

~I AM Love~* said...

lucky you...must have seemed like a mirage !

Lori Lynn said...

Oh another food truck! I know I am missing out. It's only 30 minutes to LA, I need to search out the food trucks here for sure. You have got me motivated!