I just tried out the relatively new (2 weeks old) "Eat on Monday" food truck while it was parked outside of Yahoo's Sunnyvale campus. Last week they were serving unusual hot dogs and sandwiches according to their website (http://eatonmonday.com/). This week, it appears to be Chinese steamed bun sandwiches. Think Peking duck buns, but larger. I tried all four of the meat options (and passed on the seitan). I had:
1) Chinois duck a l'orange: tea smoked duck (yum!) with a spicy orange sauce (not particularly spicy at that). I really liked the duck, but then again, I'm a sucker for tasty duck preparations.
2) Simple belly: 5 spice pork belly with Peking duck accompaniments. A nice swap for the traditional duck and not too fatty either.
3) Spicy pepper pork: reminded me a Chinese stir fry but served in a bun. Came with tofu, veggies, and a bit of jalapenos. Can be had without the pork so there's another vegetarian option beyond the seitan.
4) Buns de mongol: Mongolian beef in a bun. Really not spicy though. I probably should have doctored it with the hot sauce they offer since I'm used to Mongolian beef with the dried pepper pods. The beef was dark and had a nice beefy flavor to it.
I also had an order of 3 potstickers ($2) which were all right, but I'd recommend sticking with the sandwiches which are the highlights. The bun sandwiches were $8 for 2 which seemed a little steep, but I'm getting used to such prices after having eaten at the Moxsie Street Eats event a few times. Speaking of which, Eat on Monday will be at Moxsie on the 11th. The fact that I may be out of town that was the impetus for me to try Eat on Monday today.
For those of you who prefer a sit-down atmosphere, they also offer food at Cafe Yulong on Mondays. Apparently, Cafe Yulong is closed that day, but they are able to use the facility to offer their wares then and they've been doing so for about a year. Not being a Cafe Yulong fan, I never noticed but it is an interesting option to the usual food truck venues.
I sure wish I had taken some photos of what I had to eat, but I forgot. I plead that it was lunchtime and I was hungry. Next time, I'll have to remember Melanie's fine examples and at least whip out my iPhone!
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