Everytime I walk past one of the new street carts, I feel a twinge of pain. The owners (or staff) always look so lonely, when the hot dog carts close by are doing a booming business.
Has there been any info on how these people are doing? Seems like they spent a huge amount of cash, to be hamstrung by rules and bureaucratic taste taste bungling. Personally it all seems tasteless and kind of cardboard, seeing as the food is mostly if not all cooked elsewhere and then heated or kept at temp on the carts.
Was the pilot project doomed from the start? Some of my best meals have been from street vendors in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Beijing, Harbin... in some cases better than the Michelin 3 star resto's in HK.
I want these people to succeed, it just looks a little hopeless.