Today, my lunch destination was the Fugu food truck.
I’ve been wanting to eat here ever since I saw their website… I might have to admit a serious interest in anything-steamed-buns. (^_^)
Also? I work in a location and live in a location that doesn’t have food trucks at all. So, I feel very inclined to explore the food truck culture in Boston while I have the opportunity, especially on a gorgeous summer day like today. (The cold air from yesterday? Completely gone!)
Fugu’s steamed buns were not what I was expecting. The buns themselves were good (but then again, I suspect most places don’t make their own buns and source them from elsewhere). The filling was not at all what I imagined. Pork belly is often braised, and theirs were very soft… but I think I wanted something like a quick sear on the pork. A bit of crunch would have given it a nice contrast in texture with the fat. The part that I was really nitpicking over the most was the sauce. I don’t know why, but it tasted like it came out of a jar to me. It’s probably just a personal taste preference thing… that or my taste buds are seriously spoiled by the steamed buns at Basho (which are pretty stellar, by the way).
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