August 30 2014 0Comment

Traditional Food Truck Cuisine: Carne Asada

Rain or sunshine, hot or cold, food truck diners go for carne asada (“grilled meat”), a thinly sliced beef that is marinated in lime juice, garlic, onion and black pepper and then grilled over a blazing fire.

Typically rolled in flour or corn tortillas, carne asada is generously slathered with pico de gallo or salsa and then dotted with chunks of avocado or globs of guacamole before being served with rice and beans.

Carne asada has been described as Mexico’s own version of barbeque, and anyone who loves Mexican food is usually a fan. Finding genuine carne asada can be challenging, especially in Southern California where creative chefs enjoy tweaking the traditional. Fortunately, a number of LA food trucks serve this popular dish, and many offer a version that is close to the original recipe.

Some of the best carne asada in Los Angeles is available from Hang 10 Tacos, a big boxy blue taco truck that travels the streets of LA and caters events throughout Southern California. In addition to carne asada, Hang 10 offers gourmet tacos made from charbroiled steak, pulled pork or chicken or battered scallops or fish. The food truck even features a vegetarian taco with seasoned potatoes, cheese, cilantro and pico be gallo. Anyone who wants to skip the tortilla can order a taco in a lettuce bowl. To reach Hang 10 Tacos, dial 855-5-Hang-10.

Hang 10 Tacos is one member of a food truck fleet that includes two other popular trucks:

Greenz on Wheelz says “Lettuce Serve You” the best sandwiches and wraps and the freshest salads on wheels. Naturally, the all-natural Greenz team caters parties and special events,, and team members will prepare and serve any menu your special occasion requires. Call Greenz on Wheelz at 855-6Greenz.

The Hungry Nomad is a popular LA food truck that offers an assortment of mouth-watering sandwiches and wraps. The staff is experienced at catering large and small events and will cheerfully customize a unique menu just for your celebration. Phone The Hungry Nomad at 877-NOMAD-10.

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