Food Adventure Collage.

carnitas snack shack. c-level. world famous. woodstocks. terra american bistro. buddies. corbins. casey's cupcakes. mandarin beijing. nazca grill. eiffel tower restaurant. gordan ramsay burgr. in-n-out. bankers hill bar and grill. los primos. bistro sixty. ruth's chris.


... to a place I like to call my very own. *waving hello*

I invite you to enjoy reading about the food adventures that I have with friends, family, and colleagues.

I adore food and I cannot just choose one particular food that is my fave.

Food is really is my favorite. Enjoy!

Monday, July 22, 2013

MIHO Gastrotruck - South Park [Whistlestop Bar]

I have been putting off writing about MIHO Gastrotruck because... I experienced a *Thanksgiving 2012* menu. Yuuup, last year.  I know, I know!  Better late than never... I have to give MIHO their props for serving delicious food. So, here we go....

I have been wanting to visit MIHO for the longest time ever.  I have only heard good things about their food. I finally had the opportunity to visit them in South Park outside the Whistlestop Bar with my friend, J, and my son, on a cool, Friday evening in November.

The MIHO Gastrotruck arrived at the Whistlestop Bar as a small line formed behind us. We were second in line. That guy in the pic was the first. He ordered two burgers and two orders of fries to go. Yummm...

I watched as the staff quickly prepped inside the truck and one of them hung up a string of lights on the outside for that holiday feel (but then again, they probably always do that at night).

Here is the menu of what items they offered this evening.  You can read the descriptions of these items on their website -- it is nice that they have an archive of what they have served since their menu changes weekly.

Warning: These pictures do *not* do justice.  It was dark and I dislike the flash on my cell phone.  Bleh. 

I wanted to experience something different, because I always crave a good burger, and ordered the duck tacos ($8.25). What caught my eye is the duck confit... mmmm.  

The three tacos that came in one order were small -- street taco size.  The juicy shredded duck meat on a corn tortilla, was topped with a persimmon salsa, traditional chopped onions and cilantro (for a street taco), and the pomegranate seeds.  

The meat was succulent and sweet.  The salsa had a very mild flavor... it is hard to describe how a persimmon tastes since I don't eat a lot of them.  It was silky smooth and did not have any persimmon chunks in it.  I liked the flavor combination of the sweet duck meat and crunchy onions/cilantro mix because it was a familiar bite for a street taco.  The pomegranates were not my favorite.  After a few bites, I ended up picking them out of the other tacos.  They had an interesting texture in my mouth and I was like, "Sorry, seeds, I'm done."

J ordered the burger ($8.75).  I love that every week, MIHO puts out a different type of burger.  LOVE it. This week, the grass fed beef burger had grilled local kale, local apple mostarda (had to look this one up), garlic aioli, Spring Hill cheddar, on a soft brioche bun.  J added bacon too.  YUM!  I had a bite and it was really, really yummy.  The grilled kale, to me, made the burger.  It was similar to having sweet sauteed spinach along with the high quality beef. 

She won.  I should have gotten the burger. We did not have their fries either - we were trying to be good, I guess.  But, now I wish we had!

Regardless, the MIHO Gastrotruck is a gem that serves local ingredients and really excellent food. Catch 'em while you can. There is a constant -- they will always be at the Whistlestop Bar in South Park on Friday nights. 

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Faye said...

OHHHH - the tacos and burger look soooo good!! I haven't tried out their food truck yet so will have to make the time to try out this place.

Janice D. said...

Definitely worth a visit, Faye! :) They are pretty creative with their flavors.

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