It’s Tuesday, and the SUPER FOOD truck is parked under the trees at Key Auto on Southside Boulevard. Color-coordinated chairs clustered in the shade provide a pleasant place to wait for your order.
Super Food truck offers some eclectic choices for lunch today.
We went with the Chicken Bahn Mi and the Lettuce Wrap, with a side of fried Mac and Cheese Balls to share.
The chicken bahn mi has moist chunks of chicken, coated in a flavorful soy sauce marinade. It is topped with a slaw made from shredded carrots, cucumber, and daikon (an Asian white radish) with a hoisin sauce that adds the perfect sweetness. A drizzle of cilantro lime aioli adds a delightful tartness, and the baguette is warm and toasted just right.
The lettuce wrap is filled with spinach (so shouldn’t it be a spinach wrap?), arugula, tomatoes and cucumber wrapped in a sundried tomato tortilla. A touch of goat cheese and pesto lines the inside of the wrap without overpowering it. A fabulous salad dressing made from tarragon oil and balsamic vinegar tops it all off.
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls? What a great invention! A scoop of macaroni and cheese, gooey and a little spicy, is rolled in a crumb-type of coating and fried. A dipping sauce is served on the side. The mac and cheese balls came out a little dark, perhaps fried a bit too long, but are still delicious when dipped in the sauce.
Other offerings include a quesadilla (pulled pork, cojita cheese, a honey lime slaw and handmade guacamole), a turkey pesto panini (turkey, prosciutto, avocado, arugula, spiced tomato and goat cheese on a French baguette), a blackened fish sandwich (with cucumber, spinach, tomato on a kaiser roll with smoked tomato remoulade), and a grilled cheese (with pulled pork, tomato and American cheese). Average price is $8. They also offer fried cheesecake for dessert! It is a well-known fact that anything tastes good when fried.
As he packages up my order, the friendly food trucker offers me a “beverage on the house.” (And no, I did not say, “Hey, I’m from Void and I’m reviewing your truck!”)
Before I tried Super Food truck, I would not have expected to find the quality and flavor of food, or the eclectic menu, from this Jacksonville truckie. Now I know better: Super Food Truck is definitely worth trying on your next lunch break.