Two Los Angeles food trucks are taking Asian cuisine to the masses, fusing traditional recipes with innovation.
Alex Chu, owner of The Dim Sum Truck, launched his business in February and serves delicacies such as sticky rice. His favorite homemade recipe is a blend of Peking duck, pickled cucumber, red onion and hoisin sauce, all wrapped on a corn tortilla.
“There’s a lot of people who say, ‘Oh, I’ve never had dim sum before, you know, what should I try?’ ” Chu said. “Usually, I’ll suggest shu mai and the barbecue pork bun and the har gow, and the response has been really good. People really like it.”
Misa Chien and Jennifer Green, co-owners of the business Nom Nom Truck, make banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches, from Green’s family recipes.
“My favorite thing is it’s such an evoking industry, just growing and innovative,” Chien said.. “There are no right boundaries and so many new things.”
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