after dinner sneeze

a lot of g says, t says

just got kung fu’d by some tofu … and i liked it!

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t says:  a was down for a quick trip to a food truck today and noted that Kung Fu Hoagie had set up shop on 38th and Chestnut-ish.  We tracked them down and had them whip up a couple of their banh mi sandwiches.  Personally, I went for the tofu “meatball”, figuring that they weren’t trying to imitate real meat, rather, just moosh together some tofu and seasoning and go from there.  a was bold and went for the “beef”.  I don’t know how his was, but check out mine:


Up close with the tofu “meat”-ball banh mi.  First and foremost, the bread was perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  A nice crunch on the outside and soft inside – and I believe they may have torn out some of the excess to preserve excellent bread:filling ratio.  As for the filling, those pickled carrots are amazing, and the “spicy beans” are an absolute must – to omit them would be to miss out on a very important contributor of flavor.  Now, for the tofu-ball, I have to say that it was pretty darn good.  Do I wish it was something more porky?  Sure – but it was nevertheless well-seasoned and had a firm enough texture to stand up to a few bites before disintegrating.  All in all, this sandwich totally rocked my socks.  I was not expecting such a showing for $5.50.  I’d go back there in a heartbeat for the tofu sandwich (and I’d pay $2 if they’d give me some pig).

a says: My unpictured tofu “beef” had great flavor and freshness, but the only issue was slightly soggy bun and chili paste was less hot than usual.

t says: vendors take note: no one likes a soggy bun. Boy am I glad I ate mine right away and didn’t wait ’til later – it’s the only way to avoid bun sog.

Written by afterdinnersneeze

9 April 2014 at 1:45pm

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