I too, am powered by rice!
A. Lot. Of rice.
In my mind, there are three types of Chinese food — buffet Chinese food, westernized, chain Chinese food, and authentic, traditional Chinese food. They’re all completely different from each other and my stomach craves them all separately.
Then I heard about The Rice Box Truck. A food truck slingin’ Chinese food? Yes please!
The Rice Box Truck serves Chinese take out — it’s fast food and it’s done remarkably well.
We caught up with The Rice Box Truck at their usual Sunday lunch spot at the Museum of Fine Arts and was greeted with a line of hungry customers leading up to the firetruck-red food truck. Food trucks + long lines = pretty good sign of tasty food to come!
The Rice Box Truck’s menu is filled with your classic Chinese take-out dishes so we decided to go in the same direction for our order. General Tso’s Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Egg Rolls, and Fried Dumplings. Nothing too crazy… dishes that pretty much everybody knows.
I started in on on the General Tso’s Chicken, fried chunks of chicken heavily sauced in a sweet and spicy vinegar sauce over a mound of sticky white rice. Although tasty, there was too much sauce for my taste but hey, that’s just me. Some people like it saucy!
The Kung Pao Chicken was much more up my alley. Chunks of juicy, dark-meat chicken grilled to delicious caramelization accompanied by the fresh crunch of quickly stir-fried bean sprouts, celery and peanuts. Nom nom nom!
Surprisingly though, my favorite bites of the day came from The Rice Box Truck’s egg rolls and dumplings. The dumplings were especially tasty, with a perfect combination of exterior crunch and a nicely seasoned filling. I would definitely order these again!
Next time you get a craving for Sesame Chicken or Fried Rice, try tracking down The Rice Box Truck instead of turning to your typical Chinese take-out options. Find out where they will be setting up by visiting their website or following them on Twitter!