There’s nothing better than food trucks in the summer, except for food trucks that park right outside your workplace. We have been spoiled by Rapscallions Food Truck three times now, parking so close to the building that I can see it from my desk. And no, I don’t work downtown so this is an extra special treat.
Rapscallions is a green onion cake food truck gone Mexican. They have turned an already delicious, sought out appetizer, into a stroke of genius Asian meat-filled “taco”, using a green onion cake as the shell. There are only a few items on the menu, but that is ok, because when you are craving green onion cakes, you can order them in all different forms. $7.00 will get you a green onion taco-style wrap with a choice of Thai chicken, roasted pork belly, or Korean shredded beef. Make it a meal for a few bucks more and it will come with 2 pork spring rolls and a pop. The “taco” is a modest size, so you may want to consider the meal, or two… Occasionally they have specials such as grilled cheese and spring roll supreme, but it’s not a staple on their menu yet.
The cakes are grilled, not fried, so the texture may disappoint some if expecting a crispy, flaky green onion cake, but it works extremely well when used as a cradling median for your meat. I quite enjoyed the pork belly taco, although I wish there were more than 3 pieces of pork belly. The pork crackling was crisp, and the meat was tender. It was served with a sweet chili slaw of lettuce, cilantro, carrot and daikon, which was a bit runny for my liking, and I ended up squirting on their garlic chili mayo on top. That certainly kicked it up a notch. The truck also offers other additional sauces you can put in a little take-away container such as garlic chili, sweet chili, and chili soy.
Thai chicken was also tasty and came in a peanut sauce with a bit of cucumbers and lettuce. The sauce paired well with the chicken and green onion cake. The pork spring rolls were decent, but not as crispy as I would like (I’m a fan of the small Vietnamese ones). I paid a little extra to substitute Hong Kong style lemon tea for the pop, but was disappointed to find it a on the watered-down side and needed to be colder.