Food Carts: SE 28th & Division

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4.2
Garden Monsters
The Colossal Cobb {237 cal (as stated from their menu)}
Romaine & Iceberg Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Black Olives, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Chopped Egg, Garlic Croutons (g)
(Size:Mini Monster)
Carnivore (Roasted Turkey and Smoked Ham {140 cal} w/ Avocado Ranch {179 cal})
$6.50
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Their mission statement was “raising the bar” for salads– Granted I only tried their cobb, but with all the ways this could have gone right… it didn’t even taste as good as the salads I make at home, and paid half the price for. Just saying. There wasn’t much dressing on the salad, which I appreciated but also couldn’t actually taste. Slight issue. A few measley olives and some turkey hiding in there. It was alright. Way overpriced.

Buki
Takoyaki
$7
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Preparation took awhile… at least 15 minutes. I’m not sure why, that seems like quite awhile for the food cart circuit. The takoyaki itself… I think it could have been a lot better. The insides were so creamy and dare I say gushy, yet the tako had a lot of chew to it. Kind of an off texture profile in my opinion. Had these been busted out like real street food they might’ve… just might-have-been worth it.

Tandoor’s Saffron Indian Kitchen
Chicken Tikka Misala
Chicken Saffron Rice
Vegetables in coconut curry
$6

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Very nice service, simple menu, quick to plate, piping hot— Tasty everything. Also came with a few pieces of naan wrapped up on the side, lovely! I was craving Indian food, and this was a great offering at only $6.

The only place out of those three I would go back to…

Tandoor’s Saffron Indian Kitchen!!!!!
Best tasting food, large quantity (good for sharing/plate surfing), fair price and fast service.

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4.6
WENT BACK: Try #2.

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Aybla Grill
Hummus Plate $5
Not enough pita for the price. Homemade hummus, not bad–

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Namu – Korean Hawaiian
Kalua pig, mac salad, and rice. $8
Was neither Korean or Hawaiian. Oddly, a heck of a lot of gravy, and the taste of it was too sweet. Rice a bit overdone… also sitting in a ton of gravy. Yep, I am a rice-nazi, sorry. Quantity to price ratio… I’ll take it. Mac salad, was not super traditional but probably the best tasting thing on the plate.

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Malasadas. Definitely not a typical malasada, only legit in the fact it was a deep fried ball of dough. Cinnamon sugar though… Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. No.

Sooooooooo what would I order again?
Probably none of these, unless I was super desperate: maybe the Kalua pig!

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