“Louks on to Go” Food Truck Review – The $10 Louks Combo (gyro, fries and louks!) A little piece of Greece through the portal of a food truck.
It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s food truck day at the Teller Food Truck Meetup Spot in Irvine. There were a lot of food trucks today including a sushi truck!, but hat one will have to wait for another review. I had already been tweeting @loukstogo to come to the Teller Meetup spot, and today he answered to my requests and showed up!
My favorite dish the lamb burger was not being served today As a result, I had to branch out to new items. After scouring the menu for a couple of minutes, Kevin Johns (my consultant) and I both decided to try one of the daily deals. What did we find? A Combo plate! I have dubbed it the Louks Combo, it is really called “Any Gyro, Any Fries and Any Louks”. When the Greek
- Original with sea salt and oregano
- Feta Fries
- Tzatziki Fries
- Feta Fries
- Spicy Feta Fries
- Honey Feta Fries
What in the hell is a “Louk ” you maybe asking your foodie blogger and what flavors do they come in? A (Loukoumades) “LOUK” is a deep fried greek doughnut (similar to a Bignet) and topped with something sticky sweet. The Louks came in these flavors
- Honey cinnamon
- Peanut Butter Nutella
Kevin’s Chef Surprise Bag Contents and Review: Gyro = Beef; Fries = Spicy Feta ; Louk = Strawberry
The Spicy Feta Fries– The fries were of the thinner variety with a pleasant flavor. The spicy feta was more like a thick sauce, “…almost like a casserole due to the thickness and how it holds together like serving a Feta casserole on my fries”. Kevin ate the fries with a fork, “where I come from, you have to eat this type of dish with a fork”.
The Beef Gyro was very full in content, “it was a large portion of gyro meant and filling, the pita was soft and fresh, better than in Michigan. I didn’t recognize it at first”. “The French Fries in the gyro didn’t make or break it for me”. Kevin indicated he would like Julianed pickled beets or other Med root vege. The meat was good and thinks he had the lamb/beef gyro. The pieces were sliced thick and no burnt.
The Strawberry Louks were excellent…..aside from the topping spilling out of the container, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Kevin at dessert first, and ate it all….he had leftovers of his Gyro and Fries. He told me not to post that 😉
Tom’s Surprise Bag of Contents and Review: Gyro= sausage Gyro Meat; Fries = Fire Feta; Louks= Peanut Butter Nutella
Fire Feta Fries– I pretty much agree with Kevin on his post on the consistency of the fire feta, although I will say that perhaps it was a little too viscus and would have preferred it to be a little more chunky than casserole. The flavor of the topping tasted very good, with a smooth texture and spicy flavor balanced by the feta. The fries were a little thin for me, making the a little more greasy, although overall they were crispy and an excellent flavor I would give it a 3 out of 5 on my scale, meaning I would order it again but I wouldn’t run back to my office telling everyone to try it like I was Paul Revere. I forgot to get Kevin’s rating.
Sausage Gyro? – It is my guess that my gyro was the sausage gyro, it had a darker color than Kevin’s, but the meat was still in the strips like Kevin’s Gyro Meat. The content of the Gyro consisted of Pita (decent quality), lettuce, Onions, Tomato, Tzazitki Sauce, and Sausage Gyro Meat and French Fries in the gyro. The produce was fresh and the Tzazitki was creamy and good flavor, on par with my favorite greek restaurants. The fries were a nice touch in my opinion, as they changed up the consistency of the gyro filling and tied it all together by adding a little “crunchy” to each bite. My complaint is that the meat for both the beef gyro and the sausage(??) gyro still not sure to be honest) is that the meat came from frozen strips out of a box. I would challenge Louks to one day invest in the Gyro Rotisserie, I would pay more if it were fresh, toasted and carved fresh. Overall, I really enjoyed the Gyro. It had a great flavor, pleasant mouth feel and perfect balance of flavors and content. Even though the meat was frozen, it was seasoned nicely and tasted very good.
Peanut Butter Nutella Louks – When I pulled out the container I had no idea was to expect, as I never had a Louk. At first I thought the topping was chocolate, but when I took a bite I discovered it was a creamy Nutella! The Louk itself was crispy on the outside, full of air pockets on the inside and gooshy! When placed in the mouth, it was crispy on the tongue, but when you bite down it was creamy goodness! Now mixed with the Nutella…it was a small bite of bliss.
FROM A PRIOR VISIT………..
Greek Lamb Burger – The best dish on the menu in my opinion! The bun is a homemade style Brioche Bun that is fluffy yet buttery dense. The Meat is a pure lamb patty that was extremely juicy on the first
bite. It was topped with honey humus, onions, and grilled onions and red peppers……seriously a perfect combination! This was a 5 in my opinion, meaning I would eat this whenever I get a chance and would tell my friends and family about it. This dish is restaurant quality
Tzazitki Fries- These are the same fries that I mentioned before, but drenched in their yummy creamy Tzazitki. This is a very heavy dish, but a great flavor. This dish really did need a fork and knife.
Overall an excellent lunch truck.