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The OC Food Truck- A Food P*rn Twist to Classic Dishes

**Note: I had to mask the word Food P*rn do to overzlealous Websense monitors- sorry for the redaction**
I have seen a truck floating around the local Food Truck lots with the  name, “The OC Food Truck.”   All I gotta say is that you better have some big fried balls and even bigger burgers to claim you are representing “THE OC” by displaying the name on your truck. So did they have the right stuff? Lets find out.
 
I noticed that the “The OC Food Truck” has arrived at the Teller Lot, with it’s flashy orange wrap sporting  scenes from the OC Fair. I did some background investigation on this truck, via social media and fellow food truck stalkers. The common opinion is that these guys put an irreverent OC Fair Twist on their dishes.  “Hmmmm” I thought, “OC Fair Food Twist?”. After chatting with the dude working the window, he told me that they actually became the official food truck of the fair and were invited to add the word “Fair” to their truck to make it official.
 
 I looked on the side of the truck to read the menu and it contained mostly sandwiches, burgers and fries. Although these dishes may sound pretty standard, don’t be fooled! Their food pictures are tantamount to brandishing pure food p*rn.One of the dishes featured was one of my OC Fair Favorites, Deep Fried Twinkie!  My delicate eyes were not ready for their scandalous creations. These dishes would make Martha Stuart blush from the impurity of the sight, but would still make her secretly aroused by the wanton display of full calorie flavors on otherwise wholesome dishes. Let me provide some examples. They have 4 Angus Bugers varieties, but each is deliciously defiled by a calorie perverted topping. For example, The BBQ Bacon Cheddar Melt contains “Cheddar inside and out, layered with more cheddar, bacon, tempura onion ring , all smothered on an angus patty.” 
 
The sandwiches range from well-manered to wild. For example, the “Mi Amore” is a Grilled Chicken Breast sandwich with spinach, tomato, avocado and served on a native herb bread. The Mi Amore Sandwich is  their “good girl with the pony tail and white socks sandwich,” appealing and delicious in a wholesome kind of way.  Let’s say that the “Mi Amore” sandwich starts hanging out with the wrong crowd,then you get the “Ex Girlfriend” sandwich, which has grilled chicken, pepper jack, mozzarella, honey mustard and real honey all on a sourdough roll. With this sandwich you feel o.k. introducing it to a couple of naughty add-ons like fried onion rings or dare I say…bacon. Although I did not feel like ordering a well mannered sandwich, I asked the cashier to give me their most obscene dish.  What I got was the “Tempura Burger.”
 
Tempura Burger
But what happens when the food gets tramped out? That  takes us to the Angus burgers. The dish I ordered was the most obscene of the group, called the “Tempura Burger”. The chef takes a lesson from the Orange County Fair and takes a thick cut slice of bacon, smothers it with Tempura Batter and then deep fries the tempura bacon until it comes out puffed and golden brown. The golden brown batter actually encapsulates the bacon and crisps the bacon inside a crispy sarcophagus. Two Strips of this fried bacon are placed on the burger along with spinach, carmalized sweetonion, tomato, purple cabbage and melted mozzarella cheese and then drizzled with their secret “OC Sauce,” all sandwiched between a large sesame buns.   
  
The first thing I noticed about the burger was that it’s deep-fried bacon was popping out of the bun, like Dirk Diggler on Boogie Nights. When I bit into the main section of the burger, the sesame bun was fluffy and fresh. When I bit down into the burger further, I tasted a combination of sweet/salty/savory/ creamy  from the three proteins (beef, cheese and bacon) and then sweet/acidity from the condiments (OC Secret Sauce,  grilled onions and tomatoes).  The ingredients together were surprisingly balanced, considering this burger contained competing big flavors. The 1/4 pound Angus patty was cooked med-well and was juicy in it’s own right. The OC Secret Sauce appeared to be slightly reddish and was most likely a mayo / tomato paste concoction that had a creamy, sweet and tangy flavor. 
 
My Final Thoughts 
 

This is the situation! The OC Food Truck guys won an epic fried battle against the venerable Chicken Charlies Fist Pump Jersey Shore Style

The OC food truck provided a delicious hamburger that pushed the limits of decency and flipped the proverbial middle finger at healthy lunch options. After all, if I was looking for something healthy I would have gotten their fresh and light “Tree Hugger” or “Mi Amore,”  both would have less than 400 calories.  I am giving the OC Food truck a 3.75 out of 5, a very good score that could improve over time, as I try more of their dishes. I would recommend trying this truck if you are looking for something gluttonous or even healthy. They have plenty of delicious options that are worth trying, I know that I will be back.  Back to my opening point, do they deserve to name themselves “The OC Food Truck?” I say Yes!,  they have embraced the culture of both OC Fair Food and OC Healthy living options as well. Keep Food Truckin fellas!

 
The OC Food Truck Website: http://theocfoodtruck.com/
 
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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

3 comments

  1. I’d marry the Mi Amore if it were legal in California. I think it’s the herb spread that makes it special. The tempura bacon roll is also good, although it looks better in their pic (maybe because it’s cold?). When you get it, it’s a warm, gooey, delicious mess.

  2. I don’t think I want to try a “well-manured” dish, ever!

    • Lol nice typo catch …..that was actually kinda funny! My editor is playing pranks or that was an epic fail in my final proof read….I’m sure it wont be the last :)

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