Attila the HUNgry – Food Truck Review

Hi food friends! 

So I’ve decided to make it my mission to try as many food trucks this summer as possible. 

I’m as surprised as you are that I hadn’t gotten a chance to try Attila the HUNgry last year. And after the chef vs chef popups at the Pourhouse I was going to make sure that Atilla the HUNgry was going to be on my list of must tries.   

I’ve had a chance to track them down a few times now and so far everything I’ve had has been very tasty. 

Here are some of the items I’ve tried so far…

Duck Tots ($12)

I think this might be the dish they are best known for. Thai braised duck piled on a mountain of crispy tater tots, topped with hoisin aioli and lime sriracha sauces then sprinkled with peanuts and herbs. 

Everything on this dish works wonderfully well together and the flavours are bold but not overwhelming. The tots were crispy and the duck was well flavoured and moist. The sauces are a perfect accompaniment. This dish is huge so you had better be hungry or have a friend to share. (Or just check that no one is watching and hoover it all on you own, I won’t tell anyone)

  

Peacemaker Burger ($8)

A handmade patty, Thai peanut butter, strawberry sriracha jam, peanuts on a brioche bun. 

This is an interesting blend of flavours. I’m not sure how the peanut butter is Thai, to me it just tasted like peanut butter, but that isn’t a bad thing. It goes well with the strawberry sriracha which is an even balance of both the strawberries and chili sauce. I appreciated that they didn’t bother to mess around with veggies on this burger since they would have just been lost in the striking flavours. 

Though the flavours are nothing I would have thought to combine on my own I think this one is a must try. 

  

Flying Togi Chicken Salad ($9)

Togarashi grilled chicken, raspberries, grilled peaches and corn served on mixed herbs and greens tossed with a ginger garlic aioli. (I had to look up what togarashi is; it’s a Japanese chili pepper seasoning) 

A great summer salad. I would normally not think of ordering a salad from a food truck but I was feeling healthy that day 😉 And so glad I did. This was light and refreshing but hit the spot and still filled me up. Yum yum! I would love to buy a bottle of that dressing! 

 

Kimchi Shrimp WontoNachos ($10)

House made kimchi, shrimp, cabbage, garlic sesame aioli and herbs loaded on top of crispy wonton “chips”. 

This dish is my personal favorite! The chips are seasoned with something I can’t quite put my finger on, it’s a mix of spicy and sweet. The shrimp are perfectly cooked and cut into smaller pieces so you can easily scoop them with the chips. The house made kimchi I was a little worried about. I’ve tried kimchi before and it’s been way to hot for me but this kimchi is spot on! A little heat at the back of your mouth but not too much which means your still diving into this dish bite after delicious bite! 

  

Banana Coconut Fritters ($7)

These are topped with coconut foam, lime juice, lime zest and icing sugar. 

Ok I didn’t actually try this due to a banana allergy but hubby had it and in his words… “mmmmm… yes these are good… mmm… I’m glad I don’t have to share with you cause I wouldn’t!” 

   
 

Well I hope you will all take advantage of the beautiful summer we are having so far and go hit up some street eats. You will be pleased at what you can find and you’ll be supporting local small businesses which is always tops in my books. 

To find where Attila the HUNgry will be or many of the other food trucks down load the Street Food app or check out the street food website
Thanks and until next time, enjoy your adventures!

Kyra 

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Pourhouse Chef VS Chef Popup

Hi food friends!

So last Thursday I went to the Pourhouse Bier Bistro for a Popup event. It was a chef VS chef showdown! The Burly Chef (@theBurlyChef) of the Pourhouse VS Chef Levi (@LeviB57) of the Attila the HUNgry food truck. Seems these 2 chefs have a friendly rivalry going on and we are the benefactors!
The event started at 6pm sharp! I made sure to book a reservation just to be sure I would get a spot.
Since this was a popup event there was a special menu for the evening. Each chef had a starter and 2 mains and the Burly Chef was also offering a desert. Trying to win points for those with a sweet tooth 😉

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Far as I could tell the winner was to be determined by who had the most dishes ordered from their menu.
I ordered from Chef Levi’s menu which was Asian fusion inspired.
I had the Sumo Salad which was mixed greens with matchstick apple and thinly sliced radishes topped with a yuzu vinaigrette dressing and crunchy pork rinds. The dressing was nice and zippy while still being balanced and the apples added a good sweetness while the pork rinds were a good crunch.

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My main was the Big Dirty Bahn Mi. Which was a Vietnamese style sandwich with Chinese style shredded brisket, slices of bbq pork, pickled cucumbers and carrots, roasted bone marrow butter and a cilantro chili aioli. Wow! This sandwich was AMAZING! I am an avid sandwich lover and this hit the mark. The brisket was so moist it saturated the bun but not to the point of it being soggy, the carrots added a good crunch and flavour from the pickling and the aioli was outstanding!

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The friends that I went with are always very generous in sharing their food for the sake of research so I also got to sample 2 other dishes. The ‘Pahk the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd’ from the Burly Chef’s menu which was a New England clam chowder that featured Yukon gold potatoes, smoked clams and was infused with whiskey and Sam Adams lager. Very tasty as well, the flavours were all well rounded and complemented each other nicely.

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The other dish I tasted was the Kimchi Shrimp WonTonachos from Chef Levi. This dish had ‘puffy’ crispy wonton chips topped with made from scratch kimchi, sautéed shrimp, shredded Asian cabbage, green onions and a garlic sesame aioli! Holy Hanna this was outstanding! I wish I had more room in my belly so I could stuff more food in my face hole! The kimchi wasn’t too spicy and the aioli calmed the bit of heat, the shrimp were perfectly cooked! I seriously considered asking if I could get a plate of these to go but decided against it since they would probably get soggy.

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2 other items were ordered at our table that I was unable to try due to allergies and they both looked good as well. The Gravy Train – an undone lasagna style beef Wellington and the Elvis in a Jar – banana, peanut butter whipped layered dessert. Which both got a lot of yummy noises from around the table.

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I found out later that night via Twitter that the Burly Chef was the champ of the night! And Chef Levi signed up for 2 more of these popups (so follow these chefs on Twitter for more details).
I can’t wait for the next one! The Burly Chef may have been the champion of the night but I think everyone who ate any of these dishes were the real winners 🙂

Thanks and until next time, enjoy your adventures!
Kyra