The mystical asian foodtruck Tsuru, is a black, japanesey scaled beast that has taken a while to hit the streets. It surfaced with its cohorts (veggie patch/agape/eat art) at the MasterChef Live 2012 event at the Entertainment Quarter. It was the food I was most excited to try at the event; (I kind for forgot that agape was there) but yeah.. . see ya on the road Agape foodtruck.
kind of looks like a snake if you squint a bit. It doesn’t have any of the wow factor that veggie patch has but still cool to see.
Sampler Plate $15
Pork belly Buns. This was softly/freshly steamed and a very soft asian bun. Compared to the Momufuku Buns, these were twice the size. Very yummy with soft tender pork belly that is coated in a savoury/sweet asian glaze. Herbs added a fresh bite. I read elsewhere there is cucumber but mine I don’t think had any. I did have to eat around the dough to get to the filling so the first couple of bites was just dough.
Chicken Satay. This is good. Nice and tender with a decent peanut sauce. There wasn’t a lot of meat on my skewer though compared to the other ones I saw on the other blog on urbanspoon. A very light bite. 4 of these at $12? I don’t know about that. It made me wonder if the sampler plate had smaller portions? But the bun was the same size.
Cripsy Wings. The one miss. It was cold. and cold fried foods is never good. Had a tumericy flavour to the wing. I do wish it was a fresh out of the fryer and that the sauce was spicier. I mentioned to FSC that KFC might be better :gasp. I don’t eat at KFC often but the wings aren’t bad.
Pandan Pancake. This is like a modified version of a peanut pancake – very interesting to eat, was peanutty, gooey and had some sort of chocolate sauce inside. very tasty. Menu says there’s cheese? I didn’t taste cheese.
Really enjoyed the sampler plate that had most of the food from the tsuru food truck as a first taste. And its pretty neat that they do offer a sampler. I do however think that at a glance that the price on everything ala carte ($12) is $2 too pricey. At $12 …its $6/bun. And I’m not sure if it’s really a $6 bun. On Richard Elliot’s blog, the bun is $4.50. A 33% price increase.
The crispy wings, 5 for $12? Hmmm. There’s not that much meat on them (bones), its only 5 – so it’d be a really small portion. Its all fried food anyhow and comparatively, at KFC a box of 10 wings is $10 (I googled).
Be interesting to see how people take to Tsuru’s food truck food prices down the line. The pancake is reason enough to hunt Tsuru down though. I’d order 3 and be happy.
I went to their website. The menu is different on the road. There might have been masterchefLIVE tax on the prices.
onigiri of the day $3
satays 2 for $4. so 4 = $8