DucknRoll Food Truck and Catering, Chicago’s newest addition to the food truck revolution, is a concept inspired by Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, with a contemporary take on flavors from China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The truck is a moving tribute to co-owner Amy Le’s restaurateur mother who immigrated to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee and features time-tested and adored family recipes and preparations. Le was raised in her mother’s eateries, where she learned how to prepare family recipes.
After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Le had the opportunity to work under Chicago restaurateur Bing Zhou, owner of Chen’s and Koi Chinese & Sushi. Zhou is also a co-owner in DucknRoll food truck and brings his extensive experience and knowledge of authentic Chinese cooking to the truck.
Showcasing the elemental-influenced yin and yang of flavor notes common in Asian cuisines (salty, bitter, sour, spicy and sweet), Le’s sandwiches are made with a baguette holding pate or varied meats and garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables— the standout among those in this case being the 5spice Duck Roll of DucknRoll’s namesake. Other featured sandwiches on the menu include the Miso Short Rib Bánh Mì, Cantonese Pork Belly Bánh Mì, Thai Chicken Curry Bánh Mì and Miso Short Rib Bánh Mì. Menu will also include Vietnamese Iced Coffee and homemade Soybean Milk (served hot or cold). Complete menu will be available upon launch.
In many Asian cultures, duck is the main poultry served on holidays and during special occasions. It is considered a symbol of good luck. Le and Zhou hope to share this good fortune with hungry Chicagoans across the city.
DucknRoll Food Truck will be launching October 2011. Stay tuned. You can follow us on Twitter @ducknrolltruck or Like us on Facebook.com/DucknRoll for truck location and updates.
October 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm |