Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Tandoori Wrapper's Delight

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

click to enlarge LOU BUSTAMANTE
  • Lou Bustamante
Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.

The Truck: Tandoori Chicken USA

The Cuisine: Indian-style tandoori sandwiches

Specialty Items: Paneer or tandoori chicken sandwich

Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunchtime, it was a total 8 minutes from the end of the line to food in hand.

I was already a fan of North India-style grilling, so it took little more than the Tandoori Chicken USA truck's art -- a cartoon chicken riding in a flame-throwing tandoori oven hot rod -- to lure me in. The $10 combo special that included a fat sandwich, fries, and drink pushed us into the line to order. The hunger for a deal is often as great as our appetite.

See Also:

- Building a Meal with the Deconstructed Samosa

- Bacon Burger at Bacon Bacon

- Kickin' It Old World

The menu is short and focused: items come with a few fried fish items, a rotating special, and the sandwiches that come wrapped in a naan bread, dosed with a mint and tamarind chutney. I opted for the namesake chicken tandoori sandwich ($8), which was surprisingly light and flavorful, with large chunks of juicy breast meat colored a bright pink hue. The fries were good if a little soggy, but the dusting of salt, black pepper, and dried chile redeemed them, and the accompanying thin, mint chutney made them hard to stop eating.

On a warm day with a can of Kern's Mango Nectar, it's a great midday feast at a value that's hard to henpeck.

Follow @thevillagedrunk

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"