Showing posts from September 8, 2010

Papas Tapas!

The very worthwhile website Drink Eat Travel has this to say about Saturday Food Truck Fest participants Papas Tapas : Tapas come from the verb tapar , which means to cover in Spanish. It is also the name for Spanish appetizers and snacks. The Muccia family tell us they came up with the idea for Papas Tapas food truck after visiting the L.A. Street Food Fest back in February 2010. Papa Mike Muccia is the cook in the family and Mama Julia loves to entertain and throw parties. They already had the ingredients necessary for a successful food truck! The Muccias were determined to have their own food truck and after four months of elaborate planning, Papas Tapas finally hit the streets. “One of our more popular items is the croquetas.” Julia told us. The croquetas are balls made out of dough with ham, fried and served with garlic aioli. We also tried the La Tortilla del Calabacin con Queso de Cabra, which is an omelette with zucchini, goat cheese and parmesan cheese topped wi

Mmm, Octopus Balls!

I'm actually quite creeped out by octopi, with their flailing, tapered tentacles and that powerful beak lurking somewhere underneath that curling tangle of menacing suction cups they call legs. So surely you can imagine that for me, the idea of octopus balls has even less appeal. But then came takoyaki. No wrihting tentacles, no threatening suction cups -- just a really nice tasting Japanese style omelet! The stated goal of the owners of the Tanota Takoyaki Truck is to make this Osaka street food to become as commonly known and loved as sushi is now. According to their their mission statement, We want everyone from all over the world to actually eat and experience how awesome this “Takoyaki” thing is and spread the word to the world. They'll be spreading plenty of it around Granada Hills this Saturday, anyhoo, and I'm pretty sure this truck will be my first stop at the Food Truck Fest, because they make it sound really good: At Tanota our Takoyaki shell is based from