Food truck had been around for so many years, but in Kuching, we only have a few of these food trucks. Here are the most known food trucks in Kuching.
- Hungry Dino
Hungry Dino is famous for their signature Pulled Beef Sandwich and Salted Egg Yolk Croissant. They usually parked at Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho between 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, but recently, they also parked at Kai Joo Lane on every Friday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The other famous dishes are Chicken Thigh Sandwich, Grilled Cheese and Classic Aglio Olio with six choices of add-ons such as beef bacon, smoked, pulled beef, grilled chicken, smoked duck, and pepperoni. Their sandwich can be found in 2 types of baguette: normal or charcoal baguette.
- NOMS On Street
This food truck usually parked at Jalan Song, in front of Starbucks. Sometimes, they also parked at Jalan Tun Jugah, not far from Petronas. Their operating hour differs each day, but you can just check their Facebook page to find out more about their location for the day and their opening time. NOMS on Street is famous for their signature Mamamia, Big & Hawt, Beefed Out Burger, Grilled Mac and Cheese (Chic and Beef Bacon) and Clingy Wings.
- The Food Chow
Based on the menu, this food truck mainly serves Mexican food. Their signature dishes are Soft Taco (with your choice of Grilled Chicken, Chilli Con Carne Beef or Grilled Halibut Fish), Pumpkin and Guacamole Salad, Avocado Fries and Sweet Nachos with Banana Cream and Nutella Sauce. There usually parked at Song Plaza at Brighton Square, near Secret Recipe from Tuesday till Sunday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. They are closed on Mondays.
- Kuching Food Kartel
They go by the slogan “The Best Charchoal Bun Burger in Kuching”. They do not have fixed location; though you can easily find out about their location in their Facebook page. They have 2 trucks, pink and yellow truck. Based on their past locations, they were mostly at Kuching Waterfront and Matang Hub. Their grilled burgers come in 6 types which are differentiate by their sauce or gravy; Burgerlap (chilli sauce with half cheese slice), Dark Raider (steak gravy & mayonnaise), Hot Attack (homemade sambal and mayonnaise), Cheesy Scene (jalapeno cheesy spread and mayonnaise), Hot Shot (homemade chilli and mayonnaise) and Smooth Creamynal (cheddar cheese sauce and mayonnaise). All burgers are sold at RM6.00 per burger, unless you are going to add-on extra cheese, pineapple, patty or gravy.
- Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa
While all the others mainly served burgers and other fast food, as the name suggest, this food truck sells nasi lemak. You can add-on toppings such as sambal sotong, ayam goreng berempah, daging goreng, daging rendang, ayam rendang, ayam merah, paru goreng, begedil (deep fried potato patty) or tempe (slightly fermented soybeans patty). They also sell drinks and ala-carte menu which includes beef burger, chicken burger, fries, mee goreng, nasi goreng and more. They can be found near Giant Tabuan or at Jalan Tun Jugah, depending on their schedule for the day.
The best thing about food trucks is that they are mobile. They can provide catering service for events and small occasions since they can easily set up their booth. Just recently, all food trucks in Kuching as listed above had a first ever Kuching Food Truck Gathering on 11 Sept 2016 at Jalan Tun Jugah. Hundreds of people went to the gathering and tried different type of food that they offered. Even though it was a onetime event, nowadays some of the food truck can be found opening their truck side by side.