The earliest Teamsters laid the financial groundwork of their brotherhood on tenderly constructed confections and delicate hors d'oeuvres sold to hungry labourers from the backs of their trucks. Today's Groupon brings an updated taste to that age-old tradition: for $5, you get $10 worth of pan-Asian street eats plus a basil-lychee lemonade from Roaming Dragon (a $14 total value). The dragon begins roaming September 13.
Like the bohemian air-bound reptiles of the Far East, Roaming Dragon flutters around Vancouver bringing gourmet Asian favourites to the hands and mouths of hungry locals in the simple guise of a traveling food truck. The rotating menu features classic Asian flavours with contemporary twists, such as marinated and slow-braised Korean short ribs served with veggies in taco-esque corn and nori tortillas, or the Chinese braised pork-belly sliders with pickled cucumbers, hoisin sauce, and scallions. Meat-free, lava-free options are offered daily, and prices are based on number of items ordered, starting at $6 for a single serving or $10 for two servings. Included in this deal is a fresh, tart basil-lychee lemonade, an ideal treat to balance your meal, kick-start your qi, and brighten up your stomach lining with a citrusy power-wash.
Sign up on Roaming Dragon's website or follow its Twitter to track the location of the truck and pretend-track the shifting location of your house keys. Keep your eyes peeled for the vibrantly painted red truck with a friendly, black dragon dancing across its exterior.
- Lychee Basil Lemonade ~ Cool, tart, sweet, and refreshing…Nice twist on a summertime standard. Basil is related to mint, and adding it to the mix was brilliant. – New York Street Food
- A splendid duck confit salad is chock full of pickled pineapple, fresh watermelon, aromatic herbs and salty cashews. The meat is a generous portion, shredded into crispy bits. Stir it up well for a palate popper that bounces off every taste bud imaginable. – Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail
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