Vij’s Railway Express Food Truck
Posted by Degan on September 6th, 2012
Indian and street food go together like peas and carrots (or maybe like samosas and chutney) so it was wonderful to see Vij’s Railway Express take to the streets in the last batch of food truck applicants. Not only do we not have very many Indian food trucks yet, but as an affiliate of Vancouver institution Vikram Vij’s Indian restaurant and a partner of Roaming Dragon, it was guaranteed to be excellent. They are frequently at the Trout Lake Farmer’s Market (as am I), so on one visit recently when I was hungry I picked up a halibut masala curry.
They are trying to focus on the different regions of India (thematically visiting railway stations) so specials may range quite drastically, but they also have a few dishes that seem tailored for take-out – cassava fries, tandoori chicken sandwiches and etc. My curry was delicious. Not saucy at all, it was a beautiful piece of halibut, seasoned and spiced, that came with sautéed peppers, green onions and some naam and rice. The naam was a bit on the dry side, so I would have preferred a bit more sauce (I’m not even going to pretend that a softer naan is possible from a truck) but the fish was beautiful and the flavours from the peppers and onions brought just the right amount of flavour.
They have all sustainable packaging, which is a nice touch. I’d like to see this be mandatory for food trucks – it wouldn’t be hard to do.