Mini Burger’s menu is conveniently painted on the truck. I ended up ordering a “2 Pack”—any two burgers from menu, which included three regular mini burgers and two specialty mini burgers. I ordered one of the regulars, the Cowbell, and one of the specialty burgers, the Ninja Burger. I also ordered fries and a bottled iced tea, totaling $12, which is quite pricey if you’re thinking this truck is nothing but a traditional “roach coach.”
|The Cowbell. That’s crispy onions
and jalepenos sticking out!
The Ninja Burger was even better, with its grilled Korean short ribs standing in for a beef patty, giving it a distinctive sweet taste and just the right amount of pea shoots and Asian slaw. Crispy scallions wonderfully complemented the sweet meat, and the sriracha aioli gave this unique burger a touch of heat, but not too much.
|Mini Burger Truck packages their
food to go for obvious reasons.
The fries were plentiful, flavorful, and salty, but also a bit soggy. I enjoyed an excellent bottle of iced tea, called Harney & Sons Organic Black. After this lunch, I began searching for grocery stores that carried this excellent tea; it is the best black tea I have ever tasted. Waxing on about the tea served at a burger place is tangential, I realize, but this stuff was wonderful.
On a subsequent visit, I ordered two other burgers: the OG Burger and Da Philly. Both had excellent ingredients, but they were undercooked. The only burger I have not tried is the seasonal Specialty, which is currently the Fish & Chips burger. The burger patty is fried cod, with fries as the coating. On my second visit, I tried the Sweet Potato Tater Tots and found they were much better than the regular fries.
The Mini Burger Truck is not a completely unique idea; checking out Sacramento Mobile Food, known as SactoMoFo, reveals over 15 lunch trucks or “mobile kitchens.” You can find additional information on the blog Food Truck Nerd, although it focuses on Bay Area trucks.
Of course, with a chuck wagon affair, the food is intended to be eaten at home or in one’s car. I ate next to my scooter in the parking lot, however, so the shortage of napkins was annoying. It is obviously very difficult to monitor and replenish such items, including bottled or canned drinks and accoutrements, when the staff members are located directly over these items.
|I’d be pimping this great iced tea if I minded the label.|