Nice Buns

October 20, 2011

in food truck

Ever since my “Girlfriend” co-star Joseph told me about The Bun Truck, I’ve been trying to catch them on twitter.

[ Once I even pulled up JUST as they were leaving!!! ]


Today they were in my ‘hood, with a couple other food trucks


I parked right in back of one and was the very first customer


The Bun Truck was founded by two friends who decided to quit their jobs, take a risk, and follow their true passion


The chef, James Seok, trained at the NYC Culinary Institute and worked at Morimoto’s


They serve Korean Mediterranean Food (and do private catering as well)


Owner Brian was kind enough to treat me to a sampler plate of their 3 buns: Kalbi, Dweji, and Katsu…


…plus their Tempua Onion and Duck Fat Fries


I began with the Katsu – deep fried pork, cucumbers, and cilantro with a sweet n spicy sauce


My initial plan of attack was to eat all the fried stuff and save the rest, so at first I just had a bite of all the buns – all were mind-blowingly tasty and the bao were steamed to light and fluffy perfection


Neither of the sides are Abe-friendly (they do have vegetarian options) since they’re fried in duck fat, which imparts a rich, savor-y flavor.

Old Bay seasoned onions


Garlic Rosemary shoestring potatoes


Once I polished off those delectable morsels I noticed I was trapped! The poor guy behind me was getting a ticket.


So I kept eating.

I felt really bad enjoying this delicious food while seeing his tormented face in my rearview mirror…


…by the time he and the copper drove away, I had somehow polished off the rest of the buns



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Surrogate Valentine” has made the shortlist for Gotham’s “Audience Award,” the winner of which is determined by online vote. We would LOVE to make the top 5 so please help us by voting here.

Speaking of SV, we are playing San Diego this weekend! I’ll be there for the screening (so will Abe since our short “Via Text” is playing beforehand).

AAAAND, while we’re on the subject of me + Abe + films + clicking – we’d REALLY appreciate it if you would take five seconds to “like” our movie “Geeks on Board” for the Arclight Documentary Film Festival!!!

Bun Truck on Urbanspoon


1 Emma October 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Goodness gracious almighty, I love me some buns. I am more familiar with the completely enclosed ones with pork (or bean/taro/coconut!) filling…how do these compare?

2 Lynn at The Actors Diet October 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

they’re incredible. delicious sandwiches on little pillows of softness.

3 Andrea@WellnessNotes October 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

The truck sounds awesome! The food truck scene has really taken off in San Jose, and Andy is somewhat obsessed… He would totally chase that truck all over town! :)

4 Melinda October 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I voted. Any chance of Surrogate Valentine playing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival?

5 Lynn at The Actors Diet October 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

it will be on cable VOD november 1st and netflix/itunes/DV in december!!!

6 Emily Dryden October 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Congratulations on making Gotham’s short list! That is awesome. I definitely voted.
And what a creative food truck concept! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

7 Lynn at The Actors Diet October 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for voting Emily!!!

Acting: Food: Body image:

8 caloricandcrazy October 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Now I have to try the bun truck….looks so good!

9 bob October 21, 2011 at 3:49 am

are the bun truck owners asian by any chance? totally look like the kong ba pau (braised pork bun) here in asia:

10 Lynn at The Actors Diet October 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

yum! and yup!

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