ABOUT THE FOOD TRUCK
OUR SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THE FOOD TRUCK
Address: 505 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Open hours: 11 A.M to 2 P.M (Wed – Fri)
Rating: 3.75/5 ^^
“We want to set a standard of that quality for all the good truck in Vancouver”JACOB JUNG
The Frying Pan was established in 2017. Jacob Jung, the food truck owner, thinks that Korean fried chicken is the best thing in the world with a unique flavour and special technique, similar to Nashville fried chicken which was already famous in the West. Inspired by Roy Choi, he and his wife decided to operate The Frying Pan to start their Korean fast food dream with the assistance of the consulting chef Deuce Kim.
In 2020, they opened their own restaurant that was one of their big hopes.
MOMENT OF TRUTH …
THEME AND APPEARANCE
When we first witnessed the food truck at around 12 p.m, it was noticeable enough for our blurry vision that came from hunger. Although it was painted in black, it caught our seeking eyes with the bright white logo of a frying pan. We love this minimalist combination of black and white, and it gave us a clean, and perhaps a formal feeling.
Their slogan is stated on the truck “Premium street food”
THE MENU & REVIEW
Their menu is simple with 5 categories: Sandwiches, Rice Bowl, Combos, Fries, and drinks. Their food are the combination of Korean and American cuisine. They use the same kind of Fried Chicken Breast for the sandwiches and Rice Bowl. We were very excited to try out their fusion fast food.
No Heat: $13.5
Feel the Burn: $13
We tried the No Heat! Real Cheese Burger and the best seller Feel the Burn! Medium Spicy. Pickles, lettuce, onions, burger buns, and, of course, a massive crispy, juicy fried chicken piece were all included in both. The difference between these two is the sauce coated outside the chicken, “Feel the burn” also had a taste of spicy mayo sauce. The burger had a blend of flavours and the meat was incredibly soft that I did not realize I was eating a chicken breast.
Despite the fact that I expected a lot for an outstanding taste from the best-selling item of this food truck. The burger’s flavour, on the other hand, was nothing out of the norm.
Worth the price? Is a no for me 🙁
FRIED CHICKEN BREAST RICE BOWL
We were welcomed with a colourful rice bowl, although lacked a bit more garnish. We were a bit put off by the use of a fork for rice, though.
Simple and light. This dish was not heavy although it has quite a big piece of fried chicken breast. It was served with teriyaki sauce, pickled carrot and shredded lettuce, thus they balanced out the rice bowl with freshness. Rice was cooked to perfection, though quite little was given to us, it went in harmony with the fried chicken. TFP made their chicken so juicy and tender, however, it was a bit salty to my taste.
On the whole, the Fried Chicken Breast Rice Bowl was tasty, but lack that distinction in flavour that would set the dish apart from similar dishes in other businesses. Finally, for their set price of $15, it’s hard to say that this dish is worth it when it comes to the over-simplicity and small portion.
Worth the price?: Not quite
SMOKY BULGOGI FRIES
JUNKY AND JUICY! It came with bulgogi on crunchy fries, marble cheese and fresh green onions on the top, and sour cream on the side. As my first review, this food reminded me of poutine.
Overall, it was like I had only the inside of the burgers. TFP always serves freshly made, so the fries were crispy and the bulgogi had a slightly sweet taste. The fries and bulgogi and cheese really matched well together. However, fewer green onions get me bored because green onions were only a few, and the cheese and bulgogi tasted strong. If there were more green onions, the taste would be more special.
The amount of food was enough for lunch. Smoky bulgogi fries will get your stomach filled definitely, and make you happy.
Worth the price?: Kind of…?
SERVICE QUALITY & KITCHEN SANITATION
One of the staff took our orders with a bright smile. She recommended some of the best seller items for us to try.The Frying Pan’s kitchen looked clean, neat and well-lit and we received our orders quicker than a breeze
The Frying Pan did a good job at making their brand known. They have made a reputation for themselves through the story of Korean cuisine preservation. Their food and menu lacked a bit of uniqueness that should have been there to match its (kind of high) price.
Our final verdict: Good food, but not nice enough for its price.
WANNA TALK MORE ABOUT FOOD?
Every Tuesday and Thursday at A2280 Douglas College Coquitlam Campus (12.00 pm – 2.30 pm)
Let’s meet and talk !!!