Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Whole Foods Truck - Kenya Crepe and Beet Tots
Location: My Food Park, 800 Highway 6 South
Date: December 23, 2013
A crepe filled with sweet potatoes (yams) collard greens, githeri, tomatoes and onions. You can get a regular crepe or vegan crepe. Githeri is a Kenyan stew of beans and maize. Greens and potatoes are often added, so the fillings of this crepe make for a pretty traditional Kenyan meal. This was my first experience with githeri, but the flavors are good, very savory for a vegan dish. the crepe was classically thin and tender, not at all rubbery like an over cooked crepe. Synopsis: A tasty introduction to something exotic.
Beet Tots - $3
When I saw these I couldn't help blurting out "they look like Christmas turds". Beets are one of the popular super foods these days. If all you've ever had are pickled beets from a jar, you'll be surprised at how mild these taste. The brilliant beet red color goes through and through. I found them tasty, but texture-wise I think they are a bit dense. They are made by finally shredding the beets. I suspect a course grind like a classic tater tot would lighten them up some. Synopsis: Don't let the look turn you off, you should try these.