When this food truck is open for business their sign is obscured so you may not know they are the San Juan Family Farm Food Truck.
I would have just walked by them at the Shipyards Night Market in my search for vegan eats if I hadn't seen their intriguing sign advertising a Bolivian masala. It's not like you see Bolivian food that often. Anyway, no idea if its "authentic" Bolivian food, but it turned out pretty tasty.
Organic Bolivian Coconut Masala Plate ($10 for veggie vegan) comes with coconut rice, red quinoa, red pepper, corn, peas, spinach, red cabbage, garden herbs
- Sign says $10 but when I paid for VISA it was $10.25. Hmm...
- $10 seemed a bit steep for quantity, BUT the price point was generally high at all the food trucks, so can't complain much here. Quantity in comparison with other rice dishes available seemed fair.
- Bonus points for pretty presentation.
- Bonus points for composition! Very nicely thought out with rice spread out evenly instead of one lump.
- This allows the generous amount of sauce on top to be evenly distributed over your rice so practically no mixing is required.
- The salad part of the meal is basically also mixed in, with he leaves at the very bottom.
- In contract to rice dishes where they give you a bowl of rice and toppings. Finish the top layer of rice and toppings and all you're left with is boring rice.
- Tasty! Coconutty flavour, delicious sauce.
- They ask if you want it spicy. If you do, they zap it with hot sauce. If you are serious about spicy, ask for several more zaps.
- Overall, a winning dish at the Shipyards Night Market. Fair value for your money, tasty, and not quite as commonplace as most of the other offerings.