I was soooo excited to be selected as a winner of free meals from Momogoose, a food truck stationed at City Hall Plaza, for the month of May! This is major. This is thrilling. This is yummy.
Monday May 2nd- Panang Curry with Chicken ($5.50)
I decided to go with the daily special to mark my first day of winning free meals from Momogoose. I might have skipped away from the truck, might have. My lunch and I headed back to the office so I could blog surf and enjoy the curry dish. I really enjoyed this lunch because of the quality of ingredients, flavor, and the cost (free!).The chicken was really good- not over cooked, very tender The sauce was mellow- I didn’t think it was spicy at all, but I liked the sweetness of it, and now it paired with the sriracha I added to it. Rice- I decided to go with white rice today. The rice was really good, not under or over cooked and it was not stuck together at all. Side Salad- I actually mixed this right into the meal for a play on texture for every bite.
Tuesday May 3rd- Suon Nuong (pork) baguette ($5) and spring roll ($1.50)
I met Price for lunch today. I love getting to meet Price for lunch. We work so close but rarely meet each other since we don’t always take lunch at the same time we don’t often get to meet. But we arranged meeting so that we could enjoy the nice weather and the lunch from Momogoose. I wasn’t reall hungry so I let Price decide what he wanted for lunch. It was no surprise that he would pic a baguette sandwich. Since he ate it, this is his evaulation:The bguette bread was really fresh, slighl crunch exterior with a soft doughy interior. The grilled pork was seasoned well. It was not greasy of fatty. The sandwich was dressed with vegetables, plenty of cilantro, and a little bit of mayo.
I had a spring roll which was a perfect amount of food for not being hungry for a real lunch.The spring roll was crunchy, lightl fried, full of vegetables. It liked that while it was not freshly fried it was still warm, and not greasy.
Wednesday May 4th-Bun Cha Gio ($4.50)
The moment I saw a photo of the Bun Cha Gio posted on their window I knew I would have it. I love bun dishes at Vietnamese places. Bun typically is cold rice vermicelli mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with hot barbecued pork. In my case I always get it with shrimp paste on sugar cane and with a side of spring rolls that I cut up into the noodles.The room temperature noodles were swimming in fish sauce. I love pungent, garlicy fish sauce. Three spring rolls happil sat on top of the noodles. Three warm and crunchy spring rolls that Adding in some chili sauce added some hot and sweet flavor to the plain noodles. Chili sauce went well with the intense flavors of the fish sauce.
Thursday May 5th– Thai Peanut with Tofu ($5.50)
The moment that I left the office was the moment that it started to rain. If you know me, you know I never have an umbrella handy. Such an awesome moment. So I hurried to Momogoose and I grabbed a tofu lunch to head back to the office.The tofu was coated in a Thai sweet curry and peanut sauce. The tofu was evenly coated with sauce. some pieces were slightly overcooked but overall tofu was really good. The white rice that came with the dish absorbed the sauce that coated the tofu. The dish came garnished with cilantro, and I added some chili sauce.
Friday May 6th- Viet Combo ($5.00)
Another great day in Boston, spring is very slow this year so whenever it is nice I head outside. I can’t put down Tina Fey’s Bossypants so my Kindle and I set up shop on some steps on City Hall Plaza for some reading and lunch. I was looking forward to something a bit different for lunch so I wanted to have the Viet Combo, which the had on the menu that day. I always enjoy fried fish so I was egar to give it a try.Carmelized pork shared the spotlight with the fish. The pork was in thin bit sized pieces and were really carmelized The crispy fish fillets were, thankfully, not covered in sauce, allowing them to stay crispy the entire time. The dish was a bit to saucy for my liking. The rice seemed to be a bit soupy in the amount of sauce. As usual, I topped the dish with chili sauce.
For one reason or another, I enjoyed each lunch. From fresh bites to flavorful sauces. Loads of chili sauce and cilantro made the dishes hot and tangy. I think that my favorite lunch was Wednesday’s Bun Cha Gio because it reminded me of the Bun dishes I often get at m favorite vietnamese resturants. I can’t get enough of big bowls of bun and this was a simple quick version of what I am used to.
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