People may say that the gourmet food truck craze is on its way out, but I think they are wrong. There are a ton of new trucks coming out, and yes, many are knock-offs of existing trucks or concepts, but every once in awhile you find a truck that offers something unique.
If you want a different but great tasting gourmet food truck experience then I suggest you track down Jogasaki Sushi Burrito. These guys are rocking it. Let’s start with the concept, “Sushi Burrito”. Doesn’t that just sound funky? If funky means perfectly prepared spicy tuna, crab, incredible sushi rice, with your choice of light, crunchy tempura shrimp or Japanese BBQ eel, all wrapped with either rice paper or a flour tortilla, then this is funky!
Those are just a couple of the options you will find. We tried a number of items on their simple menu. To be honest, after Kim and I finished our lunch, we waited in line again to take food home for dinner. There are only a handful of trucks that we have done that with.
Here are the items we grabbed on this visit.
There are three different Jogasaki Burritos, all come with spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber and are wrapped with rice paper. After that, you have combinations of crab, BBQ eel and shrimp tempura. Number 2 is the most popular from what we can tell. I think it has to do with the combination of crab and shrimp tempura that provides a creaminess and also great crunch from the perfectly cooked shrimp.
This one had baked langostino, crab meat, avocado and cucumber along with something that tasted like peanut sauce. I chose to have this wrapped in a flour tortilla. The langostino and warm are warm in contrast to the coolness of the cucumber. The “Lobster” burrito had a ton of flavor. The flour tortilla was a nice touch. It make the burrito a little more filling than the rice paper. Both wraps work, but I suggest you stick with the tortilla on the langostino burrito unless you are counting calories.
Depending on how healthy you are, you are either thinking, wow this sounds gross or this is the coolest thing in the world! Would it surprise you that I was the latter? Very simple and incredible dish of nacho cheese Doritos topped with spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce and sesame seeds for garnish. It was reminiscent of my youth (the Doritos), with the spicy tuna adding a twist of sophistication. This was a very clever and well-thought out dish.
Tempura jalapenos stuffed with spicy tuna sliced in half and topped with eel sauce, bonito flakes and sesame seeds. It is not too spicy, but packed a big punch of flavor. The batter was light and crispy just like the way they cook the shrimp. The jalapenos were fried al dente and the spicy tuna was not overcooked. These are my new favorite “poppers”.
They have a special spicy sauce that you can buy. It is a great add to all of the burritos and the jalapeno bombs. Be careful, it is hot. We both loved it. I think it is made with the same sweet eel sauce used on the BBQ eel burrito and with what looks like a roasted serrano or jalapeno. It is both salty and sweet. Not only does it add heat but it adds another layer of flavor which enhances the burritos.
If you are looking for a creative new truck in the Los Angeles area, then Jogasaki is worth hunting down. I also want to mention that they are super friendly both in person and on Twitter. I hope they decide to get an Orange County license because we would love to see them more often.