I am super excited to report that East Wallingford has a delicious new food truck in the parking lot of Rancho Bravo, where the Pinky’s truck used to be. It’s called Mabel’s Kitchen & BBQ and I just brought home some samples after chatting with Auntie Mabel, as she called herself, who is a lovely, very friendly lady originally from Hong Kong.
Today’s special was BBQ chicken sliders with cole slaw on them and a choice of 3 sauces: North Carolina (which was mustard-based so it’s actually South Carolina style, for those who are into NC BBQ), Kentucky, and I can’t remember the third. They were only slightly smaller than a regular sized sandwich and they were only $3 each. Totally screaming deal. The chicken was smoked, from Washington, and delicious. The sauce came on the side.
I also ordered the Asian Honey Pork, which was served over sticky rice, slightly blackened, and coated in an intriguing and delicious blend of spices and of course honey (but it wasn’t hot-spicy). Mabel said it’s a family recipe. There is an option to get a fried egg on top – as Mabel put it, “Asians like fried egg on everything.” So I got it, and it was also fantastic. It cost $7 plus an extra dollar for the egg.
Other menu options included salmon lox on a bagel and fish & chips with an option to get sweet potato fries or regular fries. So there’s a little something for everyone.
There is a small sitting area with a couple of tables and chairs. Personally, next time I think I want to stop there and pick up lunch on my way to Floating Bridge Brewing.
I encourage folks to come out and support this great new food option!