Photo by the Author: Rocoto: Peruvian Kitchen Food Truck in Tigard, Oregon.
The weekends are our time to have a food adventure. We fell in love with this Peruvian food truck last Saturday we found in a parking lot in Tigard.
If you are anything like me, you love to try new foods, and the best way to do that in the Portland area is to seek out food trucks. They often deliver big, bold flavors not seen elsewhere.
This bright red truck has so much to offer, and it was pure delight trying their offerings.
Photo by the Author: Menu on the side of the Rocoto Peruvian Kitchen Food Truck
They are located off of the busy Pacific Highway in Tigard. I love that they have lots of street signs and a big flag to signal their presence.
They opened a bit after 11 am on Saturday, and they told us they had been prepping their food since 5 am that day. I love the dedication and soul that goes into making delicious food!
A few months ago, I watched a food show talking about Asian influences in Peruvian cuisine. I had not had the chance to try Peruvian food, so I was intrigued to see what Rocoto decided to serve.
We went for a variety of dishes and drinks to make sure we tried lots of flavors.
Photo by the Author: Drink options and ordering window at the Rocoto food truck.
I noticed the care that this cart took care to create vegetarian and vegan options. This is something I appreciate as I am working on incorporating more vegetarian meals into my diet.
Photo by the Author: Savory Mushroom Sandwich from Rocoto Peruvian Kitchen.
I ordered a mushroom sandwich that comes on a fresh baguette. I love that it had sauteed red onions on it and tons of flavor. It was fun that it also had marinated french fries in it! Yummy! It had a slight Asian flair to it with soy sauce and other rich flavors. It was a very generous portion and made two meals for me. I loved how hearty this dish was!
Photo by the Author: Peruvian Fried Rice with Chicken. There were so many delicious, large chunks of chicken!
Next, we ordered Tallarin Saltado, which is a stir-fried noodle dish with bell peppers, onions, and steak. Again, the portion size was huge! This provided three meals for us. It was flavorful, and the steak was cooked perfectly, juicy, and delicious!
Photo by the Author: Tallarin Saltado with Steak, Peppers, and Onions.
After that, we decided on the Peruvian style fried rice. We opted for chicken, but you can also choose shrimp or other proteins. This was also a sizable portion and had bold flavors of ginger and soy incorporated into it.
I love the sauce that is served in small containers with some of the dishes. It is bright orange in color and has a smooth ginger flavor, and finishes with a spicy kick. I loved putting some on my mushroom sandwich.
Photo by the Author: Generous portion of chimichurri fries.
We also went for the chimichurri fries. Wow! Those really delivered on the power of herbs and garlic. The aroma of these fries in the car tempted us to eat them right when we got home. We were delighted that our son also loved them. The next day we even heated up some of the leftovers in the oven, and they were fantastic!
Unfortunately, they did not have empanadas that day, but I look forward to returning and trying them. They come with a variety of fillings, and each includes hard-boiled eggs and olives. Curiously, they are sprinkled with sugar after baking.
For drinks, we opted for Peruvian mineral water, Inca soda, and Peruvian coffee. The mineral water was not carbonated, but it had a fresh mineral taste. The Inca cola was a lot like cream soda and is a bright yellow color. The coffee was fresh and smooth, and they offered to add cream and sugar for me.
As luck would have it, yesterday my husband found out a co-worker of his loves this food cart. This co-worker has been to Peru and says that this food is 100% authentic. He loves it!
I invite you to taste a bit of Peru by visiting the Rocoto Peruvian Kitchen Food Truck! You will be glad you did!
Here is all of the information you need to visit this truck:
Rocoto Peruvian Kitchen Location: 13770 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm.
Phone Number: (503) 662-7378