New Asian Food Cart Pops Up in Midtown East
Guys, I found a new cart (new to midtown, and seemingly just about 6 months old) today, and it sells something I haven’t seen at a cart previously. GET EXCITED.
On my walk to the bank, I spotted this cart that seemed to be having issues of some sort as the cart was being turned around by two men on the northwest corner of 52nd and Park Avenue. When I returned, hoping to snap photos of the cart (I’d already eaten), the cart was as shown in the picture – slanted, and the men were examining it. I didn’t want to be really obvious, so I took a quick snap and headed on my way.
A quick Google shows they’ve been around since approximately September of last year, but park mostly downtown. Their online menu shows a heavy focus on ‘gua bao’ or what y’all know as the pork buns that David Chang made super famous – 5 varieties including a veggie version. Pork belly is of course there but so is Peking duck – whaaaat?
Anyone get a chance to try them today or perhaps tried them when they were parked elsewhere?
I tweeted asking if they’d be back in midtown east anytime soon, waiting to hear back. Will update once I find out!
Edited to add: According to their response to me on Twitter, they plan on returning next Tuesday – hopefully the same location. Excite!!!