Midtown East will soon get a new dose of Thai food, as the Rhong-Tiam Burger truck is opening a brick and mortar shop on Lexington Ave. and 39th. There’s no word yet on the menu, but by the looks of their website, it’ll be more than just Asian-inspired burgers and will focus on Thai food. So we know very little, but at least we have something new replacing Desi Shack. What do you all think? Excited?
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As reported last week, the Rhong-Tiam Supreme Burger Truck has been parking at 47th Street and Vanderbilt along with a whole bunch of other food trucks. I finally got the chance on Tuesday to stop by and check it out myself. Interestingly, the full menu painted on the side of the truck is covered up with a few printed copies of a smaller, limited menu. I’m not sure if they’re in a trial phase or if the full menu has already been scaled back, but there are still plenty of options available, including burritos, rice bowls, empanadas, and salads. Given that the truck is named after their “supreme” burgers, I figured that ordering a burger was the way to go.
A little over a month ago, Brian got a taste of the new Rhong-Tiam Supreme Burger Truck at Village Voice’s Choice Streets festival. Since then, the Asian fusion/burger truck has mostly been hanging out in the Flatiron District… that is, until now! I spotted the truck at 47th Street and Vanderbilt during my lunch yesterday, but it was already around 3pm at that point and the truck had closed shop. It’s not really clear if they’re going to be parking around these parts for good or not, as neither the Rhong-Tiam website or the Rhong-Tiam Twitter mentions anything about the truck being in midtown. Did anyone get a chance to try it yesterday?
Village Voice gathered over 20 trucks on the pier of the Intrepid last night for Choice Streets and those lucky enough to have a ticket got to sample some of the goods. This year, lines proved to be a big problem. One of the reasons for the huge lines might have been the absence of some originaly scheduled food trucks. Four trucks that were on the program (Gorilla Cheese, The Squeeze, Phil’s Steaks, and the Jersey-based French Quarter) were missing in action. There was still lots of food to go around…