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In Which We Finally Get Around To Eating At The Bian Dang Truck

There are a few long-running food trucks in this city that have somehow managed to never be reviewed by Downtown Lunch, either because of infrequently parking down here or never tweeting their location (or doing it two hours after most people eat lunch). Bian Dang is truck that we’ve not written about, although we did check out their offshoot Fun Buns cart when it debuted last year. The truck’s been parking in the Financial District occasionally again after most trucks were unable or unwilling to come down here due to disaster recovery vehicles and equipment everywhere, coupled with a lower supply of office workers.

This is really the perfect time of year to eat some Taiwanese comfort food, so I was more than happy to pay the truck a visit when they were parked on Water St. earlier this week.

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First Look: Bian Dang Offshoot Fun Buns Starts Out Downtown

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Bian Dang truck that’s been serving up Taiwanese pork chop and fried chicken over rice since 2009 when it was called NYC Cravings. Well, just yesterday I saw on Twitter (are you following us, by the way?) that the truck had launched a cart called Fun Buns selling steamed pork buns, and only steamed pork buns. And then I happened upon the cart at the corner of Broad & Stone St. as I was looking for lunch! I took that as a sign that I should have pork buns for lunch, and it turns out they’re getting their sea legs in the Financial District.

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