I love Thursdays. It means the weekend is near. It is also the day one of my favorite food trucks is close enough for me to get to during my lunch hour.
When I first moved to Jacksonville I had a very hard time finding good places to eat. I was extremely spoiled in Indianapolis where the hardest part was deciding which amazing restaurant we were going to. I used Yelp a lot and tried different places that had good reviews. I was also disappointed a lot. I’m always on the lookout for delicious eats, so if you know of some in Jax, let me know!
I’m not sure what prompted it, but I just decided to go out and try a food truck one day. I took two of my coworkers with me. This quickly became a weekly occurrence and grew to over 10 people. One of the trucks I have fallen in love with is Fusion. It’s Thai, Mediterranean, and Indian cuisine “fused” together!
My favorite dish of theirs is the Drunken Noodles. I get it with chicken, medium spicy, and extra veggies. Now, when you order it medium spicy they tell you it is the equivalent of “American hot” and is that okay? Which I find funny because they didn’t always ask that so some people must’ve complained that it was too spicy.
Another menu item I frequently order is the homemade Kalamata Hummus. It’s mixed with chopped kalamata olives and a few whole ones are thrown in for good measure (and taste!) The hummus is served with pita bread. I love it because you can tell it’s homemade, it’s delicious, not too salty even with the olives, and it also helps reset your palate when you need a break from the American Hotness.
I’ve had the Chicken Tikka Masala which was also good and I would order it again. I just prefer my homemade version. They have homemade naan to go along with this dish which I think is the most traditional way to go. (You can also find a post on a garlic naan here.) Or you could also get the roti bread. They are both delicious ways to sop up the sauce.
Fusion offers beef samosas, which I had never had before. I have only ever had the potato version but I guess this is where the “fusion” comes into play. The beef was tasty but I would get just plain potato next time. Two come in an order so you can get one of each like I did and decide for yourself.
They have other menu items; some are staples and some are specials. I will review and add to this post as the opportunities arise to try new things from Fusion. Also, look for other food truck reviews coming to my website.
Drunken Noodles with Chicken = A
Chicken Tikka Masala = B
Kalamata Hummus = A
Beef Samosas = B
Potato Samosas = B+