The American Connection: Asian-fusion Food Goodness in the US

Food trucks have become a big business since its boom way back in 2008. There’s something about Asian-fusion food that just gives people something more delicious. Americans appreciate the food most of all simply because they know good food when they taste it, aside from their preference for trying out new things.

If you want to discover the best Asian food out there, here are a list of Asian-fusion food trucks and what they offer.

Nong’s Khao Man Gai

Portland, Oregon

Behind the Food Carts

The owner, Nong Poonsukwattana, arrived in the US as an immigrant back in 2003, way before the food boom. She was in a great place to ride the 2008 boom. Her Thai chicken and rice (Khao Man Gai) is a simple fare from Thailand, but it became her bread-and-butter to the big time.

Kogi BBQ

Los Angeles

Food Truck Catering

This has become a big deal since it opened up. The LA/Orange Country taco truck became a big part of everyone’s menu thanks to Roy Choi, the owner of the food truck. Taking on Asian fusion, the food truck decided their theme as a mix between Mexican and Korean spicy food.

East Side Kings

Austin, Texas

Another Asian-fusion food truck but this time, they create mixtures of Japanese and Tex-Mex food. If you’re not an omnivore, you’ve got no problem; they also cater to vegetarians as well. The ambience as you eat—they provide great music as well—is a big bonus and a draw to customers.



Seattle Food Truck Builders

This is one food truck taken from the streets of Japan itself. The BeanFish is a big food staple taken right out of the Land of the Rising Sun. The food truck’s main product is Taiyaki, a product that’s a lot like donuts, but only sprinkled with Japanese flavor.

Bian Dang

New York City

Bian Dang

Bian Dang isn’t found only in the Big Apple; they’ve grown to include food trucks in other parts of NYC as well. They bring with them a chunk of the food culture in Taipei. You can even follow them on Twitter; their best products are their pork and chicken meals, with vegetable meals also available.

Asian-fusion food trucks are just one of the many concepts available out there. Pick one out, figure out if it’s the right thing for you, then go for it! Businesses that succeed are often the ones who take the most risk.