We caught up with this popular, always on-the-move truck at the 30th Street Station porch, and we’re glad we did. Quite simply, Foolish Waffles is among the top food trucks we’ve sampled on this venture.
If you’re adventurous, order up the Banh Mi Waffle ($9), which is grilled pork belly with a coriander-black pepper glaze and accented with pickled red cabbage, fresh cucumbers, jalapenos and cilantro. It’s drizzled with sriracha and togarashi (seven spices) sauce. It’s all plopped down on a fresh-made Belgian waffle. There’s a lot going on here, but the combo of flavors works, and the succulent pork belly really stands out.
If you’re less adventurous, go for the Fried Chicken and Waffles ($9), a tribute to that Southern cuisine favorite. Not as daring as the Banh Mi, perhaps, but no less delicious. It’s a mix of free-range buttermilk chicken, chili honey glaze, cabbage slaw and bourbon pickled jalapenos. On a waffle, of course. The chicken was crunchy and tender, not unlike what we’ve enjoyed over the years at the great Federal Donuts.
Foolish Waffles’ owner, Robin Admana, studied at LaSalle, and then worked for a law firm in Brussels. Apparently between cases she learned to cook. We all benefit that she chose the path of waffles over torts.
This outstanding truck will be in my Food Truck Frenzy Finals on May 14 at the Valley Forge Casino. You can follow them on Twitter at @foolishwaffles.
Score – 91/100