Soho Road Naan Kebab
Finally, Vancouver has become a food cart city. Why not? We have an amazing food scene here, but up until last year, the City wasn’t granting licenses to any food cart that wasn’t serving hot dogs or ice cream. Now, the food cart scene here in Vangroovy is a going concern, with everything from tacos to juice to bar-b-que to Asian to Indian.
I met Sarb Mund, who runs the Soho Road Nann Kebab cart, last fall while I was doing the publicity for Vancouver Celebrates Diwali. One bite of his food, and I was hooked. Even Chef Dale McKay agrees with me!
I’m starting up a new segment here at CbL: food vlogs (or “flogging” if you like :-)). I thought it would be really fun to grab one of my food-savvy gal pals and do a tour of a bunch of the different food trucks in Van, armed with my trusty video camera. I asked Sarb if he could by my first (!) and he said yes.
I gotta tell you, I think the success of Soho Road rests on the shoulders of its owner. Go there any day and you’ll see what I mean. Sarb is personable, friendly, and he really loves what he does. He has a background as an accountant, and that has factored heavily into the success of his business, because he gets the business, although he confesses he never really fit in as an accountant.
The truck is tricked out with a tandoor, a cylindrical oven that cooks at a very high temperature. For the meat, this insures that it gets a good sear on the outside, making it juicy inside. For the naan, it means beautiful, soft, pillowy warm goodness. All his chicken is marinated for at least 24 hours, and everything is made fresh to order.
So, without further ado, Pam & Bex’s Big Food Truck Adventure #1: Soho Road Naan Kebab!