After my New England lobster-quahog-clamcake-chowdafest last summer, I was more than delighted – and so were my tastebuds – to see the Lobsta Truck roll into town this past December. With recipes straight from Portland, Maine, the Lobsta truck doesn't mess around – unfortunately their prices don't either.
- buttery, tender, sweet 'n succulent, I wish it was bigger Lobsta Roll with Lettuce & Butter instead of Mayo on Split Top Toasted Roll $11
- perfect in texture, tastes like the sea, prominent clam broth New England Style Clam Chowder $3.50 cup/$6 pint
- sweet 'n sour fresh Lemonade $2.50
It's on cold days like these (so far) I wish I wasn't on my raw detox diet (ok fine, it's Day 6), so I could skip on over to the Lobsta Truck for lunch. Today, they'll be in West Hollywood at Designers Views from 12pm-2pm at the intersection of La Brea Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd. Thankfully though, I got to enjoy them before the New Year.
My first bite of the Split Top Toasted Roll instantly brought me back to Rhode Island – Flo's Clamshack to be exact. It's airy and fluffy on the inside, and Buttery crisp on the outside. The Lobsta is so divine with huge chunks and claws, and nestled in some Butter Lettuce. (Bite Advice: you'll definitely want to order the Lobsta Roll with Butter instead of Mayo, so as not to mask it's natural tender sweetness. And this one is NOT for sharing!) While my hand model was kind enough to pick up our order from the truck that December day, I so wish he got 2 instead of one. But I can understand why, since they're pretty pricey at $11 a pop! It's the quality you're paying for though, and you can taste it too.
The Clam Chowder is perfect in it's richness – not too thin or thick. However, I wish it had a little more Sweet Cream, as this one's more on the Sea Salty side. The Clams are equally as tender, and not tough in the least. I also like the fact that the Potatoes are diced into reasonable sized bites instead of huge cubes.
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