Friday, April 13, 2012

Hungry Rooster

Address: 733 Courtney St. (parking lot across from the library)
Phone: (250) 888-5200
Price: $5-9.50
Notes: Fantastic funky Polish fusion. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

You can find the Hungry Rooster food cart parked on Courtney in the parking lot next to Spiced Water (the former Budget Rental lot). At least... most of the time! Their website acknowledges they may be out and about for special events in Victoria and the surrounding area. They are keeping their customers up-to-date about their location and other news on Facebook and Twitter.

The menu is quite creative! Poutine with perogies on top, perogies + curry, mexican-style perogies, a perogies sandwich... I could go on but listing the entire menu seems superfluous. They do have plain perogies as well if you're a purist. The flavours in the food clearly show they are cooking from scratch, and have looked to local bakery Portofino to supply their bread.

They other exciting thing is that they are open late several nights a week (at least right now). And I mean really, really late - like 3 AM late! Perfect for your post-drinking fix of food.

April 10, 2012
Mexicanca Perogies
I am such a sucker for Mexican food, and I was curious to see how they would pull off the fusion aspect so it wasn't really a difficult decision to go for the Mex/Can/Polish dish even though everything sounded fantastic! It was really delicious! The perogies were deep-fried and crispy, which gave them that perfect flavour that only comes from fried cheese. Let me say that with more emphasis: fried cheese flavour. Yum! The fresh "truck-made" salsa was everything promised - chock full of cilantro, peppers and onion and the zing of flavours that only comes from being fresh. I also added some of their chipotle sauce on the side, and hands down this is the best hot sauce in the city! I was hungry then, and I am getting hungry now just thinking about it... but it really was incredibly delicious.

April 10, 2012
It was late in the afternoon when I visited, so I was the only customer and got to chat with the owner a bit.  She was very nice - one of those soft-spoken people who you can tell has a lot of energy and spunk. She was confident that slowly the city would change their food truck policies, and she was excited to be involved in paving the way for more to come!