Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Asian Food Carts near Columbia University

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Asian Food Carts near Columbia University 

Sofrito Lovers,

I am weary of street meat, sidewalk fare, and food trucks.  It's not that I'm some foodie snob that turns his nose up at the thought of a good ol' hotdog from the corner.  It's the fact that some street food has resulted in epic bouts of diarrhea and other intestinal issues.  

Getting ill has made me cautious and distrustful of street food.  Now don't get me wrong, there are amazing food carts and trucks throughout New York City.  I've read about them and have timidly partaken of the delicious food.  It's a matter of knowing where to go.  

The article posted below from highly recommends the Asian food trucks near Columbia UniversityI've never tried any of the food from these trucks and carts, but I trust the folks implicitly; they haven't let me down yet! 

After reading the article, I find myself  intrigued by the Korean cart and Thai cart! I'm definitely making a trip down to the Harlem/Columbia University area to try some yummy food.  I'm still bringing my Pepto with me though! 

See you there!  ¡Buen Provecho!

A Tour of Columbia University’s Asian Food Carts
Eater's senior critic samples dishes from six Ivy League carts
 by Robert Sietsema, June 6, 2016

 Mid-morning every weekday, six carts (fewer on weekends) pull up just north of the main gates of Columbia University and line up on the cobbles under the leafy trees. They linger until around 8 p.m. in a parade of delectability. Four of the carts present a generally northern Chinese bill of fare — cherry picking dishes diners may recognize from Spicy Village and Xi’an Famous Foods — with a few southern Chinese and Taiwanese standards thrown in. The other two carts are Korean and Thai. Working our way from south to north along Broadway starting at 116th Street, here are the carts and some highlights of their menus.

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