Best Bites finds Southern food with an Aisian kick

Posted at: 12/06/2012 11:24 AM
Updated at: 12/06/2012 12:57 PM
By: Antoinette Antonio, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Southern food with an Asian twist is not something you can find just anywhere.

In this week's Best Bites, a food truck called The Supper Truck is serving up favorites from the deep South with a kick.

We caught up with The Supper Truck when it was parked at Talin market on Central and Louisiana, it's usual location on Wednesdays.

Chef Jessica cooked up a hot bowl of smoked gouda grits with a bourbon cream sauce plus shrimp, oyster mushrooms and bacon.

Another fan favorite is the pimiento cheese fries. The potatoes are fresh cut and topped with a cheddar, cream cheese, and jalapeno mixture.

And as for that Asian twist: a Southern fried chicken Banh Mi sandwich.

Owner Amy Black says the food ideas all start with her Southern roots and her love for unique food.

"Well, I love Asian food and I wanted to create dishes that were nice and fresh and modern something completely different and delicious that you cant get anywhere else in Albuquerque or anywhere else period," says Black.

You can catch The Supper Truck Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 4 at Talin market for a holiday food truck extravaganza.

Also, go to www.facebook.com/thesuppertruck to follow them on facebook and find out their location each day.

What other local New Mexico food should KOB feature? To send your food suggestions contact Antoinette Antonio by email at aantonio@kob.com, post on her Facebook page at facebook.com/theantoinetteantonio or send a tweet to @antoinettea.