Since I’ve started working in the city, my lunch choices have increased dramatically and perhaps the most exciting part of my new-found food options are the food trucks in the vicinity. With all the hype surrounding Bacon Bacon Truck as San Francisco’s first bacon truck, I was excited and also a little skeptical about the bacon-everything-menu, because this could easily be one of those too-good-to-be-true kind of things.
We arrived at the Bacon Bacon Truck 15 minutes into its lunch serving hour, wary of the long wait and the reviews about disorganization on Yelp. Barely 20 minutes into their opening hour, they announced that they had ran out of the fries with pork belly trimmings. Not because they ran out of pork belly, but because they ran out of fries! Seriously?! In spite of everything, they seem to be getting the disorganization thing under control. We ordered the pork belly sandwich with arugula, fried egg and caper aioli; bacon bouquet; chocolate covered bacon; and a root beer float.
The chocolate covered bacon tasted like the bacon and chocolate ratio was a little off; I would have preferred more bacon. The bacon bouquet was incredibly cute and delicious: perfectly cooked crispy bacon with some chives in a floral-like arrangement. The draft root beer float was good, but for the size of the cup, the price and the amount of liquid that ends up being foam, I’m not sure if I would get it again. But the most anticipated and STAR of the meal, the pork belly sandwich, was AMAZING! After my first bite, my initial thought was that it was sooooo worth the hour wait (1/2 hour to order and 1/2 hour to get the food). The spiciness from the arugula and the caper aioli was a perfect contrast to the fat from the pork belly, the fried egg was the added cherry on top, and the brioche-type sandwich bread they used was flaky and buttery. My only slight complaint is that the pork belly could have been cooked a little longer, but it was by no means a deal breaker.
Will I be visiting the Bacon Bacon Truck again in the near future? Absolutely!