I first heard about Get Toasted Truck when a dear friend, Geri aka @PrincessGourmet, tweeted this…
Crab? I’m there. I mean I love seafood and real crab out of the shell? Even better. So i thought I should make it a point to give them a try. So i did. Verdict? I love love love their food.
Get Toasted Truck in Granada Hills
So before anything else, let me share some photos. Let me introduce to you Get Toasted Truck. Design wise, the truck’s base color is black with a cartoon rendition of the owners on the truck.
Also if you look closely, somewhere in the truck there is an cool image of the owners’ nationality, mash-up style.
Get Toasted Truck's menu
I love the big blackboard, somehow it makes the experience more personal.
Lechon with Sweet Potato Tots
Can you see how fat this sandwich is? This sandwich is totally a winner. The pulled pork/lechon is super tasty, well seasoned and the pickled onion, cucumber, cilantro together with the spiced aioli add a freshness factor. The sweet potato tater tots has a crunchy exterior and a smooth interior. The sweetness is perfectly balanced and paired with the accompanying wasabi aioli.
Grilled Cheese with Pork Belly
J opted for the Grilled Cheese with monterey jack, cotija, cheddar and cheese whiz and for $2 more you can add any of the meats. To make the sandwich filling I ordered it with good old pork belly. You got a killer cheese combo plus pork belly, makes it a very delicious sandwich.
L-R: Curry Chicken, Mushroom, Carnitas Salbute
L-R: Short Rib, Spicy Chorizo, Pork Belly Salbute
The salbute’s are yucatan mini tostadas topped with your choice of meat with roasted tomato salsa, pickled onion and cilantro. They are $2.50 each or you can get 3 salbutes plus a sweet tea for $7. The several times I’ve been to the Get Toasted Truck, I must’ve tried everything already, well, except for the elusive Bicol Express Salbute. I’m not giving up on that though. I will try it one of these days. Now, with the ones that I’ve tried. Among the ones that are regularly on the menu my favorite has to be the carnitas and mushroom. And the mushroom is special because it’s not the usual vegetarian choice. The addition of the salsa and cilantro adds a refreshing bite to the dish and the pickled onions offer a nice counterbalance to the richness of the proteins (the “meats”).
is it bad to steal your kid's Blue Crab Salbute frm @GetToastedTruck ? It's that good.
Once in a while the Blue Crab Salbute pops up on their specials and I got lucky enough to have had them. They are just sinfully delicious. I mean, REAL crab meat! All I can say is if it’s on the menu, it’s a MUST TRY.
Sweet Tea a la Get Toasted
Another MUST TRY is the Sweet Tea. It’s not the sweet tea of the south but more like the iced tea that’s found in the Philippines. It is super light and refreshing, perfect after a bite of the salbute or any of the sandwiches.
In my eyes, Chef Manny and John could do no wrong when it comes to serving up super tasty food. And it makes me happy to see my kids’ face light up on the mention of Get Toasted.
They should definitely be in everybody’s must try list and once you’ve had them, they deserve a spot on everybody’s favorites list. They are on mine :)
Get Toasted Truck