I wanted to try to eat vegan from a food truck whilst visiting Boston and that’s how I learned about Momogoose‘s VEGAN-friendly menu. Momogoose Food Truck serves a healthy Asian fusion cuisine (some Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese), something you would take with you to-go or during a brief lunch hour without feeling heavy or stiff in the end. After growing up around Chinese restaurants (my mother worked in a Chinese-American restaurant industry for decades), Momogoose Food Truck’s cuisine tastes fresh, light and healthier in a way that I will not regret having these meals in my stomach. I get wee self-conscious about some greasy or heavy Chinese cuisine sometimes, but Momogoose gives me the utmost confidence to eat better. Momogoose Food Truck has several locations: Kendall Square/MIT, Government Center, South Station/Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston, MA (near Boston University campus). I only went to the Boston University Bridge location, which wasn’t busy during a weekday.
- Website: www.momogoose.com | Facebook: facebook.com/momogoose | Twitter: twitter.com/momogoose | Menu: Read Full Online Menu
- Address: Momogoose Food Truck has several locations: Kendall Square/MIT, Government Center, South Station/Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston, MA (near Boston University campus). Please go to their Twitter, Facebook or their website for calendar.
- Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm
- Vegan Notes: It isn’t a 100% vegan food truck, but they are pretty vegan-friendly with their tofu. When ordering a vegan 12″ baguette, do not request spicy mayo. There are two rice bowl options: brown rice or jasmine rice. When ordering a vegan noodle bowl, order rice noodles instead of egg noodles. The crispy and fresh rolls are vegan as well.
- Extra Notes: They have a fantastic customer service, i.e., hosting a survey for customers because they WANT YOUR input about their food truck and how to IMPROVE their service. I love that survey, and it is beneficial for them to read the customers’ input on how to improve their food truck service. The survey benefits both the customer and the food truck business.
Vegan Rice Bowl: Brown Rice, seasonal vegetables, mixed greens, fresh garnish and korean bbq tofu (choice of protein): $5.00
I usually eat Jasmine rice, but I chose brown rice for a health-conscious diet. I tend to eat more in the East Coast than the West Coast (where I reside). It costs an extra buck for “real meat”, so any tofu toppings are a better deal. The smokey, slow-marinated Korean BBQ tofu chunks were neither soggy or dry, but good. Momogoose also provides daily chili sauce condiments as well as soy sauce. For flavour and loads of heat, drizzle chili sauce & soy sauce over the tofu. It is a must to pack some of their condiments (soy sauce and chili sauce), because the rice bowl itself tastes slightly bland (which is the concept of eating healthy and light meal). I think the cilantro or green onion garnish will be a nice addition to the Korean BBQ tofu dish, or perhaps cooked bean sprouts.
Vegan Noodle Bowl: Rice noodles, mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, peanuts, vinaigrette, thai peanut tofu (choice of protein): $5.00
While ordering a noodle bowl, always order rice noodle for a vegan option. You will be asked either rice or egg noodles. For 5 bucks, you get a relatively large rice noodle bowl with mixed greens salad on the side, topped with chunky tofu in a sweet, creamy peanut sauce and seasonal vegetables.The Thai peanut sauce since it tasted too light for me. Sadly, I did not like the rice noodle very much, once it sits in the disposable lunch box, rice noodles tend to stick together. In my opinion, while being a massive “Taiwanese” noodle broth fan, I prefer rice noodles in a soup bowl. I would be open to seasoned udon or soba noodles instead of the “rice noodles.” I think the cilantro or green onion garnish will be a nice addition to any vegan dishes. Next time, I would go for the rice bowls 🙂
Vegan Rice Bowl: Brown Rice, seasonal vegetables, mixed greens, fresh garnish and seasonal Massaman Curry Tofu (choice of protein): $5.00
I remembered having a Massaman curry tofu dish in the northern Thailand, and I was happy to see that daily curry special, but I know I would not have the same dish anyway. I ordered it with brown rice. It tasted sweet and so-so, and there were plenty of potato chunks I do like. For some reason, the mixed greens salad dish slightly bothered me, I didn’t need it as mentioned above.
Vegan 12″ Baguette: sliced cucumber, julienne carrots, cilantro, jalapeno and Korean BBQ tofu (choice of protein): $5.00
When ordering a vegan 12″ baguette, do not request spicy mayo. This is probably my favourite meal at Momogoose. I love how I can carry it without relying on utensils and eat wherever I go. I do like their freshly baked baguette which wasn’t soggy or dry. The vegetables came across as lightly pickled. I prefer my julienne veggies picklish. There was no heat from the sandwich with the jalapenos in it, so we added their chili sauce condiment which was helpful, it made the Korean BBQ tofu more flavoured. I would try it again with the Korean BBQ tofu topping since I love Vietnamese sandwiches.