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The brisket fusion food from La Gueras food truck was pretty dang good

A Doritos bag has sour cream and taco ingredients beside a black container of fried rice topped with green onions. Beside both is a white paper napkin, white plastic fork and spoon, Frank's hot sauce, Crystal hot sauce, and soy sauce packet.
Walking taco and brisket fried rice from La Gueras Kitchen food truck; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

This weekend, my husband and I had a casual date at Triptych in Savoy, and the food truck that night was La Gueras Kitchen. That truck opened last summer, and I’ve been wanting to try the red trailer’s fusion food. La Gueras’ menu offers egg rolls stuffed with brisket, crab rangoon nachos, crabby fries, and brisket walking tacos in addition to straight-up crab rangoons, brisket sandwiches, veggie egg rolls, and regular fries.

The brisket fried rice from La Gueras Kitchen food truck.
Brisket fried rice from La Gueras Kitchen food truck; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

I ordered the brisket fried rice ($11.95), fried rice with brisket, scrambled egg, and cooked onions topped with chopped green onions, served with a fork. This fusion dish slapped. The usual suspects of egg and onion worked well with fried rice, and so the fusion addition of brisket was the star. La Gueras’ brisket was bacon-esque in that it was smoky and chewy. Cut bite-sized, the thick slices of brisket didn’t overwhelm the fried rice but instead added a yummy barbecue twist.

A walking taco with sour cream, chopped iceberg lettuce, tomato, brisket, and red Doritos chips inside a Doritos snack-sized bag inside of a clear clamshell takeout container on a silver table by a window.
Walking taco from La Gueras Kitchen food truck; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

My husband picked the brisket walking taco ($8.95), served with a spoon. This dish also had brisket but instead of being mixed up in fried rice, the brisket was in a Doritos bag with lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream, and cheese. We’ve eaten walking tacos before, but this was the first time the bag opened sideways, and that was smart because it made a nice bowl. The bag corralled the taco toppings nicely, so nothing was missed. A great street food option, the walking taco had to be eaten quickly. Though the sour cream softened the chips and the bag kept the heat in, steaming everything a little bit, my husband still enjoyed it.

A black container of fried rice from La Gueras Kitchen food truck inside Triptych's taproom in Savoy.
Brisket fried rice from La Gueras Kitchen food truck; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

If I saw La Gueras truck somewhere, I would definitely order the brisket fried rice again. I’m also curious about the crab rangoon fusion dish of crabby fries (fries with crab meat, sweet and sour sauce, cream cheese, and green onions).

A red trailer called La Gueras Kitchen parked outside of a brewery offering dinner.
Alyssa Buckley

For where and when to find it, follow the food truck on Facebook.

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