Fusion Trailer Trends

August 2013

A great way to expand your food vending business is by adding another type of cuisine. This month, we'll take a look at some of the fusion trailer trucks going around Austin, TX for some inspiration!

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Fusion Trailer Trends
by Tiffany Harelik

The trailer food business is, by nature, a fusion business. It blends the best efforts of gourmet chefs with the street food medium. Yet some food trailers have taken the fusion concept a step further and created their menu with a blend of two or more culinary cultures. Here is a sampling of fusion food you can find in the mobile food scene in Austin:

The Peached Tortilla: Asian + Southern Comfort

Web: thepeachedtortilla.com

Suggested dish: Pad Thai Taco ($3) - Chicken or tofu sauteed in a traditional pad Thai sauce, bean sprouts, peanuts, lime wedge.

Story: Former attorney Eric Silverstein was born in Japan. Having traveled throughout Asia to China, Bali and Singapore, he has been exposed to different cultures and foods from an early age. At ten, he moved to Atlanta where he learned about the sultry influences of southern cuisine. When he started his food truck concept, it made sense to mingle the best of both worlds and utilize both Southern and Asian cuisine with the tortilla as his pallet. Thus, the Peached Tortilla was born.

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