Armed with my food truck review guidelines —
a) I have to order a truck’s signature/most popular dish.
b) the bill can’t total more than $10.
— I decided to try:
Mossie Lee’s Southern Cuisine: Tastes so good, makes you wanna kiss ya mama!
They accept Mastercard/Visa
$10 minimum credit card charge.
According to their menu, they provide “Food for the soul with your heart in mind.” And that they are “professionals from families with Down Home Southern Roots.”
Their most popular dishes:
BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich
Mac N Cheese
My order: BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich w/a side of potato salad
Total: $ 9
Keep in mind that while I do consider myself a somewhat Southern gal (with an Asian flair), I also know that Southern cuisine varies greatly from region to region. So even though I grew up in Texas, the hubs in New Orleans, my Dad’s family in South Carolina, and the hubs’ family in Mississippi, our definitions of barbeque differ. Wildly (wet. dry. don’t even get me started on North Carolina’s version).
Mossie Lee’s? They hail from Arkansas.
While I enjoyed everything, I just wished it had more… oomph.
Considering how DIVINE everything smelled coming from the truck, this surprised me. Seriously, the sandwich almost didn’t make it home in one piece.
Don’t get me wrong, the food was pretty darn tasty. The flavors just didn’t linger.
The brisket sandwich possessed so many tantalizing components: incredibly tender meat, savory fatty pieces, smokey charred bits… I kept hoping the sauce would pull it all together. Instead, it was a tad thin and lightweight (again, this could just be a regional thing).
Even the potato salad had the same effect: where I enjoyed the initial bite, only to be left wanting. Then again, everyone seems to have their own favorite version of potato salad. For instance, the way I like mine makes the hubs cringe. What? I like pickles.
Will I go back?
Yes. Because I HAVE to try the peach cobbler and the hubs has already let it be known that he’ll gladly help me dispose of the mac n cheese.
So now I’m curious. Knowing that people can be so passionate and vocal about their style of barbeque and accompanying sides, what are your preferences?