Third try’s the charm, or so the saying goes. I have been thisclose to Buttermilk Truck twice before but never got to try them due to long lines. Checking out their schedule for the week, I noticed that they were going to be in Culver City tonight from 7-10pm, which was only 10 minutes north on the freeway. I called up the Husband and let him know that we were going out to eat tonight.
We got to the truck around 8pm; I was expecting there to be a crowd given how popular Buttermilk was at the Food Fest and the Relief for Haiti event at T Lofts. Surprisingly, there was no line. There were a few people waiting around for their orders but other than that… I was cheering inside. FINALLY!!
Husband and I decided to order the chicken and waffles ($7), the breakfast sandwich with bacon and hashbrowns ($4) and two orders of the pancake bites ($5/each). Prices include tax so no need to carry odd change. The nice thing Buttermilk Truck does is if you order multiple items, they serve each item as it is ready so you don’t have to wait for everything to finish cooking to receive it.
First up was the chicken and waffles – 2 wings and a waffle. The waffle had cinnamon mixed into the batter which I could smell and a pat of butter was melted into the crevices. The flavor was nice but texture-wise, I prefer crispier waffles. Still, this was pretty tasty.
The chicken wings were fantastic. The skin was crispy and the batter had a little bit of spicy mixed it to it, giving the chicken some heat. The meat was juicy. Flavor-wise, these were on par with what I would expect from a sit-down restaurant.
Next up, the breakfast sandwich – an over-easy fried egg, cheese and applewood smoked bacon encased in a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Chicken apple sausage or torino can be substituted for the bacon.
Husband went in for the first bite and while I warned him about the runny yolk, he still managed to get it all over himself. There went my yolk… The biscuit was great – fluffy inside and not at all crumbly. Crispy bacon, nicely cooked egg, a classic yummy breakfast sandwich.
The garlic rosemary hashbrown, a $0.50 addition to the breakfast sandwich, was delicious. Garlic and rosemary can be very strong flavors but in this hashbrown, they weren’t overpowering. Texture-wise, it was like eating a giant tater tot. Well worth the 50 cents, in my opinion.
While I was finishing up my sandwich, Buttermilk announced that they had a extra mini-Brick and asked if anyone wanted it. No one went for it so I took it. Hey, free food and a chance to try another yummy item off their menu? Why not?
The mini-Brick consisted of a hashbrown topped with a fried egg topped with half a biscuit and covered in homemade chorizo gravy. This was pretty tasty but required a fork. I really enjoyed the chorizo gravy; salty (but not overly so) and meaty, this would be awesome to use in a loco moco or serve over french fries.
Our pancake bites were served up last. Husband wanted chocolate chip and I went with the red velvet which also had chocolate chips in it. Served with a side of butter, these were a sweet ending to our meal. Syrup was available near the forks and napkins.
Husband devoured most of his order before I could get a picture but I managed to stop him mid-nom on the last pancake. He really enjoyed these, apparently. He didn’t even offer me a taste…
The red velvet pancake bites were really good, though, with syrup, a little on the sweet side. Easily consumed in 2 bites, these were fluffy, moist and not too thick or thin.
Now I understand why Buttermilk had such long lines the last two times I saw them. Great food and great prices for the most part. I thought the chicken and waffles were a little bit pricy but everything else was cheap for the quality and quantity. I would eat every single one of these items again.
And according to their Twitter, they sold out of everything tonight…
Buttermilk Truck gets 4 NOMs from the Catty Critic
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