Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Giant Takoyaki, Cold Ramen and Sushi Cones Make For Excellent Trailer Food!

I was afraid that it was too late to post about this delicious outdoor food stand experience but I just checked their website and they've moved to an indoor location for now! Bakudanyaki Tenku, to my knowledge, is a group of traveling food carts (in Richmond) that offer fantastic little meals to their valued customers who follow them around. On this summer day, my pals and I found them in a parking lot behind the River Rock Casino on Charles Street. Highly recommended by my cousin JV and friend TC, I decided to persuade my friends to come along for the ride!

We started off at a 'create-your-own-sushi-cone' stand where I dreamt up a concoction of gyoza, cheddar cheese and cucumber sushi. Although the combination may be a turn off to some, let me tell you, it did not disappoint! In fact, it was deeeeeeeeeeelish! Look at the cute and hilarious menu below. :)

Next up, we went for their infamous giant takoyaki balls that were literally the size of the palm of one hand. Served in a mini take-out box and loaded with seafood on the inside and bonito flakes on the outside, this doughy ball of goodness is a must try!! I have yet to try the other flavors ... has anyone tried the "Special".? LOL.

And lastly we devoured their 'cold ramen noodle salad' which was their only offering on this hot, hot July day. I was a bit skeptical at first since I usually prefer my ramen to be piping hot but this dish was super refreshing with a tasty sauce and lots of fixins'! It was by far my favorite thing.

My friends and I did a few rounds as we came her for dinner and it was a really fun and unique experience for us. I would definitely recommend all you foodies out there to give it a whirl!


  1. Finally you posted about the takoyaki that I love! We must go to the indoor version soon - yum! Thank you for introducing me to this!

  2. Yes I know, took me long enough! So glad you came with us this day, despite the your distraught morning! Let's go sometime in January. I love trying new places with you! :)