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DIY Kimchi Recipe

Aside from judging pickles and standing in line for hours at various street food vendors at last year’s Bay Area Eat Real Fest, I also attended the adjunct Eat Real Lit Fest. It featured a wide range of brainy foodies alternately reading from their works or extemporizing on the topic of street food and other burgeoning trends.

One of the highlights was local chef Richie Nakano. Cribbing from his notes and brandishing his inked arms, he regaled the audience with the saga of how he left a stable kitchen gig to launch his own street food business, Hapa Ramen. On opening day, exhausted from an all-night noodle-making session, faced with missing valves and other logistical problems, Richie was exasperated. But he persevered and went on to become one of the hottest street vendors in the city of San Francisco, as well as one of my more regular lunch treats on market days at the Ferry Building.

Richie’s ramen is worth the trip, for sure, but should you find yourself at his booth, don’t forget to order the extra carton of kimchi and pickles for just a buck more. Richie uses seasonal veggies for the pickles, which rest on a bed of salty-spicy kimchi.

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A Day in the Life of a Food Truck

Oleg of Schnitzel & Things.

Schnitzel & Things' owner and founder, Oleg Voss.

Restaurants on wheels have been cooking up some of the country’s most exotic food, and we weren’t about to miss out. From gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in Los Angeles to out of this world Austrian cuisine in New York, we’re hitting the road to get our hands on some of the best eats from around the streets. Come along for the ride when the all new show Eat St. premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

But since life on the streets ain’t no walk in the park, we made sure to check in with one of tonight’s featured food trucks to learn a bit more. Oleg Voss of NYC’s Schnitzel & Things gave us the low down on what it’s like to spend a day in the life of a food truck.

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Watching: A Trio of Food Trucks

Food Truck Revolution on Cooking Channel

Food Truck Revolution on Cooking Channel

There are three major food trucks rolling your way any moment so we’ll keep this as simple as possible.  Keep reading — there may still be free ice cream involved…

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