Orlando Food Truck Bazaar debuted in March of this year. Since then, the Food Truck Revolution has hit Orlando with lightening speed, gaining in popularity to such an extent that now at the very least 3-4 times a week, one can visit these bazaars.
I chose Lake Nona Food Truck Bazaar as my very first as they had 19 food trucks attending. I do relish my variety. I was pretty impressed with the variety however ultimately for me; the true test lies in taste. We initiated our hunt by taking a stroll; making selections based primarily on uniqueness and ethnicity.
Food comatose, we were walking off our stuffiness, when my eyes fell on Mamas Fixins Soul Food Truck. How did I miss this in our round of selection? Run by the Parson’s family; Mama’s Fixins was friendly and inviting, with Ms. Parson being confident regarding the quality of her food.
Since, they weren’t going to be at the Apopka Food Truck Bazaar, hosted on November 3rd; I had to give them a try. I asked Ms. Parson to make me a plate of her favorites. She handed me a big plate, with generous portions of Fried Chicken, Creamed Corn, Collard Greens, and a bowl of Gumbo.
The first bite I took of that plate was creamed corn. OMG! That was truly orgasmic, I exclaimed to my fellow foodie. The fried chicken was super crunchy and ultra juicy. The crust was well seasoned, though personally for me a bit heavy on salt. The collard greens were tender and flavorful. For $9 bucks, that was quite a value for your money. I couldn’t help notice that even though their prices were comparable to the rest of the food trucks; their portions by far were substantial in comparison.
On to the Gumbo – fresh, flavorful, immersed with generous helpings of chicken and sausage. It was the ultimate comfort food. Now, I have tasted spicier gumbo, this one was spiced perfectly for my palate. For the more daring patrons, there are pickled peppers and hot sauce available. I also appreciated the tables provided so we can eat comfortably without being able to maneuver food with one hand.
Even though Florida is considered a Southern State, at least in Orlando, I haven’t tasted real good old southern cooking made with mamma’s tender love and care. I am pleased to recommend Mama’s Fixins Soul Food Truck to patrons like myself, who fancy soul food. They simply are the BEST at what they do!!