Queen B Bol Burrito is one of the new food trucks I’ve been eager to try out. Lining up truck location and my availability isn’t always easy, but this one happened in a serendipitous location outside ETS. The line was short, which could be a result of either the time of day (mid afternoon) or the weather (grey). In consequence, as soon as I paid, the food was in my hand. No waiting here!
From its name, I hope it is obvious that Queen B Bol Burrito makes Mexican food. The day I arrived, there was a choice among pork (Porc Al Pastor), lamb/beef (Merguez and Sujuk), vegetable, and chicken (Poulet Salsa Verde). I am not sure how often they change the menu, but I picked the Poulet Salsa Verde and was served a large bowl filled with rice and vegetables, topped with the meat.
This was a winning meal of ample size that felt healthy. I’ll start with the weakest part of the bowl, because things only got tastier from there on out. I’m not a huge rice fan and I found the rice watery and a tad soft. Nonetheless, it was seasoned with cinnamon and had a beautiful yellow colour.
Things only improved from there! The salad, which consisted of lettuce, shredded carrot, and corn, was very fresh, and the marvellous pickled onions add an acidic crunch. Next to the salad was refried white(?) beans that were well-seasoned. It was thick, but not pasty, reminiscent of a daal. I saw flecks of herbs in the beans.
The crowning glory, though, was the chicken. It was succulent, tender shredded white meat. I couldn’t believe it. This was topped by a cilantro dressing that made each bite sparkle.
The entire bowl was then sprinkled with a white cheese and a thin sour cream sauce.
Overall, Queen B Bol Burrito’s Poulet Salsa Verde provided a good meal of ample size whose flavours and textures made my lunch feel ever so slightly like gourmet fast food.