Mogu is a new food truck located at Howe and Dunsmuir that sells Japanese inspired sandwiches. They have a pork, a chicken, and a vegetarian sandwich and they also sell karaage as a side dish. I went on their opening day and they already had a big line up.
I ordered a combo for $12 and selected green iced tea for my drink. I don’t normally order pop, so I was glad that they offered this as an alternative. The tea was mild in flavour and refreshing on a hot afternoon.
For my sandwich I went with the pork miso katsu sandwich. It’s made with a breaded deep fried pork cutlet and topped with red miso sauce and asian hot mustard coleslaw. The pork cutlet had a crisp coating on it that gave the sandwich a satisfying crunch. The red miso sauce and coleslaw added some contrasting flavours that made this sandwich unique and tasty.
My only issue with this sandwich was with the bun. It tasted fine, but it was really soft, which lead to the last few bites of my sandwich being soggy.
The combo also comes with a small bowl of sweet and spicy chicken karaage. The karaage was piping hot and lightly coated in a sweet chili sauce. The chicken pieces were incredibly juicy. The sauce also really livened it up and took it to a whole new level. This was the highlight of my meal and something I would definitely return for.
I enjoyed my meal at Mogu and I left completely stuffed. The combo is quite large and enough to fill up a hungry person. I like how they are putting their own spin on Japanese food and making it street food friendly and I would return to try their other sandwiches.
Yes, for a flavourful sandwich.