The Chairman Truck

The Chairman Truck is a food truck in San Francisco that sells Asian inspired buns with different fillings. They sell both baked buns and steamed buns, with the steamed buns being about half the size of the baked ones. They move around on a daily basis, so if you want to catch them, make sure you check their website for their schedule.

Coca-Cola Braised Pork on Baked Bun

My Mom had the coca-cola braised pork on baked bun ($6.75). It is also filled with savoy cabbage and preserved yellow mustard seeds. The baked bun is drier and more bready than the steamed buns.  I prefer steamed buns more, but if you like something less doughy and more like a roll, you may like this better.

This was like an Asian inspired pulled pork sandwich. The pork was very tender and was both savoury and sweet. The savoy cabbage added a more interesting texture than regular cabbage.

Pork Belly and Crispy Cured Miso Tofu Steamed Buns

I had a pork belly ($3.75) and a crispy miso tofu bun ($3.25). The buns were warm and soft and not too thick or doughy. They were perfect for soaking up all of the sauce.

The pork belly was fatty, tender, perfection. I fall in love with anything made with pork belly. I’m not sure what the sauce was exactly, but it was savoury and delicious. It is also topped with tumeric pickled daikon and shiso, which added a fresh crunch to the bun.

The crispy miso tofu bun was also very good, but it can’t top pork belly. The tofu was firm and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. The miso flavour went well with the garlic tofu mayo and it was very flavourful.

I enjoyed everything we had from the Chairman Truck, but the pork belly was my clear favourite. The fillings were really flavourful and I liked how they had the different bun/size options, so you can either come here for a snack or a meal.

Recommendation: Yes, for great street food.

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Categories: $ (less than $10), Asian, California, Food Cart, San Francisco


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