Chompsky’s food van: a road trip around the world

Credit: Freya Jackson - Chompsky’s food van

Credit: Freya Jackson – Chompsky’s food van

Elisabeth Graham
Writer

If you’re looking to sample cuisine from all around the world but don’t want to break the bank to do so, look no further than Kelvin Way. You may have seen Chompsky in passing by the Kelvingrove bandstand. It’s not just the clever visuals (there’s a gnome drawn on the side of Chompsky’s brightly painted food truck), Chompsky brings a light and warmth to the West End through simple, delicious, and interesting food.

Chompsky boasts an ever-changing menu; from week to week, the type of cuisine ranges from Korean to Mexican and many other street foods from around the world. You can sample these tasty dishes for prices that won’t hurt your wallet — there’s a 10% student discount.

However, Chompsky doesn’t sacrifice flavour or intrigue for its prices. With Autumn in full swing, Chompsky had its Mexican street food available at the food truck. On the menu: jackfruit and chipotle chicken burritos and elotes en vaso (Mexican corn in a cup). If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s a fruit with flesh that can be used as a meat substitute. Prepared in a chipotle sauce, it was a bold and hearty meal for any vegetarian searching for a filling lunch. Chompsky chefs have also created a guacamole that compliments any and every dish. The elotes en vaso are a revelation. Creamy, flavourful, and piping hot, this dish hits. The chef topped off this cheesy corn dish with toasted pumpkin seeds — a twist that added a whole new level of texture and made this a perfect meal for autumn.

While it may be some time before you can sample these dishes, it is definitely worth heading down to Kelvin Way to see what magic is being cooked up in Chompsky’s van. To find out when they open for the week and see if the menu strikes your fancy, you can check out Chompsky’s twitter @chompskyfood. Be bold: try something new. You won’t regret it.