Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
As you all know by now, I am firmly plugged into the NYC food truck scene. And I have to say, I’m getting rather tired of the same old food. I’d be fine if we never got another Asian taco, pizza, or lobster roll truck. But I welcome with open arms anybody who is giving us something we’ve never tried before. Especially if that is as delicious as a langos.
We have very little Hungarian food in this city and up until now, we never had anything like what this truck is serving. Evidently, langos is a very popular street food in Hungary and I guess it’s closest cousin would be the pizza.
The brand new Langos Truck changes up locations, but seems to hit under-served areas like Sunnyside, Queens and Borough Park, Brooklyn. They do make appearances in the usual business district locations and I finally found them in the Financial District. And that’s where I had my first (but not last) langos experience.
Langos is a mound of fried dough (often with potato and milk in the dough) and then covered with different toppings. I opted for the traditional langos, which is a generous helping of garlic, sharp white cheese, and lots of sour cream.
There was a nice play of crispness and soft doughy towards the center. Somehow, this mass was also completely greaseless. The dough resembled the shape of a pizza, but it tasted slightly sweet like fried dough from a street fair. The impressive toppings gave it a sour, tangy quality that was irresistible and completely savory.
I turn to street vendors to introduce me to classic international dishes, but it’s rare that a truck fully comes through. Langos Truck is a wonderful addition to the world of international street vendors in this city.
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