Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our “Best of 2012” issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
UPDATE: The food truck has been identified as A Pou’s Taste.
Dish #5 comes from an unidentifiable food cart around the corner from The Village Voice office.
Because I can’t read Chinese, I asked the dude behind the window at this food cart found right on Astor Place for the vender’s name as I ordered some potstickers. “Uh, I don’t actually know,” he said, a bit sheepishly. He continued, “The owner is Chinese, and I just work here.” I asked him what name I should give people if I want to recommend it, and got more stutters. “Uh, a Chinese food cart?” Oh, okay. Thanks buddy!
Anyway, this apparently nameless place actually makes some pretty freaking delicious potstickers. For a couple of bucks, you get five little treats fit for a perfect little lunch. The skin is spongy and thin, and filled to the max with pork. Be sure to grab a package of their chili sauce, too. Just be careful, or you’ll end up making trip after trip to the water cooler trying to put out the fire.