THE SOMETIMES-TIRESOME ASIAN FUSION CONCEPT GETS INTERESTING AGAIN WITH SOURSOP
KIMYA KAVEHKAR | April 28, 2017
Blending flavors from Southeast Asian cuisines, Soursop takes fusion food from hackneyed to exciting. Parked permanently at St. Elmo Brewing Company, the truck is helmed by Teddy Bricker, formerly of East Side King and La Condesa. The patio setting is cute and comfortable with painted picnic tables and fairy lights.
Grab a beer from the brewery (I tried raspberry sour Rosa), and head outside to order. One standout dish is the panang eggplant—even those who are weary of the nightshade’s texture will dig the creamy bits smothered in a sweet-ish curry topped by peanuts, Thai basil, and crisped chilies. A panang-esque curry also accompanied the divine roti as a dip. (P.S. They do off-the-menu roti-wrapped tacos every Tuesday.)
I’m partial to the insanely spicy and savory version of panang found at Thai Kun, but this one is quite a bit sweeter than that. The pho-tine is a play on the Canadian classic done with beef, Korean rice cakes, herbs, and the pho gravy artfully poured by your server. The Korean rice cakes were meant to stand in for cheese curds, but I missed the creaminess and salty flavor you get from the dairy product in this otherwise mouthwatering dish.
While it may be a challenge to keep up with which new food trucks are actually worth trying, go ahead and move Soursop to the top of that list.
440 E. St. Elmo Road, Bldg. G-2, (512) 522-7710, soursopaustin.com