>I attended the Go Go Gourmet charity event where four food trucks were featured, one of which was Louks. I’d heard a lot of things about Louks although now, come to think of it, it wasn’t anything specific, just that there was a Greek food truck roaming around Orange County. I’d been meaning to try them out, even followed them on twitter.com but then never had the opportunity to hit them up until now. I was really excited too with my fellow foodie and blogger friend in tow…. we both ordered a gyro — a chicken and a beef. We waited anxiously for our food and when it was ready, we quickly went to over to a table, opened it up, took a few photos and I wondered out loud why there were fries in my gyro, and then …. I took a bite of my chicken gyro and she took a bite of her beef gyro and we both looked at each other in puzzlement. Was this what we had waited ALL this time to try? This was it? This was the Louks gyro? I mean seriously?????
I opened up my gyro for inspection — there were a few slivers of red onions, barely visible tomatoes hidden beneath the behemoth mound of chicken — or what was touted as chicken — and a measly drizzle of tzatziki sauce. The chicken had a strange spongey texture which reminded me of the fake gluten meats that Asian vegetarian restaurants like to rock — the ‘mock’ meats if you will. There was nothing that shouted chicken to me. It was tasteless and texturally just wrong!
The beef gyro was just a tad better but not by much! The texture again was weird! It didn’t taste like beef to me. The only marginal redeeming factor of this was that I could taste the spices, but when you’re chewing on something that is undecipherable it begs the question then — what in the hell am I eating? Okay I understand that perhaps cooking on a spit on a food truck isn’t a feasible feat — I get that! But then the meat that goes into a gyro is traditionally cooked on that spit and sliced off when you order a gyro. I don’t know what the hell it was that was in my gyro. I’ve eaten gyros on four continents and never once have I tasted anything as foul as this!
Luckily there were other trucks at this event with food, otherwise I would’ve starved! I took two bites — the second to make sure I was correct about the first and then wrapped it up and threw it in the bin.
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