Mei Mei Food Truck

They’re having fun, and it shows.

The siblings and staff at Mei Mei Street Kitchen were all bright and smiley, quickly and efficiently serving the line of people waiting patiently for a rice ball, a sandwich, a dumpling. The enthusiastic service, coupled with the lovely spring weather, seemed to put everyone in a jovial mood, seemed to make the crowd anticipate the food even more eagerly.

I had a day off last week and I was in the Boylston area for lunch. As luck would have it, so was the Mei Mei truck, parked in front of the Boston Public Library. They’re yet another one of Boston’s food trucks, and they’re serving modern Chinese-American food.

I read the menu quickly and easily decided on my order: the kale salad (which may have magic powers – more on this later), the deep fried porky rice ball, and the Celtics ball, plus a crimson berry iced tea.

It was the day after the Celtics’ amazing come-back win for Game 5 against the Heat, and I felt even more compelled to order anything Celtic-related. Truth.

I’m glad I did, because the two rice balls were pretty phenomenal. They were essentially arancini – one was stuffed with tender shredded pork while the other was a spinach-and cheese version.

I opted to add a poached egg to the kale salad (kale, feta, rice wine vinaigrette, and garlic panko breadcrumbs)…

… which turned out to be a wise decision. I loved this meal in a cup (reminds me of egg in a jar, but healthier, way healthier). It was so good I think I may have actually giggled out loud.

Why I giggle at good food, I don’t know, but it was also around this time when a cute guy sat beside me and started making small talk. Within minutes he was asking me out, but within seconds I found out he was 21 years old. I politely declined the date invitation and proceeded to eat my salad – that magical kale salad which somehow transformed me into a girl who gets asked out by someone ten years younger.

It turns out kale really is a super food.

So thanks, Mei Mei peeps! Your fun (and youth) is contagious, and your food is wonderful, fresh, and truly delicious.

Check out Mei Mei by visiting their website and blog (menus updated daily), then go find them!


31 Responses to “Mei Mei Food Truck”

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    Meghan posted June 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

    The kale salad looks right up my alley. I saw this truck the other day but was in a rush to get somewhere. I will definitely have to find time to pick up some food from them!

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    Samantha Angela posted June 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Ahh that is so flattering to get asked out like that! It must have made your day.

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    Megan posted June 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Keep eating that kale. Ha ha. ;)

    The scallion pancake sandwich melts are calling my name. Definitely need to try one!

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek posted June 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Yum, this looks fabulous! I love all the food trucks we have in Boston now, it makes lunch breaks so much more fun and versatile!

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    christina posted June 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

    what a neat truck!! i want a green monster ball!

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    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves posted June 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I need some of this magical kale salad in my life!

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    Tracey posted June 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Scallion Pancake sandwich – sign me up. Everything looks so good!

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    Daisy posted June 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

    WHy couldn’t he just be 31 and not 21! too funny though. I’d love to track down this truck!

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    Michelle Collins posted June 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Haha, that’s great about the 21-year-old asking you out! This food truck sounds fantastic – I’ll have to scope it out!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted June 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    That salad with the poached egg is absolutely drool worthy. I”m thinking this is going to be the summer of the food truck for me!

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    Molly Galler posted June 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Eggs and cheddar cheese between two scallion pancakes? How could you not order that! I need to track down this truck!

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    Elizabeth posted June 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about mei mei. I want to try that kale salad.

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted June 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    That’s so crazy that you can get a salad with a poached egg at a food truck. I hope I can check it out this summer!

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    Joanne posted June 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Would it be weird for me to come to boston specifically for a food truck visit?? Cause I SO want to after seeing this!

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    Mei posted June 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi Bianca – just wanted to say thank you for your awesome writeup, the great photos and the adorable story! Makes me smile every time I read it (yeah, read it back a couple of times). May the kale salad make for ever more magical superfood stories like this one….:)

    Hope to see you again sometime!

    Mei and the MMSK crew.

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    Michelle posted June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. I don’t think it was the kale but your Asian youthful looks. ;-)

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    MelissaNibbles posted June 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    That salad looks fantastic!

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    Christa Kelso Borden posted June 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Just found your blog and can’t wait to browse around some more. But first, I must say those fried pork thingys look amazing!! YUM! I love food trucks and all their delicious creations :)
    -Mini Baker

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      Bianca Garcia posted June 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Christa, thank you for the comment. I am glad you found my blog because now I can read yours too! Looking forward to reading more on Mini Baker :)

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) posted June 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    wow that salad looks amazing, I love poached eggs. we severely lack in food trucks here in az!

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    Kailey posted June 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I can’t get over that the food came from a Truck! Looks so gourmet :)

  21. #
    Simply Life posted June 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve been loving the food trucks in Boston lately! I haven’t seen this one- good to know!

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    Taryn posted June 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I’ve never been to the Mei Mei truck!! Looks like I’m missing out – the kale salad especially looks incredible.

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    Sharon posted July 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve been dying to try Mei Mei. Must get there stat for that Kale salad. And really – is there anything better than a ball of rice, stuffed with porky goodness and deep fried?

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    Jennifer posted April 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Wow that kale salad looks amazing!

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    Rosa posted April 20, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Hmm… Its delicious kitchen that you mention your post and i never seen kale salad like this it’s awesome


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