Because the Food Truck, Restaurant and New Shipping Container Just Isn't Enough Mei Mei

December 28, 2015

The sibling trio has also launched a specialty food product line, starting with sauces, and Boston fans couldn't be happier (including us).

By 
Nicole Fleming
Because the Food Truck, Restaurant and New Shipping Container Just Isn't Enough Mei Mei | WGBH | Craving Boston

Mei Mei, Boston’s beloved food truck, restaurant, and now shipping container has launched a line of specialty foods, starting with bottled sauces.

As described on the website, the sauces will be available in three flavors: apple hoisin, “sweet and salty like a Chinese barbecue sauce”; cranberry sweet and sour, “bright and tangy”; and smoked maple-ginger that is “perfect for marinating steaks, drizzling on noodles, veggies, stir-fries, rice … basically everything.”

Because the Food Truck, Restaurant and New Shipping Container Just Isn't Enough Mei Mei | WGBH | Craving Boston

Mei Mei debuted on the Boston food scene in 2012 as a food truck run by a cheerful, eco-conscious sibling trio. After quickly gaining a cult following with creative Chinese-American food, environmentally friendly business practices and affordable prices, the truck won Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston award for food trucks in 2012. The siblings then launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 506 Park Drive, near the Kenmore Square and the Boston University campus. This past November, the team started serving food out of a kiosk made from a repurposed shipping container at the Innovation & Design building in the Seaport district.

Because the Food Truck, Restaurant and New Shipping Container Just Isn't Enough Mei Mei | WGBH | Craving Boston

Comfort food classics on the Mei Mei menu include the famous “Double Awesome,” a scallion pancake sandwich with two poached eggs, Vermont cheddar and homemade pesto; Kung Pao chicken dip with cheese, peanuts and crackers; a “Magical Kale Salad” with two poached eggs, feta, panko breadcrumbs and a rice wine-vinaigrette; and an ever-evolving line-up of dumplings.

The three gluten-free sauces are now available for sale, at the truck, restaurant and shipping container. The cost is $9 for a 12-ounce bottle. Online ordering will be available soon.

Mei Mei - 506 Park Drive, Boston, 857.250.4959, meimeiboston.com

Nicole Fleming writes The Girl Who Ate Boston food blog. She is a long-avowed fan of Mei Mei, which she wrote about on her blog in May, and she thinks you too will be a fan as soon as you try the food. Follow her on Twitter @GirlEatsBoston.

 

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