The Lobsta Truck Is THE Lobster Truck
When it comes to lobster, I’m practically an expert. Born and raised in New England, I had access to lobster 24/7. Then I moved to the west coast, and my perfect lobster world came crumbling down.
I’m thinking, “City on the water, how bad can it be?” and then I had “Pacific lobster” and was less than impressed.
Then I discovered the Lobsta Truck (that’s the way we say it back East), one of the first “upscale” gourmet food trucks that gave the entire food truck industry a run for its money.
Justin Mi is the brain-child behind the Lobsta Truck. This South Pasadena native and at the time, seafood industry worker, did a serious “lobster crawl” during a two-day vacation to Maine.
Everybody who is a true lobster connoisseur knows Maine is the only place to really experience lobster the way the sea gods intended.
They hit all the well-known lobster shacks: the Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company in South Freeport, Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Barnacle Billy’s in Ogunquit, and the most famous of them all – Red’s Eats in Wiscasset.
After waiting hours in the customary lines just as famous as the lobster they serve, the crew dined non-stop on fresh cooked Maine lobsters with drawn butter and all the fixins that those in “the know” order: fried clams, chowder, steamer clams – all washed down with homemade lemonade.
This crew played close attention to their personal favorite, and with the inspiration found at Red’s Eats, they decided to open the Lobsta Truck in Los Angeles only weeks after their Maine lobster binge.
I have been blessed with a little slice of New England through the Lobsta Truck. They have brought fresh New England lobster and special split top rolls that are only found in the east and have created the most unbelievable lobster rolls you could ever hope to find on the west coast.
I say, “If you’re going to do something, do it right,” and the Lobsta Truck does it oh so right. The lobster rolls are over-flowing with a generous serving of lobster tails and claws, and the bread is so soft that the drawn butter sweetens the bread and leaves you with an amazing meal until the last bite.Keeping it simple, the Lobsta Truck offers lobster (or crab) rolls, New England clam chowder, Cape Cod brand potato chips, and fresh squeezed lemonade…ahhhhh…just like home. And just when I’m about to pinch myself, they whip out cream-filled whoppie pies that I grew up with as a kid, and I can’t help myself; I order the last two and dare onlookers to say a damn thing!