Continuing on the food cart binge that Rae, Yoshi, and I had a few weeks earlier, we stopped by The Re-Up BBQ. I told them this cart was famous for their pulled pork sandwiches (from what I heard and read online). I had never actually tried their pulled pork, but because it was highly reviewed and talked about, it expected it to be a for-sure-win. Oh how wrong was I.
There was only one person running the truck and she was in charge of collecting money and making the food. I wasn’t surprised that everything was pre-made because it IS a very small truck with limited cooking space. However, seeing pulled pork come out of a container didn’t really wet my appetite.
They sell only three items at this food cart, Pulled Pork sandwich, Beef Brisket sandwich, and Sweet Tea. We opted for 2 Pulled Pork sandwiches ($7.00). One for Yoshi, and one for Rae and I to share.
So, where do I begin? Let’s start on the bread. Rae, Yoshi, and I all thought the bread was tough, dry, and cold. Just warming or toasting the bread would have made a world of difference which is a shame. The pulled pork was honestly quite uninteresting. It wasn’t bad, but I have had wayyyy better pulled pork elsewhere. The pork might have tasted better if there wasn’t so much bread because it dried up all the moistness from the pulled pork and BBQ sauce when it was in my mouth.
Based on these reasons:
- did not live up to the hype of "awesome pulled pork"
- bread is too tough and dry
- located in the UBC Robson Square
- many people raved about this sandwich so my experience could have been the exception
Service Rating: N/A
Food Rating: 2/5
Overall Rating: 2/5
<-- Memphis Blues has AMAZING pulled pork!
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