Behind BHP Petrol Station at Melawati, lies a parking lot that comes alive at night. At around 8 pm at night, different food trucks gather and you can lepak here and have dinner. We tried out one of the older trucks in the car park...
A Gastrotruck with local taste
BHP Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Great variety of dishes that suits the local taste buds.
Finding a table maybe difficult
Q Gastrotruck started back in 2012, selling Western-Asian fusion cuisine. Their ingredients are bought fresh daily with recipes that are fine tuned to suit local palates. "Local tastebuds are a little different, so I tweak recipes to suit them," Amin the chef explains. We started with one of their wraps, having to choose between chicken or beef; we opted for the darker meat. The wrap is served with their “Gastro Fries” which is a crispy finer cut version of standard fries.
Beef Wrap with Gastro Fries
The beef is stir-fried with their special gravy that coats the meat. The beef itself retains a chewy texture and the gravy is light, there to enhance the beef taste. This wrap is light as it is delicious, making it perfect for a late night snack.
Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio
Next up is the Seafood Aglio Olio, which is spaghetti mixed with sautéed garlic in olive oil and red chilli flakes. The spaghetti is cooked perfectly, still with a bite to it. The dish uses less olive oil and is a tad spicier with an abundance of chilli flakes. It is littered with squids, prawns and clams. The Seafood Aglio Olio is a perfect example of how they alter the recipe a little as locals appreciate a spicier and less oilier version of a usual Aglio Olio.
The man behind Q Gastrotruck
Q Gastro is started by the duo of Amin and Shahrul. Amin is also the cook at the truck, with an extensive experience in the F&B business of 15 years. Previously he was an executive chef at Troika Sky Dining, and armed with the experience, he decided to start his own business. He was nervous at first, wondering how his food would be received. Four years later, people are lining up even before the truck opens up for the night.
One of the oldest food trucks