The Fugu Truck does not actually serve fugu, a poisonous puffer fish that must be prepared by a licensed chef.
But the spirit of painstaking attention is reflected in Fugu Truck’s dishes. Chef and owner Bing Liu was inspired by a fugu etched on a sushi knife, while working as a sushi chef. Fugu Truck hit the streets of Boston April 1, serving pork belly buns, glass noodle salad and spring rolls made from local ingredients.
The Fugu Truck is an upcoming food truck started by a group of Asian Americans. Starting April, the Fugu Truck will be serving Asian street food reconstituted and recreated from great food memories experienced by the team members growing up in different parts of Asia.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Office of Food Initiatives held its annual Live Lottery of Food Truck Prime Sites the night of January 16 to schedule food truck businesses across 17 locations in the downtown area and neighborhoods.