S.A.W asked me the other day if I have ever bought a VANEATS pass, so I dedicate this post to her LOL. Anyways, this is my first time purchasing a VANEATS dining pass. Since I don’t have a credit card, it limits my online purchasing ability, including purchasing other VANEATS passes.
Guanaco serves up Salvadoran cuisine, a cuisine I have never tried before so I was excited to try it. Their brightly coloured red truck is located infront of H-Mart on Seymour and Robson.
The pass included:
- Pasteles– deep fried maize pocket stuffed with beef/chicken, cheese and vegetable
- Yuca Frita- deep fried cassava root
- Pupusas– (I went for chicken) seasoned chicken with vegetables, cheese and savoury refried black beans
- Curtido– pickled slaw
I enjoyed the yuca frita, they were crunchy on the outside and starchy on the inside, but I wish they gave more. The slaw was tangy and refreshing, it went well with the other heavier foods. At first I thought they gave me the wrong pupusas because I could not taste nor see any chicken, but it was indeed a chicken pupusas. The pupusas contained a small amount of finely shredded chicken that was barely detectable (to me). I don’t remember what I thought of the pasteles except it was very cheesy.
It also came with a choice of 3 drinks and I went for the horchata– traditional beverage made of morro seeds, ground cocoa, cinnamon, sesame seeds, nutmeg, tigernuts and vanilla. I found it very gritty, but taste wise it wasn’t as sweet as other horchata’s I’ve had.
As you can tell, I am horrible at blogging about food because I don’t take notes but at least I have pictures to make up for that right? Since I am not very familiar with Salvadoran food, I will say that I had a pleasant first experience but probably won’t return due to the abundance of other food trucks in Vancouver.
I will also add that there is no seating nearby, so I recommend you walking to Central library and eating it there like I did.