Food Truck Review: Chef Dan’s Southern ComfortAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Food Truck, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort
To be fair, I am not sure if Chef Dan’s is really a food truck since it is actually a trailer. I forgot to snap a pic, but is bright yellow and you can’t miss it. Southern Comfort can be a lot of different things, but I found their menu to slant a lot more toward New Orleans. They could easily call it Cajun, but lets not get caught up in semantics.
What I Ate: Shrimp Po’ Boy and Catfish Po Boy with two sides (Red beans and rice and fries); $8.00 each.
Everything arrived quickly and service was extremely friendly. The truck was super clean and I wasn’t worried about the stomach monkeys after this meal.
The shrimp po’ boy (above) was okay at best. I liked the breading, but the shrimp could’ve used another minute in the fryer as they were not that firm. Yes, I know the difference over overcooked/undercooked, etc. There were five decent sized shrimp and I was content after the meal, but not stuffed. They put a drizzle on top that tasted like exactly like honey mustard. My biggest problem was the bread itself. It was fresh, but it really needed to be toasted.
The catfish po’ boy suffered similar problems. I like the breading, but the sauce and lack of toasting was not my style at all. I have my reservations on if either protein was never frozen. The fish just didn’t taste fishy enough.
The red beans and rice was bland as can be. To me, it just tasted simple like red beans and nice and very little seasoning. I am not exaggerating when I say if there was seasoning on it, they need to triple the amount of what they put on my tasting. To be honest, everything needed salt except for the fries. The fries were good, but how hard is that?!
Would I Buy It Again? No. I hate to say it too. The people were so nice, but it was not my thing at all. We were at Triton and the bartender was very fond of their food. There were a decent amount of people ordering from there as well. They have a lot of items that rotate in and out of the menu including Cajun pasta, rip tips and pork chops. Just like any other review, it is all subjective, so give it a try yourself and support local food truck and restaurants.