60 Second Review: Aroy-D Thai Truck
Aroy-D Thai Truck in Hoboken: Good
Even though the folks at Hoboken City Hall absolutely hate lunch trucks, and wished they never existed – some brave entrepreneurs forge ahead and still try to make a living here in the Mile Square (as difficult as it may be).
One such place is the Aroy-D Thai Elephant Food Truck.
Aroy-D is a reliable pit stop for Hoboken Thai food lovers
Here are your 60 second review of the Aroy-D Thai Lunch Truck:
- Spicy Basil Chicken: I ordered this without rice since I’m living the low carb life here in Hoboken. I also ordered it “triple-dog-dare” spicy. They asked me several times if “I’m sure” I wanted it that hot. Of course! Well this was a traditional Thai dish with sauteed chicken, and the usual vegetable suspects. What made this hot was basically fresh red pepper flakes. Yes it was hot, and the flavor of the dish was satisfying enough. Didn’t burn my mouth off, but perhaps not ordering it triple-dare next time I might be able to more accurately taste the spices. Overall, good.
- Chicken Pad Thai: This is another staple at Thai restaurants – and I gave it to my girlfriend to eat. The verdict? I tasted one forkful of it – and found that it was satisfactory. What could have improved was that it was a bit light on actual chicken, and the peanut flavoring is much less than other places I’ve tried. Conversely, the person that actually ate the dish enjoyed it tremendously for exactly those reasons (she doesn’t like too much peanut taste.)
- Value: The prices were about in line of what brick & mortar place would charge ($8 per entree). They should have probably knocked a bit off my order since I didn’t have the rice, but I’m just being a stickler.
In conclusion – I will definitely be back to try other dishes at Aroy-D. I hope that they make improvements here and there to become a better alternative to the other Thai restaurants in Hoboken. Since they don’t deliver – they need to stand out significantly to gain viability and new customers in this town. Otherwise, they run the risk of relying more on just the “walk-by” customers who happen to be hungry – and less on loyal repeat clients.
Either way, good luck Elephant Truck!