Fans of fusion cuisine need look no further than the big, red Bam Bam food truck.
The mobile eatery blends Mexican and Asian influences to create dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Tucson.
Its menu includes Korean tacos, burritos and kimchi quesadillas. There’s a Bam Bam Burger with barbecue beef, different cheeses, fresh pineapple, salsa and Sriracha, as well as a Kamikaze Dog, that comes with bacon, grilled onions, Sriracha and kimchi.
The fusion foods have led to a huge following for Bam Bam.
“We have customers who order the same thing every time,” said Fernando Sanchez, who owns the truck with his wife, Gabby. “But we also have customers who want to try something different and new every time.”
Fernando and Gabby are no strangers to Asian fusion. Fernando originally operated the MaFooCo Mexican-Asian food truck, which ran in Tucson for a year-and-a-half.
When MaFooCo’s partners opted to dissolve the business, Fernando decided to keep the concept going.
He saw growing potential. His inspiration was Roy Choi, who rose to fame in the Los Angeles food world as the creator of his Korean taco food truck, Kogi.
Bam Bam, which uses the same truck that housed MaFooCo, has been on the road for about six months.
Fernando said the current menu features some of the MaFooCo favorites. Fernando has increased its offerings and he is always rotating in new dishes.
“We don’t want people to get bored,” he said.
Follow the Bam Bam food truck at facebook.com/bambamtruck online.