Foodie Friday: Marination!
A little over two years ago, a little food truck from Seattle entered Good Morning America’s Food Cart Challenge. Little did we know that the owners of that truck (Roz and Kamala) would be winning that challenge, holding the title of Best Food Cart in America.
Since then, Marination Mobile has blown up in success. So successful in fact, that they were able to open Marination Station almost a year ago in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
The space at Marination Station is conservative, with a counter to order, and bars lining a corner of storefront windows. The one wall in the dining room not taken up by windows or the counter is lined with industrial-sized refrigerators, undoubtedly holding the ingredients and sauces that go into their amazing food. Outside is a long, thin table encased in steel partitions that allow patrons to eat and drink a brewski outside on the rare occasion of a sunny day in Seattle.
The great thing about the Station is the fact that on any given day, you don’t have to track it down (unless you have a problem with directions), it has ample parking (sharing a lot with a few other stores), and they have longer hours that eliminate the need to find a truck within a short window of time.
In case you didn’t know, Marination is best described as a Korean/Hawaiian Fusion Taco truck/station. Their menu consists of tacos, sliders, a kimchi quesadilla, kimchi kalua pork fried rice (SO good!) with a few other special items.
I’ve sampled their ginger miso chicken taco, kalbi beef taco, kimchi quesadilla and kimchi kalua fried rice. It’s amazing how well these flavors go together- especially topped with Marination’s famous Nunya Sauce, which is sold at both the stations and “Big Blue”, the truck.
Let’s talk about this sauce — It’s amazing. I have yet to buy an entire jar for myself but I’m nearing doing so. Obviously, what’s all inside this magical, spicy sauce is nunya business, but I’m not asking. I’m just loving.
I highly suggest anyone in Seattle who has not yet paid a visit to Marination Mobile or Station, to do so. And I highly suggest anyone who is thinking about visiting Seattle to do so as well. We have a lot of great food here in Seattle and Marination is no exception.
There is no question in my mind that Marination is doing it’s part by paving the way for food trucks and fusion food alike in Seattle. Now do your part and eat it!
P.S. If you have a place or recipe you’d like to see featured on This One B., let me know! I’m extremely open to suggestions!
If you’d like to hear more about Marination’s story, find the station, or check out where the truck stops, you can visit their website here!