food truck field trip: SoCal part 4

Before I get back to the Bay Area trucks, I’ve got one last SoCal post to go. After all, what’s a true food truck trip without some sweets?

Though we were all pretty full after all of our savory samplings at the Rancho Cucamonga High School event, there’s always room for dessert.

We started with malasadas from the OG Tempura truck, which were absolutely delicious. Malasadas can be likened to donuts, but according to Wikipedia they are “a Portuguese confection, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar.” I really loved them because, while they were coated in sugar, they weren’t overly sweet and had a slight essence of beer flavor.

We also tried the apple fritters from OG Tempura, which were equally as delicious. Much like the malasadas, they weren’t too sweet, which I particularly enjoyed. As you can see with the melted whipped cream, these are a treat best enjoyed on the spot.

Finally, we decided to get a box of Paradise Cookies for the road. I have to be honest, with all of the other unique treats, I wasn’t super excited about these plain old chocolate chip cookies, but I was SO wrong.

These were some darn good cookies. Paradise Cookies bakes everything fresh on their truck, and though they were no longer warm and gooey when I had one about five hours later, it was still extremely soft and delicious. I can only imagine what they taste like fresh out of the oven.

Speaking of “fresh out of the oven,” Paradise Cookies has a pretty cool truck too. Their open concept allows customers to see exactly where and how the magic happens.

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