Let me cut straight to the chase here: I haven’t been this disappointed in a meal in a long time.
A couple of weekends ago we took a long walk into town to check out the organic fair ECO NOW in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. By the time we got there I was definitely in need of food and was thrilled to see the new vegan food truck Vegan Schmegan was there. I’d been eager to try it ever since I first saw it roll past me in town a couple of months ago.
As hungry as I was, I wanted something really tasty to eat. Vegan Schmegan have been pushing their Eggplant King Sandwich pretty good on their Facebook page so I opted for that and was soon handed a pita bread filled with a mix of organic vegetable slaw (red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, imported Lebanese pickles, lemon juice and olive oil) and deep fried eggplant topped off with a tahini sauce (all vegan). It looked delicious. I had high hopes.
Planting myself on a bench nearby I attempted to take a bite but quickly realised eating this thing was going to be something of a mission. The pita bread was falling completely apart from the watery vegetable slaw, so much so that it came pouring out of the paper wrapping like a marching band and dripped all over my pants. Sigh. I tried to go at it with a fork but the whole thing was so sloppy I don’t know what kind of utensil would have been able to salvage it. I could possibly have forgiven the poor composition had the thing actually tasted good, but the watery vegetables were very bland and did nothing to satisfy my taste buds.
The frustration of actually trying to eat the soupy mess of a sandwich and the lacking taste were such a disappointment that I gave up after about five mushy bites. This of course put me in an awful hangry mood all the walk home (sorry Tom). I blame the Eggplant King Sandwich.
Edited: corrected ingredients.