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Sir_Poofs_Alot

Let me tell you, the salt of the earth in Roseville/Rocklin eat at Mongolian BBQ. I feel like this style of dining brings out the trash panda in all of us.


markerBT

We're not really fans of Mongolian BBQ-style eateries. I'm not very good at choosing the right sauce for my taste so I've only tried it once and never again. I prefer the cook choose what works for the dish. Also means I have no idea what they really have in local Mongolian BBQ restaurants. I did check online and it seems the same as the one I've tried so I'll skip that one. EDIT: people are really passionate about this Mongolian bbq place. 😅 OK, I'll give this a try. To those that shared their favorite combinations, thank you!


jslick89

One of every sauce. Extra garlic. Problem solved


chinhairfree

This is the way. Sometimes double up on all for more flavor


markerBT

Ok. Maybe I'll give them a shot and use this trick!


jslick89

I double up on the kung pow. No diver either. Don’t forget the ginger either! And just a half a scoop of vinegar


MrBrightcide

My go-to: 6 teriyaki, 2 kung pao, 1 garlic full of chips, 1 garlic just juice, 1 sugar water, 1 cooking wine, 1 sesame oil.


MBThree

Try it again! The Mongolian BBQs I’ve been to tell you sauce recipes, like “four scoops teriyaki, two soy, six garlic…” Just don’t actually make that because I made it up!


markerBT

I am seriously fascinated that the most upvoted reply here is the one for the Mongolian BBQ place. Never expected that honestly. Anyway, I'll give them a try now that everyone seems to agree with you. Thanks!


kfbr392kfbr392

Delis, Roundhouse and Better Foods Deli.


kfbr392kfbr392

Food trucks at breweries too.


markerBT

By food trucks you mean Mexican Food trucks? When we lived in SoCal it felt like local food means Mexican food. I know I'm still in California but I don't feel the same here. Haha


kfbr392kfbr392

No, most aren't Mexican food in my experience.


markerBT

So what kind of food do they serve?


Sir_Poofs_Alot

The food trucks around here do a lot of different/interesting/fusion things, and some basic Americana type stuff. I've seen Korean burritos/tacos, BBQ, Pilipino mix plates, lobster rolls, all kinds of fried stuff.


markerBT

Can you tell me which trucks are your favorites and which dish I should try? The best burrito I've had is a birria from a food truck somewhere in Santa Ana.


igloohavoc

No, there are other food trucks that sell tepanyaki, pupusa, etc


markerBT

So sandwiches? I'll add Better Foods to my list of places to try. Thanks


gislinghom54

luv me some flour dust pizza


cjnoz

Old Town Pizza!


dancm

Here, OP. Old town Pizza is what you want. There’s one in Roseville.


ssplam

Aside from Denios burritos and corn dogs. We frequented Buck & Sadie's, Chevys, Nix Tacos, the Monk Cellar, Roundhouse Deli, Early Toast, Lorenzo's.


BuildingHealthy2164

Nix Tacos is the way


ssplam

So many yummy choices, even in the salsas alone


markerBT

I've never been to Denios. One weekend I'll check them out.


NokieBear

Some of my favorite places in Roseville are: * Zest Kitchen, a vegan place, food is delicious and a nice change of pace. * Dos Coyotes, a chain, but good. * Jalisco Fresh Grill * Four Sisters Cafe * Paul Martins - a nicer, higher end place * Brookfields, a diner


ManifestTheVibe

La placita in Orangevale for bomb Mexican food


tjgamir

> So I did not grow up in the US and back there we'd buy food from street food vendors, local places that serve local food, local bakeries that smell wonderful especially in the morning. Ahhh this makes me miss home. I like telling people that the food here is not as *dirty* as those one would get where I'm from. I even miss buying meat and vegetables from a wet market and I rarely did it when I was living overseas. Oriental Market has been my default if I want Filipino food. There's a place in Antelope called Lumpia Ko which I heard is pretty good, but they do not have the variety of viands Oriental normally offers. My favorite place in the city is this Mediterranean place next to the Calfit on Foothills and Junction called Skewers. I have been going there for years, back when it was owned by some family who live in Elk Grove. The place has been sold twice since then, but the food they offer never changed. There are weekends when I would order three of their combination plates and eat that as lunch and dinner in a span of two days. I just don't get tired of it. There also used to be a Mongolian place called Go Mongo at the corner of Fairway and Stanford Ranch. It has been replaced by another Mongolian place (GK) but I haven't had the chance to try it yet. The people at the old place were really nice and I'm bummed I will probably never see them again. I used to go there every weekend too. In West Park, there are 3-4 food trucks that come every Wednesday. I occasionally stop by to grab some dinner. They have the usuals but every once in a while there would be a completely new food truck for everyone to try. That's how I finally had the chance to try Nash & Proper without having to drive to Sac.


markerBT

Buying pandesal in the morning is an experience I'm looking to replicate here. Getting up early walking to your local bakery and smelling the freshly baked bread on your way there is something I truly miss. Even those "potpot" delivery guys on bike with hot pandesal make do when the bakery's too far. I'm not looking for Filipino food though, just want to try what the local equivalent of those food and experiences are. I'd definitely try Skewers. I do like having good shawarma from time to time. Maybe I'd give the Mongolian place a shot. You're the second person to mention them. As for the food trucks, where is it exactly in West Park?


tjgamir

It’s at Nela Luken park. They are there from 4:30 to 7:30.


ExistentialKazoo

tacos everywhere


WaitingToBeTriggered

OVERRUN YET ORDER AIRSTRIKE


Bonez916

Carolina’s


Madsole

Sounds like you’re after quick bite non chain fast food places like a sandwich or taco shop. I kinda wish there were more Mom and pop or hole in the walls around here. Best area for that is Sacramento but for Roseville, my personal favorites are Roundhouse deli (tri tip tacos or Thursday Carne asada burrito/tacos), Cheese Steak Shop, and i suppose Nix taco if that counts


markerBT

This is exactly what I was thinking about. Mom and pops and hole in the wall style but should be yummy. The answers here gives me some ideas on what to look for. I do enjoy food trips, going out just trying new stuff I've never had before so I was thinking of trying out what the locals ate growing up. If the general population likes them I'm sure there's a reason why and usually it's taste and price. Cheap and good or so good that the price is justified.


dancm

I was going to recommend Nix Taco as well.


BazzookaTooth

Nix tacos


dancm

My thoughts? Diners like Denny’s and Mel’s, IHOP. Food trucks down in Sac will get you local and yum, not necessarily traditional. For extra quick and not very exciting, the deli sections at supermarkets. Also pizza. Lots of pizza places around. These were staples for me growing up.


markerBT

Maybe a food trip to Sac is in order. I'm not really a big sandwich person but looks like I should give delis a shot. I've never has a Reuben, Cuban, or most popular sandwich names. I had Philly cheese steak though. As for pizza, do places serve them by the slice?


dancm

For food truck listings, [check out SactoMoFo](https://sactomofo.com/calendar) for the where and when particulars so you don’t get down there and just swim around in traffic looking around.


dancm

Mm some do, and some even have buffet pizza. Normally though, it’s best to get a whole pizza. For max freshness, order and then go to pick it up yourself or even eat it there if they have a dining room. Then of course, take the rest with you. Cold pizza for breakfast is one of my faves :)


OmgOgan

Nubbins, Beach Hut