In the Weeds: Behind the wheel of LA’s only Puerto Rican food truck

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Omayra Dakis is optimistic about the holiday season and the celebrations surrounding Puerto Rico between Thanksgiving and the end of January. Dakis recommends the popular mofongo with green plantains, pork rinds, and roast pork. Photo courtesy of Triple Threat Truck

Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles. Specializing in street food, they’re known for their plantain-based mofongo and pan sobao, which translates to “massaged bread.” In this installment of “In the Weeds,” Dakis describes the culture shock of moving from Miami six years ago. Prior to COVID, educating customers on their cuisine was the challenge. With a child who is immune-compromised, she says they did some soul searching and encountered a fork in the road about keeping the truck active.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia