Bada Bing is a food cart located one block south of Burrard Street Skytrain Station serving Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, sliced steak with rice and poutine. Bada Bing also uses Halal meat. Check Facebook for location updates.
Picked up a couple of 6 inch Philly Cheesteak sandwiches for my daughter and I. With one can of pop, the bill came to $18 (including tax). Prices were fair for quality of product received.
The sandwich was good. Fried steak, with onion and green peppers and cheese on a 6 inch bun. I found the meat a tiny bit "wet" and would have preferred a tad less moisture. It was tasty though.
Sadly, they cannot omit the onions or the peppers (I asked for my daughter). She ended up picking out the offending vegetable matter and still enjoyed her sandwich.
My only other problem was the way the sandwich was wrapped, the melted cheese portion of one of my sandwiches stuck to the wrapper. They might try putting the cheese side down on the bread to avoid this.
There were condiments available - including BBQ sauce, ketchup, some sort of white sauce, hot sauce and pickles and hot peppers.
They also serve poutine - I will bring my son to help me review these.
Note - this food cart accepts visa and visa/debit as well as cash (which is different than most food carts, which only accept cash).
Like I said in my title - they are a great deal better than the sandwiches at Tim Hortons up the street. Worth a visit.
The best thing about Bada Bing is that it's always open. Even late at night, when all the other street carts are closed, these guys remain consistent in providing late night eats to passersby near the Burrard Skytrain station.
I tried the Philly Cheese Steak and the Animal Style Fries. Both were a little hit and a little miss. The Philly Cheese Steak had a good amount of meat to bread ratio, and the onions were good and flavorful, but there was too much sauce which made the sandwich unnecessarily heavy and detracted from the steak and cheese. Also, they put montreal steak spice on the meat. I know many people are fans of this, but to me, it just reminded me of BBQ that I can make at home - not very inventive. The hit on the fries was that they were perfectly golden, crisp and hot/fresh. Unfortunately, the cheese they put on was two large slices of processed cheese (ie. Kraft singles). And it wasn't even melted - just plopped on. The only other redeeming feature was the fried onions which was the best part.
All in all, it was definitely edible, but left a lot to be desired. Probably wouldn't go back with so many other options available.
I ordered from their yummy looking menu and was really looking forward to it. There were about three people in line including me. No pressure to perform for the boys in the truck. One guy got excited when he presented me with a philly cheesesteak. Looked so good and I could have taken a big bite out of it except for one thing. That's not what I ordered. Oops.
The guy at the till assured me that it's their best seller and I should just eat it any way. Not wanting to disappoint them, I said sure. They did give me a loonie back as compensation. The sandwich was kind of bland and really messy. That was the good part i suppose. Love messy sandwiches but only if they have the taste to match.