Are you looking for someplace new to dine outside of your “usual” spots? Look no further than Wok N Roll Food Truck, an Asian-fusion mobile restaurant owned and operated by North Olmsted residents Matt and Tricia McCune! For the couple, this endeavor was a match in culinary heaven from the beginning: “We’ve been cooking together for a long time. I met Matt at my first job out of high school. I was a vegetarian working at KFC. We used to make mashed potatoes together and he would purposely drop big globs of them onto my shoes because he thought I was cute. That was way back in 1999. We’ve been together since.”
Over the last few years, Matt and Tricia have focused on serving delicious Asian food. Matt has researched, studied and experimented with Vietnamese and Korean dishes extensively. Since these cultures represent their favorite food, it seemed like a perfect fit to start their first business serving up unique Asian dishes to customers across the area. With their purchase of the popular Umami Moto food truck in early 2014, Matt and Tricia quickly found themselves making the leap from avid “foodies” with a passion for cooking to full-fledged food truck operators.
As a resident of North Olmsted for 5 years, Tricia is a huge supporter of the local Frostville Farmers’ Market and loves the sense of community it fosters among vendors and residents. As for other local favorites, she has a soft spot for Sammi’s Deli, Phnom Penh, and Taste of India. “The diversity of restaurants in North Olmsted is great; it is exciting to see so many cultures represented through their cuisine.” Tricia also sites her blog, CLE Foodies, as a unique way to explore the Northeast Ohio dining scene and represent North Olmsted through that channel: “In 2013 I battled and conquered thyroid cancer. After that we knew we couldn’t put our dream on hold any longer (to start Wok N Roll). We started our blog CLE Foodies to learn about and showcase the talented Cleveland food industry.”
Taking cues from traditional Asian cuisine with American flourishes, their product is unlike any other food truck found in Northeast Ohio. Popular menu items include “Korean Poutine” (Tater Tots topped with Monterey Jack, Korean Red Sauce, the Protein of your Choice, Kimchi Slaw, Black Sesame Seeds) and “Bibimbap” (Korean Rice Bowl – Jasmine Rice with Pickled Carrots, Cucumbers, Kimchi Slaw, Protein of your Choice, Sunny Side Up Egg and Korean Red Sauce), but they also serve classics like “Krab Rangoons” (Wantons filled with imitation crab and cream cheese topped with sweet chili sauce) and the “Bahn Mi” (traditional Vietnamese sandwich).
As Tricia puts it, “Our mission is to show people there is Asian food outside of the red and white Chinese takeout menus. If you’re brave enough to try something new you might just find a new favorite cuisine.” If you see them rolling around, be sure to stop by and break up your usual routine!