30 Jul 2009, 10:45pm
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Fojol Bros of Merlindia

fojol chicken masala

I’ve wanted to try Fojol Brothers of Merlindia ever since I read about them in The Washington Post a few months ago. Fun! Music! Street food! It sounded like a quirky bunch of everything, and having to track their whereabouts via Twitter made it all the more fun.

Today they hunkered down on a corner of Farragut Square at 17th and K, and I was there right as they were opening up for business for the lunch crowd. They had to prep a little before service, including a quick dash to a nearby bank to make some change. (I’m sure the guy didn’t look at all suspicious walking into a bank in his fabulous getup, curly mustache and all).

I got a ginger lassi pop while we waited for change, and it was amazing! Just the icy refreshment I needed to brave the suffocating D.C. humidity. The guy told me they were experimenting with different flavors, so was eager to hear some feedback. Obviously, I love ginger and I love sweet, so uh…this is a no brainer. LOVED it! Can I buy a lifetime supply please? Much appreciated. I won’t mind at all if they come wrapped in ghetto sandwich bags like they were today. X)

On to the food! Pictured above is the pick-2 size, which comes with rice doused in delicious sauce. Today their selection included two chicken dishes (chicken masala and chicken curry) and two vegetarian options (spinach & cheese or cauliflower & potato). I got the chicken masala + cauli/potato twosome. Very good indeed, especially for street food!


fojol truck

Here’s their truck. They pipe some music through speakers to keep you entertained while standing in line. The line got quite long by 12:15, so I’d definitely recommend getting there early to beat the rush!

fojol ginger lassipop

Must. Have. More. Looked so tasty I took a bite of it before I remembered to snap a picture with my iPhone. I actually think I got a chunk of fresh ginger in my pop…

i thought you meant a soda when you said “pop”

people here call it “pop”

Hi Ty,

Do you live in Upstate New York or the Mid-West? I want that pop…

 

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