Sagg Main Beach is the beach of choice for many Hamptonites and not just for the incredible waves and soft sand. ‘Hamptons Foodie’ Food Truck, conveniently located right in the parking lot of Sagg Main, serves the best beachside snacks and meals for beach-goers to enjoy. In this NEW KDHamptons Lifestyle Diary ‘Hamptons Foodie’ founder Laurie Trujillo-Mamay [above] talks living and loving her dream job by the ocean:
KDHamptons: How long have you lived here? What do you love most about the East End?
Laurie Trujillo-Mamay: I moved here from Oceanside, California twenty seven years ago and never looked back … My truck is parked at Sagg Main Beach 7 days a week 9am-5pm all summer long. I love what I do and I love living here on the East End with my husband and daughter. It’s a beautiful place and I love my job, it’s seasonal 10-12 weeks then I’m done. Yes, it can get crazy at times but if you keep it real and stay calm, it’s all good. I shop local and we have some of the best farm stands around. I have met more and more people and have had some great conversations through the years. I enjoy watching all the kids grow up year after year and they tell me how they couldn’t wait for me to come back just so they could eat their favorite food :) It’s a great feeling to see those big smiles of excitement when they eat my food.
KDHamptons: What inspired you to launch your business?
Laurie Trujillo-Mamay: I’ve always loved to cook, my mother taught me at a young age and made it fun for me. When I moved to East Hampton, I continued to cook for family and friends and they would always tell me to open up a cafe or start catering. Well, 11 years ago I decided to build my own Mobile Kitchen and take it on the road. I like being my own boss.
KDHamptons: What are the most popular items each season? Any new menu items?
Laurie Trujillo-Mamay: I usually try a new item on the truck every season and this year it’s the “Asian Lettuce Wraps” It is pieces of lettuce served with chicken and veggies in a sweet Asian sauce. Yum :)
1lb. Pasta (either linguine or spaghetti)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sesame oil
1tsp minced ginger
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded Napa cabbage
- Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, in a small bowl combine soy sauce, honey, sesame oil,and ginger.
- Drain pasta but do not rinse. Place in large bowl, add soy sauce mixture, and toss a couple of times. Let noodles sit in dressing and cool down for 10 minutes.
- Add scallions, carrots, and cabbage and toss again before serving, or cover and refrigerate up to 10 days. Makes 4-6 servings.
- Chop lobster into small pieces and then add all ingredients and mix.
- Serve on a toasted buttered potato roll with a piece of lettuce and a lemon wedge if desired.
- Makes 4 servings.
“The Kimchi Dog! This is a new item on my truck this year.. I make the kimchi myself. “
*Email Laurie for any further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or like on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hamptonsfoodie or sign up for their customer list at http://www.shophamptonsfoodie.com