Reviews

***** Tabassum - Food Trucks is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 9 reviews!

  • *****

    So tasty!

    Tried them based off the recommendation of my mother. Tried the beef and chicken samsa. Honestly, I found the chicken to be far more flavorful than the beef. The beef samsa was mostly onion and a little beef, flavored with a bit of cumin seed. The chicken was was like an indian marsala with peas.

    Honestly, the best by far is the spinach. Full of flavor and spice, but not spicy-hot. Definitely my favorite!

    Must try.

  • *****

    Tried out their delicious beef samsa at the Street Food Festival and was very impressed! The pastry was absolute perfection and the filling had a very meaty but complex flavor. Not sure how the flavor varies across Central Asian cuisines since this is a Uzbek food truck, but my friend who had lived in Tajikistan said these were very authentic, comparing to the ones she had in Tajikistan.

    Also props to them for running a food truck how it's supposed to be run, being so efficient with orders.

  • *****

    Tried out their delicious beef samsa at the Street Food Festival and was very impressed! The pastry was absolute perfection and the filling had a very meaty but complex flavor. My friend who had lived in Tajikistan also said these were very authentic.

    Also props to them for running a food truck how it's supposed to be run, being so efficient with orders.

  • *****

    Stopped in at Populuxe on a "tour" of the Ballard breweries...an amazing experience of its own...and discovered this food truck. Now, I admit up front that I LOVE beats...but the Tabassum beets...beat any recipe I've concocted with the beats from my garden...well worth $3 !

  • *****

    Tabassum is a new Uzbek food truck offering up samsas which are a popular dish in Uzbekistan. I tried out this truck recently when they were in attendance at a food truck event at the Fremont Sunday Market.

    Samsas are basically a puff pastry with filling and is like the Uzbek version of a meat pie. Tabassum offers up 5 samsa varieties, including a veggie and sweet option alongside the usual meat options. They also have a couple side salads available.

    On my visit to the truck, I ordered the beef samsa ($5) and a beet salad ($3). The samsa was good with a decent size filling of beef that was full of cumin flavor. And the beet salad was terrific. Beets were shredded up and served cold making for a refreshing end to my meal.

    I hope this truck does well so it will eventually lead to a Uzbek restaurant opening in the area. I have had home cooked Uzbek food before and enjoyed it. Particularly a rice dish called plov. I happened to check the truck's website and noticed in one of the posts that they served this very dish at one of their recent truck's stops. Hopefully it becomes a regular item on the menu, so I can give it a try.

  • *****

    I had the meat samsa- basically a meat pie with a really good onion and beef spiced filling. I saw the truck is going to be serving at some local breweries and can see why. A pint of beer paired with one of the Tabassum samsa-pies would be a really good match. I'm looking forward to trying their other flavors when I stop by their truck at Ravenna Brewing. Looks like they are doing some Tuesday Trivia nights soon!

  • *****

    The only place for authentic Uzbek food in Seattle!

  • *****

    I had the Beef Samsa (excellent savory spices in a puff pastry pie), the Beet Salad (tangy with a bit of pepper), and the honey-sweetened Cherry/Poppy Seed Samsa (not too sweet of a dessert) at the Fremont Sunday Market. At $13 it was a great value and a delicious + hearty lunch. I'm new to Uzbek cuisine and so far, love it! Friendly service.

  • *****

    The Tabassum samsas are delicious and filling! The warm flaky pastry was rich and puffy. I don't know if I preferred the halal beef or the roasted butternut squash filling. Or maybe the spinach and mushroom--so flavorful. I tried all three! But I do know that the sweet black cherry samsa was fantastic! I bought a few more to take home for a late night dessert.