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***** Tabassum - Food Trucks is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 11 reviews!

  • *****

    This truck was at Ounces in West Seattle during the Seahawks game. I've never had Uzbek food but WOW. Really good. Had the Plov and Carrot salad and my SO had the vegan samsa. Very impressed. It's nice to have a food truck that serves something different. Thanks Tabassum!!!

  • *****

    The beef samsa and beet salad were really tasty. The beef samsa tasted like Chinese BBQ meat in a flaky puff pastry. The beet salad was like long spaghetti with a delicious, tangy and sweet sauce. There are also vegetable samsas. Price was $5 for a samsa and $3 for a salad. My Uzbek assistant and her husband both agree that the food is really authentic.

  • *****

    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.