By Cathy Takagaki Yee
I’ll let you in on a big secret, for THE best Roast Pork with rice and beans, take a walk in Riverside Park and visit Ana’s green food truck, A Taste of Ecuador, parked on the promenade just south of 103rd Street.
Ana’s Roast Pork, offered only on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m., is always tender, moist, perfectly seasoned and, if you’re lucky, you’ll enjoy some crispy skin along with the rice, beans and green salad. Ask for her homemade green hot sauce, yum! From May to November, without a doubt, it’s the best meal and deal ($10) on the Upper West Side.
For me, the best of the outdoor season here in NYC is tied in with seeing Ana and her husband Guillermo in their green truck in Riverside Park.
A Taste of Ecuador
Green food truck
Located above the soccer field, south of 103rd St
Season: May to November
Hours: weather permitting, around 12 noon – sunset
Featured dish: Roast Pork with rice and beans $10, served Saturdays/Sundays only
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