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Over the past few years, the street food community in Milton Keynes has boomed. With several events and pop-ups every month, there are so many opportunities to get your street food fix. One of the newest additions to Milton Keynes’ food scene is RaSoi 6, an Indian street food van towed by an Audi RS6.
RaSoi 6 is an exciting and unique Indian food truck, that prides itself on authentic homemade food. All of their main items, including samosas, are made by the husband and wife team, Vir and Krupa with a whole lot of love and passion.
I popped down to their pop-up at The Dove in Newport Pagnell last week to sample the food and meet the owners.
Indian Street Food Meets Supercars
Vir and Krupa are Indian by ethnic origin and love Indian food. They replicate the flavours they cook and enjoy elsewhere, often hosting family and friends. Vir also happens to be a massive petrolhead, and an Audi RS6 has always been his dream car.
I asked Vir what inspired him to start RaSoi 6 and he explained it happened to be perfect timing. “Earlier this year I was offered an opportunity to leave my last organisation, and I took it. Over the
last few years due to the seniority of my roles, I was working around the clock and missing out on a lot of time with my family, and I decided that I didn’t want that to continue.”
He continues, “I have always wanted to set up my own business, and a food truck has always been at the back of my mind. I clearly remember starting my career in London and whilst based in Liverpool Street I would see numerous food vendors around the area, including Spitalfields market, and it was at that moment I said to myself, ‘one day I want a food truck’. I could see the excitement and happiness on people’s faces as they were waiting to order and then tucking into their meals, and that brought me so much joy. I want my customers to feel the same way!”
Last year Vir finally got his hands on his dream car – a limited edition version of the Audi RS6 with only 25 made for the UK market. He wanted to make sure that the new street food business was unique!
‘Rasoi’ is actually the Indian word for kitchen, so the name ‘RaSoi 6’ is a fun nod to Vir’s passion. He attends a number of car events throughout the year, so he plan to attend as many events as possible with his car and the food truck.
The inspiration behind the food is naturally from Indian food. Vir has taken inspiration from his travels to India with his family and married that with the food they enjoy cooking at home.
He explains, “My wife still cooks a lot of traditional vegetarian Indian food at home. She also makes a lot of the dishes from scratch at home rather than buying from a shop to keep the flavours as close to home as possible, this includes making our own yoghurt (we use for lassi), paneer, chapattis etc. My role in the kitchen tends to be more when we cook meat dishes, with support from my wife.”
The menu features traditional Indian dishes like Pav Bhaji, samosa and keema but there are some twists! Loaded fries and taco boats feature on the menu, but with the vibrant flavours of Indian food, there is some fun fusion going on here too. They plan to expand and change the menu over time.
My favourite dishes were the taco boats and samosa. The keema in the taco boats was really delicious and the flavours were fresh and vibrant. I also loved the crisp pastry of the samosa – they certainly tasted very authentic. The loaded fries and the Pav Bhaji were delicious too. If you haven’t had Pav Bhaji before, it’s a street food dish from India consisting of a thick vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll. It originated in the city of Mumbai.
The menu features traditional Indian dishes like Pav Bhaji, samosa and keema but there are some twists!sophieetc.com
Over the next few months, Vir and Krupa plan to keep building their brand awareness and keep learning. They plan to secure some regular pitches around Milton Keynes so people can know when and where to find them. They also want to be able to cater for corporate or private events and celebrations.
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