Fusion master Marination Mobile is sharing the streets with another roadie making a name on mashed-up flavors. Say hello to Fusion on the Run, which has been running around town for three weeks now.
Behind the wheel is surf girl Cassandra Seaman, who brings with her a love of Hawaiian food and “anything with pineapple on top” and a decade of experience in the catering biz.
Seaman relocated to Portland about seven years ago, then moved hither two years back, and last November purchased the flame-colored truck that serves as her four-wheeled kitchen. After a six-month approval process and $45,000 worth of fix ups, she’s now a Tuesday regular in the parking lot of Fremont’s Evo. Come October 14 and every Thursday thereafter, you’ll also find Seaman across the street from Showbox SoDo, where she is already camping out during Seahawks games.
The menu is currently built on two types of handmade tacos—with more varieties on the way—and a rotating selection of sandwiches. The KV Fusion, a sort of Korean-Vietnamese banh mi made with marinated short ribs, pickled veggies, jalapeno sauce, and a smattering of other toppings, is a must-try, says Seaman, as is the Ono: kalua pork, grilled pineapple, slaw, and “surfer” sauce on a brioche bun. Apparently the Fremont crowd can’t get enough of the Oreo truffles, in which wads of crumbled cookie are covered in chocolate.
Breakfast items also get their due. At a recent Seahawks game, Seaman whipped together french toast, cooked it in a waffle iron with egg and cheese, then topped it with pork.
On Tuesdays Fusion (@fusionontherun ) parks it from 11am-2pm (though Seaman says she sometimes sticks around until 3). The same hours are set for the SoDo stop.