Food trucks have been well established in places such as New York and London for a while now, but are still relatively new in Sydney. Therefore, there is a still a huge novelty factor about them for Sydneysiders, which meant that the Food Trucks United Streetfest was always bound to be an insanely popular event.
There were around eight different food trucks, offering tasty dishes such as jaffles (that’s a toasted sandwich, for non-Australians!), Mexican, steamed buns, pasta, and sliders. No matter which food truck you wanted to try, each one had a very lengthy queue of hungry diners.
The great thing about this sort of food truck festival is that you can sample a variety of different things from each truck. That does equate to a lot of queueing, but it was well worth it. We tried a lovely, fresh kingfish ceviche in lime and chilli with crispy tortilla chips, and a very indulgent lamb belly with Asian salad served in a soft brioche bun from the guys at Eat Art Truck.
The Tendulkar, butter chicken jaffle, from Jafe Jaffles was also a winner. You can never go wrong with the humble jaffle, in my opinion, since it’s a wonderful carrier for any leftovers.
To round off the “main course”, we shared a very messy chorizo hot dog, and a sweet, wagyu chilli con carne nachos from Agape Organic.
With summer around the corner, I have no doubt that there will be more food truck festivals in the months to come. It will be a great opportunity to gorge myself on all the other deliciousness on offer!
Whoever came up with the food truck idea deserves a Nobel peace prize.