Things we love more: Pork belly banh mi sliders!
Things we love most: A food truck that sells pork belly banh mi sliders!!!
Things that make our head explode: A food truck that sells pork belly banh mi sliders, IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!!!!!!
Yes, westies, we're not Melbourne food trucks' forsaken faithful anymore. Big thanks to Simon, David and Rachel of brand new food truck "White Guy Cooks Thai" who have chosen to bring their blend of funked-up, fresh Thai to Footscray, Yarraville and surrounds right off the bat.
Side of gyoza, $4
There are mains like curries (that changes daily) or vegan sweet corn cakes, and you can mix and match with sides like these gyoza with soy n' lime dipping sauce. These were crisp, non-greasy, punchy parcels of flavour - one chicken and water chestnut, the other water chestnut and shiitake mushroom.
Pork belly banh mi slider, $4
I had brought some magazines, intending to nibble daintily while turning pages. I didn't even open the front cover though until I'd completely devoured this fantastic specimen. The pork belly was thick, juicy, and crisp and soft in all the right places. The juices mingled with creamy mayo and tangy chilli sauce, set off by gorgeous Asian slaw. I would love an even crispier bun though (I know Nhu Lan make a mini bread roll similar to this one, and theirs have that real banh mi crackle and crunch).
You can read more about owner Simon and his CV in Meld Magazine here, but suffice to say he knows his tom yum from his yum som. Today's curry was green prawn, while yesterday Kenny really dug White Guy's beef massaman.
White Guy will be touring Wednesday to Sunday, so keep track of the truck via their Facebook and Twitter to see where it'll be next. It's a brilliant set up for families - just set up in whatever park's nearby, wander over and the kids can play and run about with no worries about mess. One $4 slider (minus chilli) from the "sides" menu would be perfect for a child. If building a meal for an adult from the sides alone, I'd say get three.
So I don't know about you, but summer just got even more exciting!
Thank you so much Andy of Krapow for the tip.