Food trucks. I can understand the appeal of them from an 'it's an adventure' level, but subjecting myself to the tortures of tracking one of these down, then shelling out quite a considerable amount of money on food without much service doesn't hold all that much appeal for me.
Luckily though, at least one of those issues was mitigated courtesy of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Bringing all the Melbourne food trucks together over the opening weekend, the Sunday line-up consisted of Taco Truck, Cornutopia, Dhaba Truck, Massive Weiners and of course Beatbox Kitchen.
After waiting 10 minutes in the blistering sun, we finally obtained our burgers and ravenously dug into them. The Shroom Burger ($10) was the best vegetarian burger I've ever had. The bun was amazingly light and fluffy, with a juicy Portobello mushroom and a generous serve of lettuce, cheese, tomato and onion.
Could the Raph Burger ($11) live up to the precedent the Shroom Burger had set?
Sadly not. There was just too much meat, and though it was well cooked, it lacked flavour compared to the mushroom. In its defence though, every time I see/say/hear the word Raph, my mind automatically completes it to Raphael and I get an image of the TMNT in my head. It could definitely be a lot worse. Worth $11? Probably not, but get it at least once for the novelty value.
Food Truck (Location Varies)
Lunch & Dinner