Fork on the Road at The Depot

Finally made it to a Fork on the Road event – and a double whammy at that! Lunch and dinner FOTR sessions a few weeks back was held at the new and awesomely funky fringe venue, The Depot in between Franklin Street and Grote Street.

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
Just some of food trucks on the day: Sneaky Pickle, The Sausage King, America’s Top Dog and Loca Pops

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
The Depot stage and bar

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
Let Them Eat, Hornet Foods, The Little Van That Could and Burger Theory

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
Let Them Eat food stall

I thought I’d give Phat Buddha a try after being somewhat intrigued with their ‘Cambodian Rolls’.

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
Phat Buddha – Cambodian rolls, beef lemongrass roll; $8.50

You know what? These ‘Cambodian rolls’ are pretty much replicas of the Vietnamese meat rolls that I’ve grown up with and absolutely love, but they’re not the same! The rolls for one, are a lot more expensive, they weren’t generous with the filling so the roll was more or less… ‘flat’ and the flavours weren’t the same. The shredded carrot weren’t the pickle kind and it was missing that lovely and scrumptious aioli and pate that are traditionally lathered in meat rolls. So what says I? Save yourself a few dollars and make the extra drive down the Western suburbs and pick up one of the rolls from Tay Do or Nhu Lan instead – seriously, so much better!

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza
Chimichurri Grill’s Chimi steak: tender scotch fillet steak, provolone cheese, rocket and our signature chimichurri sauce served on a fresh ciabatta roll with chips and Chimi mayo dipping sauce; $12.90 + $1.00

The FOTR dinner session involved a small team of us dispersed inside The Depot ordering a little bit of everything. Burgers from Burger Theory, Hot Dogs from America’s Top Dog, a sampler plate from Sneaky Pickle (although they ran out of deep fried pickles when we ordered the sampler!), tacos from Taco Cat and a variety of salads from Let Them Eat. Your choice of salads and a fritter or pie for $14.00. We had carrot and quinoa with toasted seeds, spiced chickpeas with roasted capsicum and Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad with pomegranate with a sweet corn and feta fritter. The standouts? The carrot and quinoa with toasted seeds and sweet corn and feta fritter – oh so tasty! Can’t wait to drop into Let Them Eat and order these again when I’m on Elizabeth Street wanting a creme brulee tart or two from Red Door Bakery.

And to round off the night, we ordered some sweet sugary goodness. Loukamades from YiaYia’s and the different kinds of churros from ChurrOz; traditional: churros rolled in cinnamon sugar and icing sugar, tempting: churros drizzled with dulce de leche (caramel) and chocolate sauce. The preference? Stick with the traditional concoction – simple is best!

fork on the road, the depot, food truck bonanza

News on the next FOTR event isn’t out yet but you can check The Depot to see what trucks are out and on what day! ;)

The Depot
15 Feb – 17 Mar 2013
111 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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