Just when we thought Mad March was the end of events in Adelaide, Fork on the Road decided to carry on in winter! Yes, we are making progress! In another food truck street food, tummy rumbling, saliva drooling event brought to you by Splash Adelaide, this time it was in conjunction with a cause which is why they called it Fork or Walk. Protesters started the walk from Parliament house and arrived at Rymill Park where our usual favourites have set up. Lunch time!
Just before the event starts at 1pm – good timing for pictures
It was actually kinda wet and muddy so I think some of the trucks pulled out, especially the heavier buses and trucks which I suppose is reasonable. I mean, we don’t want them to sink or anything like that! Considering it was cold, wet and muddy, the number of people who braved the cold for the walk and food was pretty impressive. See, Adelaide isn’t so quiet after all!
This is my third Fork on the Road event and by now I’ve seen a fair few food trucks but there’s always a new one for me to discover. The likes of Tacocat, Wienerbago, Myrtle & Mae, Taste of Spain, La Cantina Co., Sneaky Pickle, Curry on Wheels, Phat Buddha Rolls, La Chiva, South American Food and more were present. Anyway, I was carefully avoiding squishy muddy patches on the grass when I lost Mr. Foodie and found him again later at the most predictable place – Wienerbago ordering a hot dog.
And so our first meal at the event was a Kransky Hot Dog with bacon, cheese, tomato sauce and wholegrain mustard for $7. Amazing! I love Kransky hot dogs and this one was just perfect, needless to say it got devoured in no time. Next!
Over at the South American Food stall, I was curious about Arepa. I wanted to try it the last time but the queue was ridiculously long. Today, I got there early, ha! Arepa is basically a corn flatbread. Made from cornmeal, this versatile flatbread is a popular dish in South America which can be grilled, baked or fried. These guys stuff it with yummy fillings for a flavour explosion. You could choose from Shredded Skirt Steak with South American Sauce, Pulled Pork or Shredded Chicken.
I went for the shredded skirt steak and boy was it tender and flavoursome. This South American sauce, do they bottle this stuff so I can buy it? Topped with grated cheese and jalapeno sauce, this Arepa was a very delicious, juicy snack. Loved it. I liked the idea of a cornmeal bread too.
We grabbed a mocha each, contemplated sitting on these chairs but moved on to Tacocat.
Selling each taco at $5 or three for $12 with a choice of three different types of filling, we decided to try three but decided against vegetarian anyway so we got two Slow Cooked Beef Ribs Simmered in Chipotle Sauce and Speedy Gonzales – Roasted Chicken, Chargrilled Capsicum, Corn, Jalapenos, Avocado and Lettuce. You could add your own jalapenos, lime wedges and jalapeno or habanero sauce to the tacos. Us being chilli lovers went for habanero sauce – of course!The beef ribs just melted in my mouth, full of flavour, very tender and juicy. The chicken one was also equally tasty and juicy with the right combination of flavours. The tacos were fresh and healthy. A great way to conclude our Fork or Walk eating adventure.
I’m definitely a huge fan of street food, festivals and market events so it was nice to see them keeping up with this even over winter! Can’t wait for next time! Do you have a favourite food truck?