These are a few of my favourite things – Burgers
I love burgers. In my eyes, burgers are an amazing combination of carbs, protein, dairy, fruit, vegetables and condiments. Adelaide seems to have gone a little burger mad this summer with more food trucks and burger joints popping up around the place, and from what I hear there will be even more appearing in the coming months. So, you could imagine that my diet of late has consisted of a ‘few’ burgers. And don’t think that I’m talking about your typical Macca’s or Hungry Jack’s type burgers, I’m talking about gourmet, quality ingredients and construction type burgers. Let me share a few of the good ones that I’ve tried (in no particular order)…..
The No 1 burger was the first food truck burger I tried. My friend Mal introduced me to this loveliness and I haven’t turned back since. When your burger pattie consists of Coorong Angus Beef, you know the burger is a bit special. This burger will always have a sentimental place in my heart.
I’ve had the Cheeseburger and a few sample bites of the Signature burger (which is a HUGE burger). I liked the Cheeseburger because it had a soft bun, the pattie was nicely seasoned and juicy and the taste of real pickles (unlike the Macca’s kind) was awesome.
Fancy Burger have an extensive menu, which includes beef, chicken, lamb, and veggie burgers, plus steak sandwiches and mini burgers. On the day of their ‘soft’ grand opening, a few friends and I wandered over to check things out and I tried the ‘Fancy That’ burger. It was a little different to the other burgers I’ve tried so far in that it’s served on a wholemeal seeded bun and the homemade herby mayo was to die for!
The newest kid on the block; Chuck Wagon uses chuck steak mince in their patties which gives the patties a different flavour compared to the other burgers I’ve tasted so far. I’ve read that the flavour is due to the balance of meat and fat. It’s basically the original hamburger meat. I always order The Chuck, because it’s the smallest on the menu, and I love the flavour of the pattie with their special garlic aioli. I definitely feel content after eating one.
The Sneaky Pickle Texan Pulled Pork bun is the latest in my taste testing repertoire. Burger goodness coming from another food truck that is fast becoming very popular in the streets of Adelaide, this particular burger/bun is served not on its own but with a grilled corn cob and some tasty pickles! The pulled pork has a really spicy kick to it, so Sneaky Pickle have added a nice slaw to the bun to dial down the spiciness. The corn cob is beautifully sweet and it’s nice to alternate between bites of the bun and the cob. It’s definitely one of my favourite food truck treats!
What I’ve listed here only scratches the surface in regards to what is available in Adelaide, and that is what I love about this city: 1) you’ll never starve, 2) there’s something for everyone, and 3) there are those out there that have a great passion for food and they don’t mind sharing it with people like me. All in all, a win-win situation!