Food and Drink
Posted by Dan Kuseta
11. Mar, 2011
Not content with being winning the best burger in Victoria gong, Beatbox Kitchen creator Raph Rashid launched his newest addition to the Melbourne food scene, a tweeting Taco Truck.
Launched outside The Compound Interest in Collingwood last night, a small crowd milled outside the shuttered truck as the advertised 6pm start time ticked by. Like a rock star (or a bride) Taco Truck opened fashionably late and was soon swarming with taco tweeters, gallery goers and curious passers-by.
Things are kept simple with only three tacos on offer: fish (slaw, lime squeeze, poppy mayo) beef (tomato salsa, salsa verde, radish, chipotle mayo) and veg (jalepeno ricotta, slaw, mushroom, spring onion, salsa verde), all $6.
Double wrapped in a corn tortilla, the beef taco has chunky slices of steak and the two salsa’s work well. A hot mouthful in every sense of the word. The fried fish is yum but I would’ve preferred a few more ingredients and some salsa verde chucked in. Otherwise the poppy mayo adds a nice zing.
After gobbling them down quickly I wanted to try the veg, but by then the crowd had swelled. I wonder if you can tweet your take-away orders?
All the tacos in Melbourne are going to be in one place at the Mission Mexican Festival at Federation Square, the best hung over Sunday of your life.
Fiesta Forever! Come kick it with a FREE afternoon of delights for Mexican Independence Day!
Melbourne's food trucks take over Barkly Square for a moveable feast on four-wheels.