White Guy Cooks Thai, Yarraville Gardens. Phone: 0423 214 290
Food truck in the neighbourhood?
In fact, just two minutes’ drive up the road?
Frankly, I can’t get there soon enough.
This is such joyous news that I am therefore surprised to learn that I am White Guy Cooks Thai’s first customer for the day.
Then again, I also learn this enterprise has only been on the road – so to speak – for about a week and that it’s “very early days” in every regard.
The White Guy Cooks Thai crew members on duty for my Saturday lunch visit, Dave and Rachel, tell me the business did have to work patiently with the council to get approval to trade in the west, but that there were no great or insurmountable problems.
Predictably, of the food available I go for the curry dish.
My massaman beef and potato curry with rice and Asian coleslaw ($11.50), served with recyclable container and spoon, is outstanding.
The rice is fine/OK.
The slaw is sweetish and tangy, rather limpid and wonderfully chewy.
The curry is very mildly spiced and the gravy is of lovely stickiness.
The meat is a just-right tender, as are the potato pieces, which are joined by carrot and fresh basil and some mung bean sprouts.
It’s fantastic lunch that’s not spoilt at all by the highish temperature, lack of seating – the garden stone wall does a fine job anyway – or the wind, the latter at least keeping the flies mostly at bay.
Heck, I may even go back for dinner! (Having been told they’ll be open until at least 8.30pm.)
Like ‘em on Facebook so you’ll know they’re at.
Thanks to Andy of Krapow for the tip-off!