Hot Dog Hustle, 252 Ballarat Road, Braybrook.
Well golly and gosh – haven’t we been very good boys!
CTS HQ has been awash with vegetables, salads, legumes, unmeaty pasta dishes and all manner of righteous eating for what seems like weeks.
Now I reckon it’s time to go a bit crazy.
I say to Bennie: “C’mon buddy – we’re going!”
Says he: “Where???”
“It’s a surprise – one you’ll like!”
Hot Dog Hustle, a Braybrook-based food truck operation, has been on our list for yonks – it’ll be a pleasure to tick this one off our to-do list.
It’s a dim and drizzle early evening, so we are happy to find some rudimentary – and covered – seating is available for our dining pleasure.
Bennie orders the “Furi” ($12) and its teriyaki sauce, caramelised onion, jalapeno, spicy mayo, Hustle mayo, chilli flakes, furikake and shichimi peppers.
Two mouthfuls into his meal and the Bennie verdict is in.
It’s supremely unequivocal.
“This is truly great,” he enthuses.
But he is a little envious of my bulgogi cheesesteak ($15) and its sliced steak, caramalised onion, grilled capsicum, melted cheese and Hustle mayo.
And so he should be.
This is magnificent!
It’s an awesome fast-food feast packed with a variety of intense flavours.
The sliced beef is tender, easily devoured and tasty.
A “free” fried egg is included with each of hot dogs and the fries and onion rings ($5 each) are good accompaniments, though the latter constitute a rather small serving.
The hot dogs themselves are far from the top-notch smoked kind we have at home, bought from Andrew’s Of Yarraville, but they’re quite adequate for the food here.
Seeing the Hod Dog Hustle pics on FB, I had been wondering how customers eat such creations when the toppings outweigh the dogs and buns beneath.
And the buns are the real fluffy hot dog kind – a far cry from the Vietnamese banh mi baguettes we use for hot dogs and kranski at home.
With their hands?
Nah, don’t think so – I reckon they do what we do and go the knife and fork.
Check out the Hot Dog Hustle website here.