As a boy of German Heritage i’m pre disposed to loving a good sausage. Yet in Australia that means having to find a decent snag, not the shit we’re used to finding in Woolies or at a Bunnings BBQ (bleugh). This has meant a regular trip to the vic market for a Bratwurst or those occasions where a trip back to Germany i gorge on bratwurst and other mystery pork items (oh Fulda how i miss you and your wurst). I’m also a lover of the food trucks (Taco and Beatbox) food fans the new black. But when i noticed on fb that “Le Sausage“(insert Sexual Innuendo here) was hitting town i was pretty damn curious. After a quick minute of snooting around a few weeks i got pretty damn excited at the prospect of hitting up some good quality sausages in a casual setting and hopefully a few sneaky beers.
So here’s the story. Alex Talimanidis and his partner Laura Thompson run the show from the converted fire truck. Alex with a background at his families A la Grecque restaurant down in Aireys Inlet decided a new direction was needed. With a focus on high quality produce like super sumpty baguettes from Noisette, Sausages from Guners in St Kilda, a long list of condiments and some pretty tasty chunk chips (served with mayo and chili flakes). Apparently they’ll be doing the festival thing as well as regular stops around the norther suburbs (the only area food trucks can really operate). I caught up with them tonight in High st Northcote with my buddy Meisy who is not adverse to pork products (or beers) .
The sausages were amazingly great quality, yes good sausages for me are like a “i just found jesus kind of moment”. Meisy had the porky Polish sausage which reminded me greatly of some of the village sausages from the fatherland, coarse textured and well seasoned (marjoram?). I went the carlos spicey weiner option and had the chorizo which had a good balance of spice and the meat had caramalised nicely to give that umami sensation that pork deserves(There are also Hungarian, Hot and Spicy and Italian Pork available). A few sneaky beers and the chips were also pretty good (love the mayo and chili flakes). I cannot wait to hit this van up again whilst on one hand i hope they don’t get hella busy like beatbox on a friday, this van is going to be another streetfood staple for Melbourne. For locations make sure u check their fb page for updates.
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