Welcome to my first food post! While my disability means I can’t eat a lot, I do love food and one of my favourite things about university is all of the food trucks. So here are my top 5 food trucks that have been to Curtin University.
When judging food trucks, my support worker (who is gluten free and my food truck buddy) and I base it on taste, value for money and how easy it is to eat for me (you’d be surprised how messy some foods can get!).
Number 5 – The Melt Hub
At number 5 is The Melt Hub. This was a close call between them and Ninja Cuisine, who do great dumplings, but on a cold day The Melt Hub is my go to truck. Their toasted sandwiches are the best and I normally get their version of ham and cheese (I think the one pictured is their “sloppy joe”, but whatever it was, it was really good).
Number 4 – The Wooden Box
Coming in fourth is The Wooden Box. This was one of the first food trucks I tried and it’s still one of my favourites. I usually get their chicken nachos which are so good, but I can’t find a picture of them (which is weird because I’ve had them more than once), so pictured are their potato skins with topping (which is basically the same as their nacho toppings) and sweet potato fries. Their nacho serving is very generous so you certainly won’t go hungry!
Number 3 – Banh Mizzle
If you’re looking for a gluten free option, Banh Mizzle is the truck for you! This is my support worker’s favourite truck and I too enjoy their bowls (shown in the picture). I also had their rice paper rolls this semester which were delicious as well and I’m someone who’s not a fan of leafy greens.
Number 2 – What the Bao
It was tough competition of top spot and unfortunately What the Bao comes in second. They’re the first place I tried bao buns from and I fell in love straight away. Sadly this truck hasn’t been at university for over a year, but I’m hoping it comes back soon! Pictured are their chicken and pork belly bao buns. One bao would probably be enough for me, but I can never choose between these two flavours so I always get both.
Number 1 – Street Oasis
In first place is Street Oasis! If you’re looking for dumplings (pictured) this is the best truck on campus! What makes them is the filling and mayo/sauce on top. I’ve also tried their bao buns and my support worker has tried their curry, all of which are really nice! Sadly the dumplings weren’t on their menu this semester, as I think they have a rotation, so I’m hoping they’ll be back soon. So for having great variety that all tastes good, they get the top position!
Special mention must go to Ninja Cuisine, The Spanish Casa, Porta Pizza and Treacle Treat who all had very nice food that was also easy to eat, with little mess.
Writing this post has made me hungry, so I can’t wait to get back to university and try some food at new trucks this semester!