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Review - TruckStop

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Alex Harmon headed to Bondi for this one last month...

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Parking in Bondi may be a nightmare, but one food truck has taken it upon itself to park atop a pub. The Eat Art Truck now has a permanent home above the Beach Road Hotel – I believe it’s the first food truck to have its wheels clamped.

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You still order from a window and even though you’re inside, there’s an open-air roof, so it feels like you’re on the road. But that’s where the similarity stops.

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Ex-Tetsuya’s chef, Stuart Mcgill’s food is restaurant quality (served on the finest campsite crockery). It’s American-Japanese, so expect clogged arteries via chopsticks. Gaijin Sushi ($18/6) packs punch with kingfish, salmon and snapper on top of sticky and fried rice.

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While the Fried Chicken with Watermelon ($18) is a three-way of fried chicken skin, southern style and Karaji style – basically death by chicken. The watermelon is a mockery.

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Standout dish is the Grilled Prawns, Coddled Egg, Corn Bread ($22).

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It’s a dish you’d want as hangover comfort food, so ordering it this evening with a Beach Road Mule ($12) seems a bit like putting up Christmas decorations in March. Nonetheless the sweet corn bread mopping up egg yolk and wisps of pork floss is decadently divine.

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My advice overall? Park yourself here with a hangover.

TruckStop
Level 1, Beach Road Hotel, 
71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach
Ph: (0439) 841 008


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