The Perth Cultural Centre is fast becoming the place to get a food truck fix in Perth. The Ben & Jerry's Scoop Wagon is a permanent fixture and earlier in the year the Butty's Food Truck took up a short term residence. Currently two food trucks, Comida do Sul and Jumplings, are opening a couple of days a week in the cultural centre. Before setting off to Northbridge, we suggest you check out their social media pages to see where they are at.
Having eaten very little South American food in our time, we didn't know what to expect from the Comida do Sul. There were a few options on the menu, but luckily for us, we didn't have to make a decision as our golden ten dollar lunch rule meant we couldn't go past the Choripan. Choripan is an Argentinian hot dog with chorizo, home made mayo, tomato salsa and chimichurri sauce. For those of you unfamiliar with chimichurri it is an Argentinian sauce made from parsley, coriander, garlic, chilli, olive oil and vinegar, it goes extremely well with grilled meat.
While a hot dog doesn't sound very exciting, this is not your average hotdog. The chorizo was butterflied and extremely tasty. We're not sure if they make their own chorizo but it was awesome! The salsa, chimichurri and mayo add another dimension to the overall flavour. The garlic in the chimichurri comes through but is not overpowering. The salsa and chimichurri have a nice acidity which help to cut through the richness of the chorizo. Combined with the crunchy baguette-like bun, the Choripan was the best hot dog I have ever eaten. For the vegos out there, Comida do Sul have a vegetarian sausage on offer ($10).
On a side note the Prato Feito ($12, picanha grill (steak), farofa (crushed, roasted Brazillian Yam), black beans, rice, mandioca frita (fried yam), vinaigrette and kale) looked pretty good. They also serve Coxinha, which are kind of like Brazilian croquettes. Coxinha are made of wheat flour dough, potato and spicy shredded chicken formed into a large dumpling, crumbed and fried. We sampled one of these out of curiosity and it was a good snack but a touch dry, needing a good dollop of hot sauce. We'll be sticking to the delicious Choripan.
We'll definitely be making the most of Comida do Sul whilst it is set up in the Perth Cultural Centre and we think you should to! Been to Comida do Sul? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.