There is definitely more outdoor type festival in Sydney. That is because the weather here kick ass over Melbourne! It is autumn and it is still T-shirt and light jumper type weather. Sydney is one of those places that one needs to be in it to appreciate it. This does not mean that I do not love Melbourne. It is my first love and the place where I grew up and fell in love. It will always have that special spot in my heart but after being here for six months, it is time that I look forward and not back. Sydney is our home for now and it is best if we embrace it with open heart. I only felt this way after our recent visit back to Melbourne. I told Mister that the trip was a closure for me. It was time for me to move on. I know it sounds weird to some but with all the things that happened last year and then the move, everything was a blur. I was flying in and out of Melbourne and dealing with all sorts of emotions. I said Goodbye but my heart never really left.
I still feel emptiness somehow and that is because I miss my friends. I know that Mister feels less that way but being the super emo that I am, that is how I feel. It isn’t the easiest to make new friends in Sydney. Tight friends were made in Melbourne was from Uni and party days. We hung out. We saw each other through hard and bad times. We bonded. Now I understand what it means by “It is hard to start over.” It takes a lot of effort and time.
Vivid Sydney is a festival when Sydney gets lit up by beautiful, creative and amazing light installations and work. It is also known as the festival of lights. Iconic architecture like the Sydney Opera House becomes a canvas that gets transformed into something pretty damn spectacular! We were down on a Saturday night and there were loads of others. People will snapping photos, laughing and simply enjoying themselves.
What do I see? A food truck in front of Customs House! And it’s the Eat Art Truck! This is the second food truck to hit the streets of Sydney. This truck is run by former Tetsuya chef, Stuart McGill as well as former Quay chef, Brenton Balicki.
The menu consists of a small selection of 3 entrees ($8), 2 mains (pulled pork and double cooked saam $12) and a dessert ($6). But there is a selection of daily special I think. If I remember correctly, a set of salad, mains, dessert and a drink is $25. I was greedy and it was definitely way past eating time for us. I ordered an entree and a main to try. It was too tempting not to right?
This truck is fitted really well. Amazing equipment and so spacious! Those vents in the background is super powerful and love to have that oven. I love the whole food truck idea but is this why prices are higher in Sydney than places like the US? This truck actually reminds me of the Korilla BBQ that is a big hit on the streets of NYC. The queues are super long during lunch and the kitchen is actually quite impressive and they keep churning out those taco or burrito set for $7!
The Shimichi chicken wings is sort of kimchi flavoured wings with a generous drizzle of mayonnaise. Full of flavour. No MSG but so delicious and moorish.
It was hard to pick between the pulled pork bun or the double cooked beef ssam. It was quite late in the night and thought I will feel better if I had more greens in our diet! Ssam is actually like a wrap. Vegetables are used as the container for protein like pork or beef or any type of meat. I love the addition of fried vermicelli that provided the crunch. It was a little messy to eat but I don’t care about the flavoursome juice running down my hands and chin.
The Kingfish ceviche was a mistake. I am not referring about it as being a bad dish. The girl at the counter has mistakenly added this order in. I thought it was a side dish to the Ssam and did not question when my name was called out. I took the first bite and thought to myself “What a nice side dish!” And then it struck to me that it is the Kingfish ceviche which was on the specials board. I love the taste of this very much. Nice cubed lemon juiced Kingfish on tortilla chips with dashings of red onion, red chilli and cherry tomatoes. Very nice indeed!
Overall, I am glad that food trucks are in town. I will be hunting the food trucks down one at the time. But I still question and believe that street food should be cheaper. What do you reckon? What is the reason for it’s price tag?
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