If there was a Godfather of foodtrucks World Fare bustaurant would be it, for their global cuisine, rooftop deck eating area, and music to boot.
The Grubdown:- homey and sweet Original Bunny Chow with Coconut Milk Curry Chicken, Cashews, Golden Raisins, Chickpeas & Cilantro
- crispy, creamy, fancy fried Truffle Mac and Cheese Balls
- you're-gonna-need-a-drink-to-washdown this cream cheesy fantasy Red Velvet Cheesecake Bunny
- ooey gooey, gimme more, rich Forbes Bunny Brownie
- sweet 'n spicy, refreshing house made Ginger Peach Tea
This Food Truck Friday I'm mixin' things up with a food truck in the form of a bus. Ever since I found out about World Fare bustaurant, I couldn't wait to try it – especially this new food I'd never heard of called the Bunny Chow, a popular South African street food sandwich.
My hand model, Evan, and I ordered The Original Chicken Curry Bunny Chow ($4) made with tender, shredded Organic Jidori Chicken, mildly spicy Yellow Coconut Milk Curry, sweet Golden Raisins, and crunchy Chickpeas & Cashews. The flavor of the curry reminds me exactly of a British recipe my mom uses every Thanksgiving to make Turkey Curry with the leftovers. It's nutty, sweet, and the hollowed out soft sourdough bread the curry's carried in soaks it all up. The size of the Chow is actually smaller than I'd envisioned, but add a side, dessert & drink and you're set for $12.50.
For a Side we ordered the Truffle Mac & Cheese Balls ($2.75). Out of the three that comes with it, the first one was a little dry, but the other two were perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft 'n gooey on the inside with great earthy truffle flavor. They even turned my non-truffle loving hand model – I know who doesn't like truffles?!? – into a regular Romeo.
For Dessert we ordered the Red Velvet Cheesecake Bunny ($2.50). You'll want to make sure you've got a drink in hand for this one because it's super rich and decadent with a cream cheese topping – and it's oh-so-good! On a separate occasion I visited the truck just before closing, but was offered a free Forbes Bunny Brownie – ooey gooey chocolatey richness that I could definitely go for every day.
Out of all the amazing sounding House Made Drinks, we decided to get the Ginger Peach Tea ($2.50). Now my hand model usually doesn't like ginger, but he loved this tea because it has the perfect balance of sweet 'n spice as the ginger flavor isn't overbearing. He even got a free refill from Chef Andi Van Willigan – very sweet.
World Fare also serves an organic, sustainable Piedmontese Beef Burger & Fries Combo ($10), daily Blackboard Specials like Farmers Market Fresh Salmon Salad, and 3 other Bunny Chows: Short Rib, BBQ Pork & Vegetarian Chili.
Tonight @worldfare will be parked on Abbot Kinney in Venice for First Friday. Perhaps you can sneak a peak of the ocean from the bustaurant's rooftop dining deck complete with umbrellas, food counter, and speakers blazing global tunes.