April 22, 2013

The Bun Mobile | Travelling Food Truck


The Wagyu Bun - those mushrooms were pretty ace.
The Chicken Bun- probably my favourite!
Special for the Night: The braised pork belly bun

The Bun Mobile - the forever revered food van around Brisbane it seems. Finally had the chance to try this when it was on James Street for the Up-Late Event last week. Seeing that if you want to try the buns, you have to either track this van down or be within vicinity to stumble upon it. Since my desire to try this bun wasn't that extreme i just took the opportunity when it was on James street (for the uplate event) to try all three of the buns... no, not just for myself if that's what you're thinking (although yes, i could probably polish all of this off if i could... then i would probably have to rename this the gluttony club or something or rather lol). Anyway the fatty and i chose the wagyu and chicken and the special which was the braised pork belly.

The very first thing i noticed when i tried this, was how soft the bun is. I kid you not. The bun is so delicately soft, as you can see from the pork bun photo, when i tried to open the bun to take a closer shot it just fell apart in my hand (haha). So aside from the bun being ridiculously soft, what it reminds me of is the chinese bbq pork buns. For those those who don't know what i'm talking about, just google it because i can't be stuffed uploading a photo :P . The taste of the bun is very very similar and truthfully the bun mobile buns taste even better the chinese styled bbq pork bun. I mean this preference is definitely attributed by how soft it is. Also, all of the different combination fillings are very asian inspired, hence the bun being so like the chinese bbq pork buns and the use of hoisin sauce, japanese mayo etc in the fillings.

So onto the different fillings. Out of all the fillings i admit the chicken was my favourite out of all 3. The wagyu while it was still flavoursome with the various sauce and filling (especially the shitake mushrooms - they tasted fantastic); it was a little bit too tough for my liking... so you can imagine, it was a little bit of a nightmare trying to eat it, especially with the soft buns.  The braised pork belly was waaaay too fatty even for my liking, perhaps it would of been better to try the original pork (?). Again while flavoursome, i just couldn't fully enjoy it all with too many chunks of fat. The fat in the pork belly just seemed a bit too excessive somehow...  That leads to the Chicken Bun - it was perfectly cooked - very tender, and not tough at all. Loved the inclusion of the japanese mayo! Everything just tastes better with japanese mayo! Not to mention in combination with the char grilled chicken and soft bun, it was pretty ace.

I'm glad i tried this once, i enjoyed it, however it's just that i wouldn't go out of my way to chase this down to have it again you know? (It's more so that i'm just a little iffy with fusion type foods!)


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7 comments:

  1. My partner and I did exactly the same thing, at James St for the uplate thing, and got three buns (the same as you did). We also thought the chicken was the best one. I tried the wagyu and it was nice but too tough. I didn't try the pork but Mrs Mega-Parm said similar to you.

    You may have walked past us sitting on the kerb, hands covered in sauce and mayo as we tried to eat them :)

    Difference with our experience though, is the chicken one was so nice we're going to chase the van down this Friday (extra long weekend, woohoo). Agree with the mayo comment, everything is better with Japanese mayo :)

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    1. Yep wouldn't be surprised if i did! We were in the same boat sitting on the stairs with sauce all over our hands too!
      Good to hear of similar opinion with the wagyu! Twas a little disappointing since i thought i would enjoy the wagyu more!

      Thanks for commenting and enjoy the upcoming long weekend you've scored :)

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    2. We did chase the Bun Mobile down on the Friday, had the chicken bun again and it was just as nice. Could probably have eaten two of the same they are that good.

      Sucks that they have now gone overseas for two weeks...

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