Monday, June 18, 2012

Tsuru Food Truck - Pop up event

Two Sydney food trucks have hit the streets in the last few weeks. But there is one food truck that I've been eyeing ever since the news of these mobile restaurants came out. The truck known as Tsuru Food Truck is soon to deliver Sydney with mouth watering modern Asian dishes.  They have Asian inspired dishes ranging from half-moon Chinese steamed buns filled with pork belly to delicious food in sticks like chicken satay skewers. The steamed buns are pillow like, sweet and very tasty.

Ellyn Tse
Ellyn Tse is the creative head chef/proprietor of Tsuru. She is also affiliated with a non-profit organisation called Eat.Drink.Give. It is an organisation that helps the less fortunate in the community. They both have collaborated in the past to host food events that raised proceeds to provide dining experiences to the disadvantaged in the community.

Tsuru and Eat.Drink.Give have once again joined forces and hosted a pop up event last Friday, 15 June 2012 held at Bocata Spanish Deli. Tsuru served an array of dishes that would definitely whet anyone’s appetite (ranges from $3.50 to $4.50):

Pork belly bun
The pork belly bun is their signature dish. A soft Chinese half-moon bun filled with pork belly and pickles. The pork belly is very tender with a light sweet caramelised taste followed by flavours from aromatic spices towards the end. The pickles and coriander adds a soft accent and balance to the dish.
Crispy fried chicken bun
My favourite dish of the night was the crispy fried chicken bun. The contrast of a crispy battered fried chicken fillet and soft Chinese bun works very well. The special mayo drizzled on the chicken gives a creamy texture and tangy taste to the dish. It is seriously awesome!

Barbecue beef with kimchi
Chicken satay skewers
The chicken satay skewer is amazing! It is an Indonesian style chicken satay barbecued over charcoal. It had a smoky and light peanut taste. It is very tender and flavourful.
Pandan and peanuts martabak
The pandan and peanuts martabak manis (sweet martabak) is absolutely mind blowing! It is a thick pancake-like sweet dish. In this version, the martabak is flavoured with pandan. The martabak has a peanut filling that leaves your mouth with a nice after taste almost like nutella.

I can’t wait until Tsuru’s truck is set in motion! I also look forward to try the onigiris and other dishes they have to offer. To find out the latest news on Tsuru Food Truck, follow them on twitter: @tsurufoodtruck and facebook page:

Also check out or follow @sydneyfoodtruck for updates on Tsuru and other Sydney food trucks.

Tsuru Food Truck
Sydney, NSW

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  1. Omg it all looks so good. I love me a good steamed pork bun, no matter with what filling! Can't wait to hunt this food truck down!

  2. Wahh wished I went! I can smell the skewers being grilled from here!

  3. I can't wait for them to get on the streets either!

  4. Mmmm so much deliciousness. Can't wait until they hit the streets

  5. Totally agree... this is the food truck that I'm most excited about! Those skewers look delicious!

  6. ooh i want to try all the buns! i've still yet to check out all the food trucks, so far i've only tried cantina mobil but it doesn't seem as exciting as tsuru!

  7. Can't wait to try this one.

  8. OMG it is like hawker food stalls FINALLY coming to Sydney - love it.

  9. Wow both the pork belly and fried chicken buns look absolutely amazing! I'm so envious of your opportunity to try them before their official launch (which I hope is soon!). Extremely lucky! Also interested in what their origiris would be like. Exciting times for Sydney's food scene. :D

    (btw, hello for first time posting! ^^)

  10. the pork buns looks to die for!!

  11. Loving the foodtruck movement in Sydney, even if it has been a bit drawn-out and delayed haha!


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