I put my only gut and its distention capability to a test today when we visited Schloss Rastatt, location of this week's Germany's Street Food Tour , featuring numerous food trucks.
FF and I came across the Website about this Street Food Fair few days ago. Each weekend, a handful of chefs and their mobile kitchen visit different cities , bringing with them their masterworks. These Foods on wheels enable many promising and creative culinarians to share their specialties and passion to the public.
Food trucks is a relatively new dining concept in this country , as far as I know. Although Germans love reasonably - priced and top- quality foods, they undeniably love to sit, savour and enjoy the comforts of food establishments. Restaurants, cafes, beer gardens where they can sit, eat and mingle. They however, do enjoy outdoor setting , soaking up as much Vitamin D as possible when the sun is up and shining. It did not came as a surprise that this project was a big hit especially to the younger generation.
The sun was blazingly hot that afternoon. The heat seems to be a bit too much for many, I saw a lot of patrons grabbing their nosh and retreating back to the shadows , before braving the heat in search for edible treasures once again and again and again . FF and I watched , learned and followed suit . When the temperature finally mellowed down , we almost sign and relief as we to went out in the open without getting toasted by the scorching sun .
With icy Caipirinhas in our hands, we leisurely checked out each and every food truck and was pretty stoke with the smorgasbord of food choices. Aside from the usual Burgers, hot dogs, Barbecues, wraps, brownie , fudge and cup cakes , there are exotic food choices from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Africa and other countries.
FF and I had a food tour without paying a dime for plane tickets. I feel like I am on a holiday!
First Stop: Rib Eye Patty Burger for 6.50 EUR
The Bun was too thick for my liking, the patty thin and was honestly dry. Taste wise, it was ok, the veggies are fresh and crunchy, the sauce quite good, I can't complain for what I get, this burger is quite big and filling. Some people might get too full from eating this, luckily I am not some people.
3rd Stop: Spanish Churros. Freshly made , this little stall in the middle of the courtyard got a slow but steady costumers. The churros are made from scratch and fried as you order, served pipping hot. For 4 EUR, my churros was drizzled with generous Nutella cream. It tasted almost as good as I had in Spain. Fantastico!
Final Stop: Dessert. After having all those meats and savory treats, FF and I shared a 4 EUR frozen yogurt topped with berries and fruits. We went into a food coma soon after that.....😔