Meals on wheels - Gumbo Kitchen

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh hello, friendly man in the Gumbo Kitchen van. I’ll take my Po’ boy stuffed with deep fried shrimp, thank you very much. Roll the shrimp in spices and batter, make sure the bread is light and fluffy, and now add shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, Cajun spiced remoulade and hot sauce.

*Please read the above paragraph while imagining me making my very best attempt at a southern (Louisiana) accent.*


Oh and another thing. If you could bring the Po’ boy to me and my friends while we are out enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon of barefoot lawn-bowls in the 'burbs, that would be super nifty as well. Ta.

*Not in a million years can I read that last paragraph in a southern accent. Not even in my head.*

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s Truck Tuesday, in case you were wondering. Every second Tuesday, I bring you glad tidings of taste-bud joy from one of the many food trucks and vans that motor around Melbourne taking their meals on wheels to the masses.

And I highly recommend that you head over to Gumbo Kitchen on Facebook, hit Like, and then follow them all over Melbourne like a crazy food-stalker. Because Gumbo Kitchen cooks up some serious New Orleans goodness, right here in the (Australian) deep south.

Alongside my INCREDIBLE shrimp Po’ boy, you can also get your hands on a beef debris Po’ boy, chicken and sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo, sweet corn gumbo with hush puppies, red beans and rice, and lemon ice-box pie. For a start.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve actually never tasted gumbo. Not even when I was in New Orleans, which I suspect was a serious oversight on my part. Have you? What should I expect?

I simply wasn’t hungry enough to manage two lunches the other day, plus it was hot and the idea of a stew didn’t appeal so much. But I really want give it a go, so there may be a Part II to this post some day.