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HOT: The Bun Mobile

If mention of The Bun Mobile doesn’t ring any bells with you….it’s time to wake up and smell the buns Brisbane, this mobile food truck is probably the best thing since the invention of the steam bun! 

I can’t divulge the address details for The Bun Mobile, because, as the name would suggest, the buns are mobile and in order to know where to find these heavenly morsels, you’ll need to be proficient in twitter, friends on facebook or try the good old cyber stalking method of regularly checking the timetable on their website.


The mobile food truck revolution hasn’t quite taken off here like it has in Melbourne, but it’s off to a great start with the (mostly) daily lunch and dinner time services provided by Harry and Christine as they truck their way around the streets of Brisbane flaunting their amazing, gourmet buns. 

 The Bun Mobile menu has three regular appearances as well as a ‘special’ which usually involves something a little quirky, different and guaranteed tasty.  The staples are the Wagyu Bun ($8) of slow cooked Wagyu beef, butter lettuce, soy pickled shitake mushrooms and red dragon sauce. 

Next is the Pork Bun ($8) of twice cooked pork, hoisin sauce, sakura pickled cucumber and shallot batons.  And finally, the third regular (and my favourite so far) is the Chicken Bun ($8) with char grilled teriyaki chicken, slaw with julienne carrot and mint, Japanese mayo and hoisin sauce – the mayo and hoisin combination is insanely delicious and to borrow the words of a famous Colonel, it’s finger lick’n good.

 The specials usually include some exotic combinations including crispy pork, or Korean miso glazed chicken and of course there are dessert buns with fillings like banana and toffee, or strawberries and nutella…ohhh yum!  But be quick, the specials usually run out pretty quick!


The team at The Bun Mobile source all their bun fillers locally and of course use only fresh ingredients to deliver fluffy, steamed buns packed with filling that is a pure taste sensation!  One of the great things they’ve managed to stitch up is partnerships with certain pubs around town, like The End in Westend, or The Scratch in Park Rd – it’s pretty simple, they park outside the pub for their dinner service and the folks at the pub let you take your buns in so you can wash them down with a fine ale.  Does it get any better than that?!

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