Sunday, August 21, 2011

Trippy Taco - (Melbourne, Australia)

  Found on one of my famous street corners in Melbourne alongside Gertrude and Smith Street, within an ever evolving stretch inside Collingwood,  this area is as much about ethnic food,  top notch cafes,  Japanese eateries, desserteries, bakeries or the up and coming future stars in representational Australian cuisine in its rustic yet modern guise.   Trippy Taco in the meanwhile is more of a casual joint and a purely vegetarian Mexican Joint.   It is most definitely not going to fall into the category of what I would consider either a Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex or Mex-Mex cuisine,  as there are subtle differences between each of the varieties on offer.  This shop to me is what I would consider to be more of an Aust-Mex style combined with essentially some of the more traditional Mex-Mex offerings.   It is pretty decent for a vegetarian restaurant.



A very popular local joint -


Dos Equis -
A Mexican beer which is more wheaty in profile,
compared to the lemony beers I’d come to associate with.



Dining Hall -
A fairly cozy little joint,  with less than 20 seats at most.


How would you like it done?

The Green Habanero sauce is refreshingly addictive -
The Tapatio Salsa Picante is more generic in offering,  as one could almost guarantee to find it in some other shops in town elsewhere. 

Original Trippy Tacos -  AUD $10 for 2 servings
Home made Corn Tortillas are topped with cheese, black beans, salad, tomato salsa, avocado.  As far as vegetarian Mexican fare goes minus any of my beloved essential meat input,  this is fairly sophisticated in terms of taste for a vegetarian dish  ~   9/10

Fresh Lime -
Mexican cuisine has always been associated with lime,  similar to Thai or Vietnamese cuisine.  There are many shops which substitutes lime with lemon wedges,  but it just simply isn’t the same in the end result!   Glad to see here practicing the authentic recipe. 




A Dessert,
is in order tonight..



Sweet Corn Tamale -
Mexico has always made a sticky corn dessert,  which is almost exactly the same as our  Chinese Sticky Rice Dumpling (粽).   Said to have originated from similar ancestries,  this was slightly seasoned with cinnamon, maple syrup, sugar caramelised banana pieces and vanilla ice cream.  This is as good a dessert Tamale as I can remember.  I will wholeheartedly miss this addictive dessert.   ~  10/10




Price: AUD $10 to $30 per person
Food:  ♕♕♕♕♕

Opening Hours -
Mon-Tues      -    11.30am-4pm
Sun, Wed-Fri -    11.30am-9pm
Sat                -    10am-9pm.

Address:  48 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC.
Ph:  (03) 9415 7711

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