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Travelling is great, and my holiday in France with my folks was spectacularly scenic and eye-opening. But because of that, it has been over a month since I’d written a word into this blog (all the posts the past 8 weeks were pre-written in September and scheduled). So now… how do I start a piece again?? And what angle should I go for?
Autumn in the Rhone-Alpes (Chichilianne, France)
The other funny thing that travelling does to me is… after each trip, I always tend to think about pulling the plug on this blog. Sharing my food adventures is fun but it is also quite tiring.
Having said that, I’m now finding that I’m enjoying the conversations I’m having over shared interests and photos on Instagram, more so than this actual blog! It’s so much more immediate and dynamic than what I now consider as the blog’s ‘traditional’ and formal framework. I wonder if the day will come where I’d stop blogging in favour of micro-blogging… a task that’s so much easier to manage thanks to Twitter and Instagram.
But let’s get back to business. This little vegetarian spot has been on my wishlist for years… it was recommended by my vegan colleague. This has been a long time coming, but I finally made it here one Sunday after work with Ees and Little Death.
Corn tortilla chips topped smokey ranchero sauce, with melted mozzarella, black beans, fresh salsa, guacamole and sour cream
Like most brunch spots, Trippy Taco was royally busy. You sort of have to linger about and swoop in on any table just as they’re being vacated by diners. On the upside, people generally come here for a quick bite, so table turnover is pretty swift and we found one for us in the bright sun outside.
We started off with a mountainous serve of nachos… what a happy start! Everything was deliciously fresh and I liked how there were black beans underneath it all.
MIXED TACO MEAL $12.00
Tofu asada tacos | Original trippy tacos w black beans
Fresh house made corn tortillas, with black beans or chargrilled tofu, with cheese, salad, avocado slices, salsa, a squeeze of fresh lime and garnished with goat cheese
The nachos filled us up so nicely that we started getting a touch full with our main dishes. Ees went with a generously portioned taco meal, he thought it was alright and his only comment was it wasn’t as tart as he’d remembered it.
TRIPPYS ORIGINAL BURRITO $10.50
Large flour tortilla wrap, black beans, salad, salsa and mozzarella
TOFU ASADA BURRITO $11.00
Large flour tortilla wrap, with chargrilled tofu, goats cheese, mozzarella, salad, salsa, guacamole and a squeeze of fresh lime
Little Death and myself went with burritos, which are like American super-sized tacos wrapped in foil. Little Death’s original burrito tasted good but he wished it was more spicy. And as for mine, it was interesting having the sweetness of beetroot and sultanas in the salad, but I was slightly crestfallen that my burrito did not contain black beans. A burrito is awesome because of its black beans, and it was completely my fault that I did not read the ingredients properly when selecting.
I’m trying to be a bit more veg-forward with my eating these days and enjoyed discovering what this vegetarian taco spot had to offer. It isn’t ground-breaking food and the tortillas and ingredients could be a little bit better (and served warmer) for what we’re paying, but it was still a decent meal nevertheless. Next time I’m back I’d probably grab the huevos rancheros or the breakfast burrito which has got scrambled eggs in it!
FRENCH TOAST made with organic brioche topped with poached pear, cinnamon, pecan nuts and vanilla ice cream 17.9
We ended our brunch by strolling down the road to South of Johnston for coffee and sweets. Aaahhh…. I’m still such a fan of the cooked dessert offerings that you can find at brunch cafes, this French toast was pretty satisfying!