One of the best things about Vivid Sydney is the materialisation of a food truck village in Martin Place, which is conveniently located only a few steps from my office. The one I was most excited about trying was Jafe Jaffles, which in food truck form, is a Kombi van meandering around Sydney delivering creatively named jaffles and soup. I was devastated when my jaffle maker was somehow lost when we moved house, and though we have bought others since, they’re just not the same! As a result, I had been waiting years for a good jaffle by the time I stopped by the Jafe Jaffle stand last Friday night.
The witty names of jaffles and soup made choosing just one all the more difficult. Should I go for a Jafael Nadal or Three Blind Mice? Perhaps a soup of Megan Kale? In the end, I went for Bob Pork – Japanese pork belly chashu with ‘forbidden sauce’, cabbage and mayo. After a very specific 4 minute wait, I received two nicely browned triangles with chunks of pork belly peeking out of the edges and a dollop of Kewpie mayo on the side.
Combined with the peppered mayo, the jaffle was delicious, with the spiced pork working well with the cabbage and the crunchy toasted bread. I was, however, disappointed that most of the filling was concentrated in one half of the jaffle, with the other half, in the end, resembling a rather deflated cabbage sandwich. I would have also preferred the pork to be more tender. On the whole, enough to satisfy my jaffle craving for a while, but I’ll be continuing my search for the perfect jaffle maker!
Various locations around Sydney
T: 0466 343 133
W: Jafe Jaffles