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Published October 17th 2014
Meatballs are like miracles, nobody knows how they get here
I'd seen the Delectaballs Food Truck at several Fork on the Road events in the past but with a long queue and a hungry stomach I'd always bypassed them. That was until the other day when they popped up in Hindmarsh Square, so I thought that it was time to see what all this 'meatball' fuss was about.
Delectaballs is Adelaide's only meatball truck serving beef, lamb and vegetarian meatballs or a kid's size serve of deep fried cheese balls. The vegetarian meatball sounded like a very interesting concept as I had never thought that a vegetable was a meat or vice versa.
The "Eggplant Veggieball" was duly ordered, and after a few minutes a wrap containing eggplant and parmesan balls, hummus, herb salad and harissa yoghurt served arrived. The eggplant veggieball had obviously been squashed and resembled something more like a patty, but the unmistakable taste of eggplant and parmesan was very clear.
The following day the Delectaballs Food Truck was in Victoria Square, so it was time to order some real meatballs this time. An order was placed for the "Trio – Moroccan", which was a serve of three lamb meatballs covered in Moroccan sauce on a bed of spiced cous cous salad and minted yoghurt. Slicing off small parts of the meatball, and combining it with the salad offered a tasting experience of different textures covered in the sauce and yoghurt. I've had Italian meatballs many times in the past, but this serving of lamb meatballs really satisfied my taste test. And in addition, the serving size was more than generous for a lunch time.
Delectaballs also offer sweet potato fries with aioli as an add-on to any mail meal, and as an additional sauce there are three different tabasco (careful - hot) sauces to choose from. For desserts they serve an ice cream biscuit sandwich being a combination of chocolate biscuit and vanilla ice cream.
You can find Delectaballs at most major festivals, Fork on the Road events, or in and about the City on Thursday and Fridays. Further details are available on their website or on facebook.
Although the vegeballs look great in a wrap, but I wonder why they are not presented like the other meatballs. I mean if a vegetarian wants something meatball like, it would be nice for it to actually look like meatballs rather than it having to come as a wrap.
Ive just posted up a comment here, but I thought I'd reply as well.
Im David the owner of Delectaballs, thought id let you know that our menu changes every two weeks and that our veggie balls aren't always in a wrap. We like to change it up often, it was just how it was for that week.