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Overdosa Food Truck

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by H. Clare Callow (subscribe)
A die-hard Melburnian who keeps being drawn away by luscious food and drinks. Be a pal and click the 'like' link below if you enjoy my article.
Published August 27th 2014
Roll up to the dosa truck
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The flag is out and the scent of dosas is in the air...

This particular food truck/stall is just begging for further puns based on its name. I found I didn't need to when having a chat with one of the laid-back guys who dole out the dosa to hungry foodies around Melbourne.

'How's it been going?' I ask.

'Yeah, probably had too much dosa over the three days we've been here,' he says, spooning chilli and salsa. 'Bit over dosa.'

'You're over dosa?'

'Yep.' He says it with a kind of sadness, as though referring to the holiday that ruined a friendship.

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Getting some kulcha.

Later, in munching down on dosa in my living room, I try to pick out how he got that way. Overdosa has been serving dosa in my neighbourhood for the last year, but for some reason I kept missing out. Biting into the savoury pancake, I can see why people keep flocking back to their improvised stalls. My thin crepe stuffed with kulcha chole bursts with chilli flavour. I asked for the strong version and it hits me at the front of my palate, rolling with fiery energy over my tongue. Then the gentle flavours of the chickpea and potato mix have time to spread out, helped along by a strong hit of lemon.

A chilli fiend like me deserves what they get when they ask for 'strong' from an Indian curry stall. Overdosa have other options, though, offering milder dosas for the more timid.

Overdosa is a simple outfit with a deceptively simple product. All dosas are cheap and cheerful, a nice alternative to a weekend's snack.
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Why? The food truck has arrived in the neighbourhood!
When: Lunch/Dinner
Where: Wherever you are
Cost: <$10
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