Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Worldfare Bustaurant: A real restaurant on a double decker bus

Worldfare bustaurant on Wilshire Blvd.
The Worldfare bustaurant, not to be confused with the Gastrobus, made its debut this week with the twist of having an upstairs deck for dining. The cuisine is fresh, gourmet fare with a South African twist: it's one of the few places in town to get the South African speciality Bunny chow, basically a stew in a big bread bowl. At Worldfare, this means slider-sized buns stuffed with a healthy quantity of beef shorttribs, BBQ pork, chicken curry or veggie chili (don't worry, no actual rabbit is involved.) I tried the shortrib bunny chow, which packed plenty of meat into a specially-made bun with a terrific vinegary marinade. Truffled mac 'n cheese balls were a delicious side. The market salad was made mostly from iceberg (I might suggest romaine), but the addition of cilantro, chives, mint, hazelnuts and dried blueberries gave it plenty of flavor. I love hibiscus, so I added a perfectly tart/sweet lime hibiscus drink to my order. All this came to about $13, not the cheapest lunch, but quite possibly the best I've ever had from a truck. And while the upstairs bus deck was bright and hot today, they're planning to add seats and umbrellas soon.

8 comments:

Gastronomer said...

This sounds way cool. I hope it comes to the Vroman's parking lot ;-)

Anna A. said...

Very cute. I was wondering about this bus. Too bad they don't serve bunnies =(

H. C. said...

Good hear (not so much the price though) and funny enough, today I was just reading this '07 blogpost on recreating El Bulli's fried rabbit ears.

Jon said...

I need to track this bus down.

L.A. Story said...

Bunny chow! I remember you talking about this. I'm still totally intrigued ... as long as no real bunnies are involved. :)

Doran said...

Hasenpfeffer use to be one of my favorites as a kid at Old Heidelberg in Van Nuys. More bunnies!

Food GPS said...

Don't worry? Rabbit-based bunny chow sounds like a great idea. I can't see chasing this bus down, but if it's in the neighborhood, I'm interested to give it a try.

ChowBellas said...

This sounds like such a fun date night idea...are they just lunch trips?