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.