I’m not the biggest fan of brunch because I feel it to be overpriced for something that I could make at home. Of course it’ll be a crappy, inferior job but at least it doesn’t cost me $20 for some scrambled eggs. On the other hand when brunch is done right I fall instantly in love with – so far there’s only 2 places in Adelaide that has been able to convert me. Another get together with The Smiling Foodie and Dbites brought us to The Loose Caboose. Maybe I had chosen the wrong dish on my last visit? My heart was a bit more hopeful.
Putting my bets on a non-brunch item I chose the Korean pulled pork bun that sounded really interesting with it’s “bulgogi pulled pork, cucumber kimchi, kewpie, siracha on a brioche bun.” The pulled pork was so dry that it was hard to stomach with only a mild kimchi taste. The small amount of sauce didn’t help and barely brought any flavour to the burger. Eating the kimchi by itself only gave a very slight hint of fermented taste and nothing what kimchi should be – pungent, sour and in your face. Only positive was at least the chips were nice with it’s crispy coating and a pillowy inside.
Spiced Korean Pulled Pork Bun ($18)
Dbite’s dish of boudin noir was actually burnt – just look how black the blood sausage and bread were!
House Made Boudin Noir – Smoked tomato, poached egg, bacon & rye sour dough ($15.50)
The Smiling Foodie’s quinoa bircher muesli looked pretty as a picture but looks can be deceiving. One bite and he couldn’t eat it anymore :(
Quinoa Bircher Muesli – Seasonal poached & fresh fruit, vanilla Labne & chia seeds ($12.50)
I didn’t try the other guys dishes after seeing their reaction and to be honest I was struggling to eat the pulled pork bun. The place is buzzing with lines out the door but I still don’t really see what the hype is all about.
Food: 1.5/5 – just based on my pulled pork bun