Quick Chop! Fancy a 'sneaky pickle'

For those of you who frequent the Adelaide CBD, have been to the Depot during Fringe or any of the Fork on the Road events, you will be aware of the Sneaky Pickle food truck.

Sneaky Pickle has been in operation for a few months now so this post is well overdue.  Whilst I was away on holiday earlier this year I had some friends post their visits to Sneaky Pickle and the 'Reuben' sandwiches instantly caught my eye reminding me of my visit to NYC and the iconic Katz's deli for a pastrami on rye.  It would be my (Mirko) mission to try this sandwich!

Sneaky Pickle Reuben Sandwich, Adelaide, Food Truck
Reuben Sandwich & Fried Pickles
Sneaky Pickle Menu, Adelaide, Food Truck
Menu board
So when I saw that the Sneaky Pickle van was near my workplace I went down to try what they had to offer.  Sneaky Pickle offered a pulled pork bun as well the Reuben Sandwich (which I went for).  The sandwich itself is basic in its concept - bread, mustard, corned beef and sauerkraut.  Served with a side of chips (crisps).  I also ordered a side of fried pickles for extra measure.

Overall, I think that the construction of the sandwich was a little poor.  The butter/margarine that appeared to be added to the outside of the bread (to add in the toasting process) was a little too heavy for my liking leading to the sandwich being slightly soggy and oily.  Whilst overall the flavours were there, I would have provided thinner slices of corned beef and for the sandwich to be toasted for a little longer as the outside was warm whilst the inside was cold.

As for the side of fried pickles - this divided the group.  If you like pickles then you will like this addition, so just be aware.  I would have liked the batter to be a little lighter.

All in all, the dish was good and for the price, it was a substantial meal.  A few teething issues which I think can be resolved quite easily.

Sneaky Pickle Reuben Sandwich, Adelaide, Food Truck
The Nathan's Reuben Sandwich with Pickles and Coleslaw

When I (Mirko) asked the other members of The Chopping Board if they had visited, Nathan commented that he enjoyed his Reuben very much. He didn't have the same over oily feel to his, and commented that his pastrami was great. This leads me to believe that there are some consistency issues, that will probably be all ironed out soon enough.

If you haven't tried this dish before and are interested in giving it a go, try the Sneaky Pickle.

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