Street ADL - Worth crossing the Street for!

Street ADL - 285 Rundle St, Adelaide 5000

Street ADL was the destination for a light dinner for me (Jess) and company before seeing Paul Foot on a Friday night during Mad March. Given the big lunch I had earlier in the day, Street ADL's eclectic menu of street eats seemed ideal. In other, hungrier situations, I would be frustrated with such a menu, with nothing standing out as a proper main meal. Lucky, Street ADL did not disappoint with what they did have to offer, with the four of us choosing Goolwa Pipis, Green Beans, Hot Wings, BBQ Pork Ribs and Crisp Fries.

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Goolwa Pipis were first to arrive. Sweet meat drenched in a delicious white sauce, which I assume to have a white wine and cream base.  Chef Jock Zonfrillo takes pride in the fact that many of the ingredients used at Street ADL are either local or indigenous natives - unfortunately flavours which my palate does not have the expertise to distinguish! The sauce was so tasty it had us dunking our fries in it. Only downside would be the three unopened pips at the bottom of the cardboard cup. Not sure about everyone else but it has always been a rule in our household that these should not be eaten due to risk of food poisoning. It would have been nice if these had been removed prior to serving - or if they had told us they could be safely eaten.    

Street ADL, Rundle Street, RundleSt, Adelaide, Street Food, Ribs, Modern Australian, East End
Goolwa Pipis - $12.90
Next out were the Green Beans covered in a sauce based on what we thought was belachan, a shrimp paste popularly used in South East Asian cooking. This sauce was tangy, sweet, sour and savoury - very moreish. So fond of this sauce, we asked the waiter what it was made from. We were kindly informed it mainly consisted of chilli berries (anybody know what these are??). The beans themselves were cooked well, and retained a good level of bite.

Street ADL, Rundle Street, RundleSt, Adelaide, Street Food, Ribs, Modern Australian, East End
Green Beans - $6.90
The hot wings didn't really have much of a heat kick but were still tasty with a smokey BBQ'd flavour. Chicken itself was juicy and tender but it is rare you would get chicken wings that weren't so. These wings were good not great, which had me wishing we had ordered a cheeseburger instead. Food envy is never nice.

Street ADL, Rundle Street, RundleSt, Adelaide, Street Food, Ribs, Modern Australian, East End
Hot Wings 
BBQ Pork Ribs were FREAKIN' good. It was evident these ribs were braised, fried and glazed, as described by the menu. Braised because the meat was super tender and fell right off the bone. Fried because the outside of the ribs were crispy, crunchy and delightfully chewy all at the same time. And lastly glazed because you came away with rib sauce all over your face. The sauce was tangy and sweet, with an intensity of flavour that remained with you long after you had pulled every last shred of meat off the bone. At $18.90 these were a bit on the pricey side for street food but across the four of us there was enough to share.    

Street ADL, Rundle Street, RundleSt, Adelaide, Street Food, Ribs, Modern Australian, East End
BBQ Pork Ribs - $18.90
Fries were all things good fries should be, cooked more than once but without the additional grease, well seasoned, uber crunchy exterior, and lovely fluffy interior.

Street ADL, Rundle Street, RundleSt, Adelaide, Street Food, Ribs, Modern Australian, East End
Crisp Fries - $6.90
Everything ordered was enjoyable to eat, with the BBQ pork ribs taking the crown for popularity. As we were devouring the food with a healthy level of gusto, it dawned on us that we didn't have anything to eat off. In the end we just laid out napkins for the times when we just needed an eating rest. It would've been nice to get a cardboard tray each - perhaps on the next occasion we'll request for these. All the more strange because there was cutlery. Despite this minor inconvenience, I am looking forward to going back to try more items off the menu.

Jess gives Street ADL 16/20 chops on The Chopping Board.

Food: 8/10
Ambiance: 5/5
Service: 3/5

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1 comments:

  1. The burgers at Street ADL are also worth a try (goes great with the Aglianico from Hither & Yon!)

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