An empty block of land in Balcatta isn’t the kind of place I’d normally go for lunch – and certainly not somewhere I’d expect to get a decent hotdog – but sometimes you’ve just got to take a chance and try something different!
I was recently invited by Jordan, owner of new Perth food truck Gourmet Poshdog, to try his range of hotdogs so I paid him a visit for lunch on Friday. He’s located at 283 Wanneroo Road next to the Perth Diving Academy, and is open from 6:30am-8:30am (see below), 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm on weekdays.
All Poshdogs come in specially-made brioche buns and the sausages are made to Jordan’s recipes, so you can be assured of quality and consistency. There are four varieties of dog available, with more to come soon including Caribbean and Mexican. Gourmet Poshdogs are only $10 including a bottle of water, which is very good value for money.
Just as exciting is his new breakfast offering, which starts this Wednesday, April 27. He’s teaming up with Dos Shots Espresso to offer a breakfast hotdog (with bacon & egg, of course) and coffee, also for $10, from 6:30am to 8:30am. Sounds like a great excuse for a diversion on the way to work.
This was a delicious combination, and the quality of the ingredients really shone through – the brioche bun in particular is a great feature. I wasn’t sure about the capsicum in such large pieces but it was soft, and it all just worked. The chorizo wasn’t too strong, either.
This is a combo I would never order, but once again I was impressed by how well everything came together, with no one flavour overpowering the rest. The nori added great texture, too. The American dog comes loaded with a pork sausage, sweet green relish, pickle, onions, tomatoes, sporting peppers, celery salt and American mustard! Quite the mouthful there, and some fairly intense flavours.
Jordan told me that he has met resistance when trying to register for some local markets and food-truck events, and I think that’s a shame. I was really impressed by his determination and drive to succeed – he’s not working from the most glamorous of locations, and I’m sure many others would have given up by now.
Gourmet Poshdog offers a quality product at a great price, and I encourage you to drop in and see Jordan for a delicious breakfast / lunch / dinner / snack if you’re heading his way. He also caters for private events – you can like the Gourmet Poshdog Facebook page here.
Hopefully Gourmet Poshdog will be popping up at local events and markets soon – in the meantime, I’ll be heading along soon for breakfast…