I went to the Sydney Festival village this year, not because I was seeing a show, but because I wanted to try a burger from Mary’s. I had seen their burger truck, briefly at the Big Design Market 2016 (Sydney Edition), but the queue was too long for my tastes.
Mary’s Burger ($12):
Toasted plain bun, slice of tomato,”mary’s sauce”, melted cheese, beef patty, butter to make the bun crispy.
This was quite tasty; and the bun remained crispy on the inside to the last bit. The special Mary’s sauce is probably just the same as the special McDonald’s sauce on a Big Mac.
Mary’s CBD has the same burger for $10, so there is a slight premium for the portable Mary’s/village atmosphere.
Since it was taking *so long* for my burger to be made, and I was hungry, I also ordered from the Bodega stall.
Corn and Cheese Tamale ($12):
A proper tamale is corn flour (masa harina), add various flavourings like meat, fat, garlic, onion packed into corn husks and steamed. It ends up log shaped. This was kind of like a polenta ‘mush’, but very tasty (deep fried corn chips), all the same. Perhaps I’ll do this sort of thing to my polenta next time I cook it at home.
Sydney Festival Village
Hyde Park North (near Archibald Fountain)
Until Sunday 29 January 2017
Tue-Fri: 1630 till “late”
Sat-Sun: 12noon till “late”