Central, South and North Americas Food Trail
1.Pulled Pork Burger at Chimichurri
The Argentine Mountain ranges are filled with fresh air and fresh ingredients, common themes for any travellers who go there. However, if Argentina isn’t on your travel list any time soon, there’s still a chance to get your flavour fix in Chatswood! Chimichurri sauce is made up of a combination of aromatic fresh herbs such as shallots, garlic, parsley, oregano, and olive oil. Mixed, it is a wonderful condiment to any meat. This glorious pulled pork burger from Chimichuri Cafe will blow you away with his flavoursome pork, aromatic chimichurri mayo and crunchy slaw. The chimichurri mayo balances the meaty flavours of the pork whilst the caramelised onions and melted cheese add lovely rich notes to wrap the whole affair together.
1/6 Help St, Chatswood NSW 2067
2. Betty’s Classic at Betty’s Burgers
One thing that can never go wrong in life is the delicious bite into a classic burger that has a wonderfully grilled patty, crunchy lettuce and a wicked sauce to tie it all in. Walking past Betty’s Burgers, the minimalist interior and the aroma of sizzling patties draws the gaze of any onlooker and will compel them to purchase a Betty’s Classic. The Angus Beef patty is succulent and seared nicely combining well with the lettuce, tomato and cheese offering a burger that has all the goods. The special sauce not only binds but lifts everything to ensure there is sufficient moisture and tangy spice. Similar to the burgers in America, Betty’s offering is humble in its delivery of the tried and tested product, but perfect in execution. If you’re in the mood for a mean burger, Betty’s Burgers is the place to be.
Westfield Chatswood, Shop 377-378, 1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067
3. Monster Arepa at La Latina
They do not hold better fiestas anywhere else in the world than Caracas, Venezuela. From amazing arepas to terrific tamales, the flavours, the noise and the care put into those delicious street foods captivate in every sense. Walking past La Latina, you can feel the same fiesta brewing in our stomach. The picture of the Monster Arepas immediately captures your attention and it would be a mistake not to order it. Filled with shredded beef, pork, chorizo, cheese and sour cream, this weighty arepas packs a punch of flavours that will floor you with the first bite. The cornflour bread provides a soft pillowy cushion and soaks up the flavoursome oils from the various meats that fill the sandwich. The only thing missing from this wonderful sandwich is the lively streets of Caracas! Not to worry, the streets of Chatswood are just as lively and welcoming.
82 Archer St, Chatswood NSW 2067
4. Freshly Fried Chicken (Size 6s) at Butter Chatswood
Ever had a chicken so crunchy it deafens once your teeth make impact into the chicken? Well, you will certainly hear the thunderous crunch of fried coating from Butter’s mixed set of fried chicken. In America, they’re well-known for delivering chicken that’s not only juicy and moist, but with a crispy batter that adds texture and finger-licking flavour. Butter’s rendition of the famous deep-fried bird is just as delicious and addictive. The hard coating, juicy meat and savoury seasoning make for a symphony of delights. The hot sauce that comes with the chicken adds another dimension to an already incredible experience.
Chatswood Chase, Shop B/39 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
5. Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Pork Ribs at Ribs & Burgers
Want to cap off your evening with a bang? There is only one dish to eat when celebrating and that is a marvellous rack of BBQ ribs. When the BBQ Pork Ribs from Ribs & Burgers land on the table with a thud and those smoky notes permeated the nostrils, only magic is going to be the result. The sticky barbecue sauce coats the smouldering ribs like maple on bark providing contrasting notes of sweet and sour flavours with the blended spice rub. Rest assured, the tender meat will slide off the bone as one would expect so hold on tight! Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty dinner or a lovely lunch, ribs are perfect as they are a succulent and delicious affair for any time of the day.
Shop 3, 129-135 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067