Mandalay Bus (Braddon)

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The Mandalay food bus (actually a cleverly fitted out food truck in an old bus chassis) is a long-standing Canberra institution. I’ve been there and enjoyed the foods too many times to count and every foodie in Canberra has a story to tell about it, either from a recent trip or from decades ago when it first became popular.

I will come back to this post and add some stories and newsclips about how loved and admired the bus is amongst decades of clientele.

In the last couple of years the bus has experienced a classic inner-city hipster revival as food vans and trucks experience a world=wide renaissance. The bus was recently resuscitated by a group of young local chefs working with the son of the original owner.

Although the hours vary you can usually find the lights on and a small crowd milling in the adjoining carpark.

My recent experience was of a friendly and cool atmosphere with amazingly delicious food.

It wasn’t very big, but this $9 satay chicken kimchee roti from tasted like nothing else I’d had. It packed a big flavour punch and I was tempted to buy a few more… maybe another time.

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The Mandalay Bus opens most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and the menu varies regularly – giving regulars plenty of reasons to come back for more! Three Canberra Beanies.

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3 thoughts on “Mandalay Bus (Braddon)

    feedingthesonis said:
    February 11, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Ahh used to my favourite spot for late night snacking back in my youthful days!!😉Good to know it’s still going great.👍

    shenANNAgans said:
    February 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Tis a bit hit and miss on when they are actually open, but a very cool spot to grab a feed, I hope they dont suffer too much with Hamlet opening.

    ladysharon said:
    February 13, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Oh I still haven’t been! Moving it to the top of my list!

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