Bunny chow from a truck


Michelle Krichel and son Skye serving up some South African delights.
Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d451039
BUNNY chow, bobotie and biltong are among the tasty delights on offer in Perth’s first South African food truck.
Michelle Krichel and son Skye serving up some South African delights. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d451039 BUNNY chow, bobotie and biltong are among the tasty delights on offer in Perth’s first South African food truck.

Currently parked at Curtin University, Pepper (Steak) Tree represents eight months of fun for truck owner Michelle Krichel.

Originally from Johannesburg where she operated a bed and breakfast and restaurant, Mrs Krichel spent years travelling the globe before settling in Perth six years ago.

“I’ve always been into food and I had a business in South Africa,” she said.

Last July, Pepper (Steak) Tree was launched, putting Mrs Krichel on the road to sell her wares, which have been delighting crowds as far as Toodyay.

“You get to be mobile in a food truck and Perth has so many markets that we get plenty of opportunities to introduce South African food to people,’ Mrs Krichel said.

“Food vans are so interactive and customers can see you cook and have a chat.”

Mrs Krichel said her slow cooked lamb curry – bunny chow – was a dark horse dish that had become her most popular.