Okay, I wiLL be the first to admit that I am no fish taco connoisseur. In fact, I don’t even reaLLy like fish tacos unLess they are the fake fish tacos — ya know, the un-fried versions.
Why don’t I like fish tacos? Because normaLLy they’re super greasy, the batter’s too thick and it tastes like last week’s cooking oiL and 2-day-oLd fish. And, up untiL recentLy, that’s been my onLy point of reference.
I haven’t seen my friend Jeni in a whiLe, so I made an exception when she invited me out for some fish tacos. To be honest, I just wanted to see her FACE, and if it meant eating something I find kinda sorta nasty, I’m aLways down to take one for the team. I mean, I’ve eaten worse. And I’ve been known to eat perfectLy good Oreos out of the garbage. (When they’ve been prematureLy thrown away and aren’t touching anything rotting or rancid – I SWEAR!) So traditionaLLy fried fish tacos were no biggie.
They just weren’t anything to write home about.
Oh, dude, how can I describe it? HonestLy, it was truLy a magicaL experience. Have you ever eaten something and expected for it to taste BLAH and instead have it be OHMYFRIGGINJEHOVAHSWITNESSWHATISTHIS?!!! In a good way.
Man I am no fan of fried food, but when it comes to those bubbLes, oh, I am in trubbLes. It’s crispy, not crunchy, light and not greasy — and it’s just got this incredibLe, savory, umami fLavor that contrasts so dericiousLy with the miLd, light…buh, white fish. (I think it was cod, but I’m not 100% sure.)
Who is HE??? Meh! I don’t know for sure, but I’m going to assume his name’s Ricky because the name of the stand is “Ricky’s Fish Tacos.” HE HAZ TWITTERFEED. And you can foLLow him HERE because he’s not aLways parked outside that T-MobiLe.
HopefuLLy this inspires Papi/UncLeRoy/Chef to make his own version of fish tacos in our KoGi kitchen. Mmmm… can you imagine? Koreana tacos de pescado?
Love and tacos,
P.S. Oh yeah! It’s just one tortiLLa, but it’s bigger than the standard LA corn tortiLLa. Rest assured, these tortiLLas are SOFT and…suppLe. Yes. SUPPLE!!!