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.

Except that they WERE.

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.

From what I’m toLd, it is seasoned w/ oregano, saLt and pepper and set aside overnight with a littLe baking soda to make sure that it’LL be extra light and crispy once he fries it.

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.)

Then he crowns the crispy, moist, meLt-in-your-mouth fish with reaLLy thin sLivers of supa-fresh cabbage and some brightLy-fLavored pico de gaLLo.  Oh, but he’s not done with you yet!

It’s finished w/ a swizzLe of crema and this reaLLy awesome BROWN SALSA I FORGET THE NAME FOR. But I do remember that he made it with roasted tomates and jalapeños!

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.

GRASHUS to Jeni, D and Susan for the bombass tip, food and company.

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!!!


0 Responses to BEST FISH TACOS EVERRRRR!!!!1one

  1. susan says:

    hi alice! thanks again for the tacos! very sweet of you. fish or shrimp tacos with kimchi sounds really good actually. hmm, perhaps this will be a home kitchen experiment.

  2. Julia says:

    I was just wondering tonight if fish tacos would ever come to kogi – would love to try it – thanks!

  3. spicy korean fish tacos topped with that nice soy sauce/green onion relish used for kal gook soo… mmm.

  4. Most of the time I do not post on blogs, but I would like to mention that this post really forced me to do so. Really nice post!

  5. Carly says:

    What an awesome way to explain this-now I know eveyrtihng!

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