Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taco Truck

Finally, the taco truck was in the city today. So I walked half way across the city to finally give these tacos a try!

I was greated with a windy allyway and a super long line. Since I already spent the last 35 min walking to this allyway, I was not going to give up that easily.

Fish Taco

Fish batter is nice and the fish is fluffy inside - it is not a crispy batter though. I think this works well for the taco to give it a consistent texture. However some people might like the crunch to add a different dimension so personal preference. Taco wrapping was very nice, not too toasted  and not too thick either. It holds the excellent dressing well (and the ok salad mix). Flavour combination is very nice, and you could easily down 2 or 3 of these fish tacos.



Potato Taco

Very interesting concept with hard shell made from potato and filled with soft potato, coleslaw and ricotta cheese and topped with green salsa. The flavours in this one was definitely different and a bit more intense. The combination of different textures are done brilliently, I do recommend you try this if you ever visit the taco truck.

Chicken Taco

Very simply fillings but very so yummy. Grilled chicken with sweet corn, spinach leaves and chopotle mayo. Sweetness from the corn then juicy chicken bits....Like the Fish taco, I wanted seconds.

Nachos

These were home made and nothing like the stuff you find in the supermarket. Served with guacamole, it was super crispy and crunchy. Only downside is I wish they also served salsa.


Sadly, they were out of chicken skins when I ordered but I do intend to try them next time I see the truck.

Overall 14/20 Satisfying, cheap meal. If you know the truck is nearby, make sure you check them out

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Naked for Satan


I've seen this name pop up a bit over the years and quite a few friends have mentioned it. So when my partner said we were going there for a midweek date night, I got super excited. This place is really a bar with tapas (they call it pintxos) that works on an honesty system. There is an array of pintxos on the bar and each of them will have a toothpick. How it works is that you help yourself to whatever you like and the bill is calculated at the end based on how many toothpicks you have. It's not expensive at all, lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Sun-Wed is $1 per toothpick and all other times it's $2 a toothpick.

There was a nice selection but I'll start off with my favorite, the squid ink with calamari. Strong robust flavours from the risoni is paired nicely with the calamari. 


Then there was also the cauliflower spread with prawn and finished with garlic. Very creamy but then a hint of meaty and freshness from the prawn.


The eggplant chip with blue cheese and honey; and the chili cashew and capsicum with eggplant is also worth the mention.


What you see on the bar is not the full selection, during the night waiters will wander to your table and offer you hot pintxos too, these may include chorizo croquette, grilled Parmesan and mascapone with cherry tomatoes, meatball with Parmesan, veal schnitzel and chorizo with caramelised onions.

This is bar, so I thought I would give the watermelon, mint vodka a shot. I was not disappointed. Fresh, fruity flavours that was not watered down. 


Overall I can see why people rave on about it. The food is decent and the alcohol is fairly priced. I can see myself coming back here. 15/20




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