Friday, April 30, 2010

The Food Pyramid

You'll notice tacos at the top of the food pyramid (that is if you don't count Visa and MasterCard). Hamburgers are at the bottom.

Went to six taco trucks in the treasure valley today. I'm not hungry.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tacos Mobile Primo

I'm not sure why I do not frequent this truck more frequently. Visiting a truck once or twice in three years can hardly be called frequenting. I refrequented TMP yesterday as part of my taco truck tour with the previously mention Actual Food Writer (AFW).

As you can clearly see these tacos look delicious and as I could clearly taste, they were delicious. The carnitas (can be seen above at 4 o'clock) had large chunks of pork and pork fat. I am struggling with how to describe fat in a way that will make you hungry... The fat was full of flavor and practically melted in my mouth.
The adobada and the pastor tacos (10 and 12 o'clock respectively) were only differentiated by the pineapple compote on the pastor. They were both tasty. Tacos are $1.20 at TMP. Overall the AFW and I agreed that the tacos at Tacos Mobile Primo were the best of the three trucks we sampled.
The other truck not mentioned in the last post was El Torito. I will still frequent (today's word of the day) El torito partly because it is behind a store (of the same name) that is a great place to pick up cucumber popsicles, Ibarra chocolate, and corn tortillas. Also the truck is conveniently located near Bill's studio. Do not spend too much time trying to figure out who Bill is.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Taco truck trip with an actual food writer

An important thing to know when visiting taco trucks in Idaho is that most are closed on Sundays. But not Taco's El Rey #2. The actual food writer and I tried carne asada, adobada (marinated pork) and lengua tacos. And we also tried tostada de mariscos (shrimp tostada) $3. As you might guess, all the tacos were good. Really good and as usual, $1 each. The tostada was also good but shrimp tostadas hold no mystery for me. The ingredients are exactly what you see: canned bay shrimp, pico de gallo, avocado on a crispy corn tortilla. All good things, but tacos have meat that is seasoned, I might even say expertly seasoned. For fun I'll even add mysteriously seasoned.
More trips planned with the food writer. Next time we will go on a weekday when more trucks are open.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Taco Technique

An associate showed me his technique for dealing with excess taco filling. As you know if you have ever eaten tacos from a taqueria, each taco is served with 2 tortillas. My associate saves one of the tortillas from his last (usually forth or fifth) taco and makes another taco with the filling left on the plate. Brilliant. No plastic fork required.