Monday, May 9, 2011
Weekend Eats Part 5/5: The Taco Truck
Elizabeth wanted three carnitas tacos. So I ordered five. Earlier in the day she'd picked up something at the store to take for her lunch today, but I'd forgotten to bring it with me from my parents' house. I was hoping she would forgive me if I got her extra tacos to take for her lunch. (She did.)
I was only going to get three tacos for myself, but once I got a whiff of the smells, I knew I needed more. I ordered three chicharron and three al pastor. Back at home I ate three of the tacos immediately, satisfying my hunger. Then I got out the Mexican sour cream from Cinco de Mayo and added it to one of the tacos, along with some hot Pico Pica sauce.
I've never added sour cream to a street taco before. And now I see I wasn't missing much. Sure, it tastes fine, but it cuts through the spice of the tacos too much. If you think these kind of tacos are too spicy - and I know a lot of people do - then you would probably enjoy a drop of crema Mexicana like this. But I did not.
I watched the Chicago-Atlanta game - it was a nice change to see an NBA team actually try hard, if you know what I'm saying - and a couple of other shows and went to bed, full from a weekend of good eating.
Posted by JustinM at 11:45 AM