Tacos Tacos Fusion Tacos! – for A

Couple of months ago, my Facebook just *had* to remind me of one of those old posts from 10 years ago. I think it went something along the lines “take some time to reflect on yourself from X years ago!” *insert that embarrassing picture here*.  Usually when FB reminds me of posts from couple of years ago, they are nice and semi-nostalgic; but no Facebook, I would not like to be reminded me of how cringy I was back in high school. Honestly, some of the posts weren’t that horrendous. But here and there, there would be some passive aggressive super immature posts that just screamed LG! I constantly shuddered as I took some decent amount of time to click through every post to make the visibility option “only me”. But I mean it seems like I’m not the only one with cringy posts. It’s something a lot of us go through right?

Now is one of my oldest friends from high school who is pretty much like a live Facebook update, except not annoying and less cringy.

“Remember back when you dated….” she would ALWAYS remind me.

“And when we made him believe that…” oh god not that story again.

“What happened to the other dude?” what other dude? How do you even remember all their names?

Although these stories are just as cringe-worthy as my Facebook posts I desperately needed to get rid of, she makes the stories entertaining and nostalgic. Facebook doesn’t.

We’ve been doing our annual catch-up nights at bars in the past but this year we decided to stay in with Fuggles and Warlock’s 2L Agent Orange IPA Growler and some Coronas. Since she is a crazy protein fanatic and specifically wanted fusion style cuisine, I decided to experiment a little bit with different taco styles. Note that this is NOT an authentic recipe (well obviously, the goal was to achieve different fusion style mixed together). I do admit nothing beats authentic corn tortilla when it comes to tacos but this was a pretty interesting experiment and made a pretty decent party tray!

For the tortilla – the tortilla recipe below is more similar to Garlic Naan. Think of a very thin garlic naan.

For the toppings – I made Pho, Kimchi Pork Belly, Mexican Pork Carnita, and Greek Yogurt Chicken.


Pork Carnita Taco – I mean I’m making tacos after all so I had to keep one somewhat close to authentic.

Greek Yogurt Chicken – to ease off the palate from all the spices!

Kimchi Pork Belly Taco – because Korean Mexican food has been receiving all the hypes recently, why not?

Pho Taco – this was inspired by the pho fries I got from Richmond Night Market. Frankly speaking, it’s really not like pho but the concept just resembles it.

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Garlic Tortilla Tacos
  1. Proof yeast by dissolving yeast and sugar in 250ml of warm water (35C or as directed by the manufacturer). Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Combine rest of the ingredients together. Kneed well until the dough no longer feels too sticky on the hand. Add flour or more water to achieve play-dough-like consistency. Cover the dough with a towel or a lid and let it sit for 30 minutes until the dough has proofed (enlarged in size).
  3. Punch down the dough and kneed for another 5 minutes. Roll out the dough on a heavily floured surface until it is approximately 1/8 inch thin then cut them into desired size using a cookie cutter (I used a cup).
  4. Slightly grease non-stick pan (not greasing it works as well). Cook the tortilla for about a minute until it becomes puffy. Flip it over and cook the other side for another minute or so until it has browned.
Recipe Notes

Pho Taco: cooked beansprouts, cooked beef brisket, diced onions, chopped cilantro, a dash of hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce and mayo.

Kimchi Pork Belly Taco: fried kimchi (fry kimchi in olive oil for a minute or two), pan fried pork belly, dried sea weed (I used dried kale for this occasion), finely chopped green onions & finely diced onions

Greek Yogurt Chicken Taco: Greek yogurt marinated chicken, roasted mini bell peppers, finely diced onions and tzatziki sauce

Pork Carnita Taco: Pressure-cooked pork carnita, diced onion, cilantro & lime

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