Oct 11, 2011

Unusual Tacos

Good food is not about how much we spend for a meal. A fancy restaurant does not guarantee a great meal. The other day, my friend and I stumbled upon this little place that served the most unusual tacos. Normally I thought of tacos as those from Taco Bell, really nothing to write home about. Now there are something to write home about. The taco on the right is a grilled octopus taco and the one on right is pork belly taco. How unique right?! Trust me these were so good I practically wolfed it down. Usually I eat like a bird, with these, vulture would be a good description.
Pork belly normally is not on my eating list due it high fat content, but pickled radish and carrot balanced so perfectly with the salty pork belly. I salivate just thinking about this....
Who heard of grilled octopus, right? Ah.... sooooooo good. It is truly a pleasure when one finds a good little eatery by accident. If you are in the Costa Mesa area, give Taco Asylum, located at the Camp, a visit. I trust you will not regret it. What is the most unusual taco you have ever tried?

12 comments:

  1. Octopus is so yummy :)
    The tacos are makign me hungry!! hehe

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  2. The pork belly taco sounds a bit like the taco version of a Vietnamese sandwich!

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  3. Sadly finding a GOOD normal taco in Chicago is tough as it is, so finding abnormal ones is just as hard. My fave I've had recently though is rock shrimp tacos. So delicious!

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  4. @Lisa: You are right, I had something similar at Anqi before. There is a similar snack in Taiwan with braised pork belly. Hm... yum.

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  5. ooh this looks delish!

    oh yes - i know what snack you are talking about with the braised pork belly, it's SO good!

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  6. YUM. That looks delish! I love pork belly!

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  7. Looks delicious.

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  8. That grilled octopus taco sounds yummy!!!

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  9. Wow those sound positively drool worthy! Actually, I'm wiping the drool off as we speak.

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