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If Only: Food That Needs Just a Little Adjustment

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If Only: Food That Needs Just a Little Adjustment

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small h | | Jul 28, 2010 08:07 PM

So I've been walking around snacking like a crazy person of late. And I keep eating things that are *almost* there. Fer instance: the fish tacos at Snack Dragon. Awesome value, big sloppy mess of ingredients, perfect for on-the-way-home-from-drinking. Except the tortillas disintegrate, making the big sloppy mess-ness less charming. If only the Snack Dragon folks used stronger tortillas, perhaps like the ones served at La Lucha, which are from Tortilleria Nixtamal. I had La Lucha's Matematico V, with poblanos & cheese. Which was very good! And yet, it was just a bit too dainty, and too spicy. Maybe La Lucha could offer a slightly heftier portion and mix in some milder peppers, to tame the heat. But then they might run the risk of going too bland, the downfall of Baohaus' Uncle Jesse. The bao is very fine, the sauce excellent. And the tofu is, yikes, nearly tasteless, which tofu need not be. Just marinate the damn stuff, or something.

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