March 24, 2010

(Real) Taco Night

Last night I cooked dinner. I've decided to try to come home a bit earlier and cook at least once a week. And also run. But that is a different post. Anyway, I've wanted to make tacos for a while, so that is what I did last night.

The big deal for me was making tortillas from scratch. I found a recipe online and went for it. I did burn the tortillas, and they were a bit small (I cut the portions in half and still had leftovers) and a bit stiff, but edible. And good. And kind of fun to make. I also got an avocado, cut that up, a yellow pepper (need some color), a head of lettuce, hamburger, and mixed seafood. Also some great jalepeno cheese. I made a bunch of cheesy mixed seafood, which was great, and standard hamburger meat for the taco (also great - but could have used some cheese) and away we went.

I think we both ate a bit much, but it was fun, and R. was suprised that Taco night didn't involve octopus.



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Re: (Real) Taco Night
What's not to love about Taco Night..... WHOA.. you did the Tortillas from scratch? That takes patience and perseverance.
Posted 12 years, 2 months ago by Girl Japan • @wwwReply
Re: (Real) Taco Night
It was a lot easier than I expected. I need to get a rolling pin though, shaping the tortillas by hand took a while.
Posted 12 years, 2 months ago by fuguTabetai • @wwwReply
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hehe, that's right ,there are two dishes here: "taco rice" which is the japanese version of a mexican taco, they put the flavored meat, cheese, lettuce and salsa on top of... white sushi rice. It's pretty good though!
then there's 'tako meshi' (meshi means also rice btw ;)) which is ... sweet&soysauce flavored octopus mixed with ... white sushi rice. ;)
don't get them confused!

Posted 12 years, 2 months ago by Kyra • • • Reply
Re: (Real) Taco Night
Also, if your Japanese partner is anything like mine, Mexican Rice (with refried beans possibly) is not even a real rice dish.
Posted 12 years, 2 months ago by fuguTabetai • @wwwReply

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