22 (Tue) December 2015
Fish + Octopus + Shrimp Tacos
at Little Baja
with HSK, JJ, SWK, CC
The Prodigal Son Returns for Xmas, Day 7 (see previously 6.350 Nanja Wans).
In Seoul. Here through Christmas. Going back on the 26th with the family to Manila, where we’ll finish out the year.
Dinner with the guys, whom I haven’t seen in nearly a year (see most recently 5.359 Jaengban Ban).
The tacos were very good, a tad shy of excellent. Texturally sound in every bite : tender yellow corn tortillas; lightly battered, delicately deep-fried chunks of seafood; razor-thin cabbage and minced salsa. However, the flavor of the main component didn’t really come through, each taco tasting pretty much like the next, discernible only by different mouthfeel : fish = fluffy, octopus = chewy, shrimp = plushy. Overall quite satisfying.
Not as exciting as the new-fangled options at the original Vatos (see generally 3.181 Kimchi Carnitas Fries), better than the poorly constructed knock-offs at the Vatos branch in Galleria (see generally 3.328 Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos).