Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Taco Truck

Seattle doesn't have much of a street food culture. Perhaps it's because of the rainy weather. There are a few taco trucks, gyro stands, and hotdog venders but not nearly as many as the other "big" cities. As far as I'm concerned Seattle is the hub of the Pacific Northwest. It's not nearly as large or populated as New York or LA, but what it lacks in density it more than makes up for it in cultural diversity. Also, I think the strict regulations put upon our street food venders make it very difficult for most of them to operate successfully. Thankfully some of these delicious kitchens on wheels manage to stick around. One of my favorites is Taqueria La Pasadita. It's located right next to the city sized Northgate Mall in the parking lot of a gas station and a McDonalds. Everytime I go there I'm amazing by these people who choose to eat a McCardboard burger over a delicious fresh Mexican meal (for the same price even).
Everytime I go to La Pasadita I have to get at least a few tacos, one of their amazing tortas, and some of the best refried beans I have ever had. This time I got a few tacos de carnitas (carnitas is braised or roasted pork shoulder), some adobada tacos (pork marinaded in vinegar, oregano, and a spicy chili sauce), a torta de pollo (a Mexican sandwich with spicy marinaded chicken and avocado), and some refried beans and Mexican rice. I usually bring it home to eat and the whole car ride back I have to control myself so I don't start eating and wind up with a lap full of steaming hot beans. My only complaint is that I wish it was closer to my home. Until that happens though I'll just have to deal with the 15 minute car ride with my delicious tacos taunting me. It's not that I'm lazy, I'm just really hungry.


Nora B. said...

Taco truck! How cool! I want one of those in Sydney. Here, we have Harry’s Café de Wheels, a late night pie cart, which is a quintessential Sydney icon:

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