Fusion Food can Bite Me

Oh Hell No!

Oh Hell No!

WTF? Seriously WTF? Asian Tacos? What the hell is wrong with people? I love Mexican food and I love Chinese food. I know let’s mix them together. I assume this is the thought process that drives this new trend toward fusion cuisine. I call it the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup syndrome. Recall the old commercial where two guys are in a car accident and one guy was eating PB and the other guy was eating chocolate and after the crash they complain “Hey you got your chocolate in my peanut butter. And you got your peanut butter in my chocolate.” Poof, instant candy treat.

I remember when I was a kid there was a Mexican/Vietnamese restaurant nearby. How the hell that every materialized is beyond me but even they had the common human decency not to mix the two on the same damned plate. Maybe fusion cuisine was a result of a mixed order or two waiters crashing into each other in the kitchen Peanut Butter Cup style.

I call bullshit. Tacos are already the perfect food (Along with burritos) and don’t need any sacrilegious gastronomic miscegenation. The only thing, the ONLY thing, that goes great with everything is bacon. Unlike Nachos and Caesar Salad, which were invented by accident and still managed not to mix different food cultures, something like an “Asian Taco” is an abomination. And no, I didn’t try it. The people running this food truck thought that adding Siracha to a normal taco was somehow fusion enough. They are both lazy and bastardizing a perfectly good taco; although I do like Siracha.

And don’t start with this crap about how Tex-Mex is fusion. It’s not.

What’s next Spaghetti a la General Tso’s? Stir fried meatloaf? Sauerkraut Kabobs? McKung Pao? Whatever. Do what you want but leave my tacos alone.

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