As I mentioned on Jan 1st, along with Blogathon, I am starting this year with Blogging Marathon and the first week theme is American Street Food. :-) I count say no to that them. I have been to other states of US, but never ventured about the food much. So the three dishes that I am planning to do will be California’s street food which I am more familiar with. :-)
So coming to Californian food, you can see a lot of Mexican influence and in SFO bay you can find a lot of fusion food too. Our favorite hangout place is University Avenue in Palo Alto. You can find Indian fusion, Umami burgers, crepes, Burmese, Thai and what not. Summer evenings are the perfect time. Listening to the music bands and having food is always bliss. For typical Tamil Nadu food, you have south bay where you can find Murugan Idly Kadai, Aachi’s aapa kadai, Madras Cafe, Saravana Bhavan, Komala Vilas and more. El Camino Real in Santa Clara is known for its food places. :-)
Besides fast foods and restaurants, food trucks are very popular here. I love food trucks and especially Taco trucks. Food trucks have their own schedule and they post well ahead where they are going to be and you can plan accordingly. One of my favorite food trucks is 333. It’s a taco truck and they do fusion tacos like Paneer Tikka Taco and Korean Tofu tacos. I love these two tacos very much. Today’s dish is going to be Korean BBQ style taco. Basically the Korean sauce is sweet and spicy. It’s a great combo with the tacos and Kiddo’s loves this dish very much.
The base vegan bbq sauce recipe is taken from here. I slightly modified the version and went with what I had. But I am using silken tofu so that I can crumble it easily. You can always opt for extra firm tofu too.
American Street Food - Food Truck Tacos
- Soy sauce – 3 tbsp
- Rice vinegar – 1 tsp
- Mirin – 2 tsps
- 3 cloves garlic, minced fine and crushed
- Ketchup – 2 tbsp
- Maple syrup – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
- Hot Sauce – 1 tsp (I used red chilly sauce)
- Silken Tofu block – 1 block (Crumbled)
- Tacos – 5 (I used store-bought ones)
- Green onions – chopped 2 tbsps
- Butter lettuce – a handful for each tacos
- Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
- Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, garlic, ketchup, maple syrup, sugar, sesame oil and hot sauce with the silken tofu.
- Bake this mixture for 25 minutes. As you use silken tofu, it will be little soggy. As I don’t prefer try tacos I went with this option.
- Now warm the tacos and spread the lettuce first and then add 2 to 3 tbsps of tofu mixture and sprinkle the green onions.
- That’s it. Yummy Korean style tacos are all ready.
Submitting this post for Blogging Marathon #48 – A 3 day marathon for 4 weeks
Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging marathoner doing BM#48