Komodo Food Truck chef & Le Cordon Bleu alum, Erwin Tjahyadi, uses a unique and unlikely blend of ingredients to create French & Asian fusion Tacos, Fries, and Meatballs. While the flavors may leave you feeling like, "What just happened in my mouth?" you can taste the love that went into preparing the high quality fish & steak that are cooked to perfection.The Grubdown:
- short, fat & plump Komodo 2.0 Taco with Seared Skirt Steak, Jalapeno Aioli & Southwest Corn Salad ($3)
- fresh, sweet watery, left me wanting more Fish 'n Grapes Taco with Deep-fried Alaskan Cod & Fresh Grape Salad ($3)
- perfect cut, can't put 'em down, salty, cheesy Truffle Fries with Italian Truffle Oil & Parmesan Cheese ($5)
The hand model & I finally made it to the Miracle Mile Art Walk this past weekend where we stumbled upon the Komodo Truck. I'd been waiting to try them for what seemed like ages, so I was pleasantly delighted about this happenchance.
I started with the popular & highly recommended Komodo 2.0 Taco. First off let me tell you that these tacos are rather small in size, but uberly packed to the brim. So be prepared with tons of napkins and carefully plan your angle of attack as the food will most likely explode in epic proportions. The thin strips of Skirt Steak are ever so juicy and tender with Cilantro spice and everything nice. I definitely wish there was more steak to enjoy, since the massive, overpowering Corn Salad with Tomatoes & Pickled Radish sent me on Skirt Steak & Jalapeno Aioli treasure hunt.
On to the Fish 'n Grapes Taco. First of all that just sounds wack. But if you're a fried fish lover and are having a serious craving, you'll stop at nothing to feed it. The Deep-fried Alaskan Cod is definitely cooked to perfection – moist and flaky on the inside, light and fluffy on the outside without too much "fry." The Grape Salad is kind of like a cole slaw – a little creamy, a little sweet, and a little watery from all the juices flowing. The Grapes are plump and HUGE – probably the biggest I've ever had – and are sliced lengthwise in quarters. All in all, the experience is fresh catch wack-a-licious.
The Truffle Fries are seriously addictive – Parmesan Cheese, thick Salt Crystals, drizzled with White Truffle Oil, then cut into perfect hand-grabbing, mouth-crunching width. One might be tempted to eat the whole side alone, especially since Komodo's tacos are rather small in size, but still packed with high quality ingredients (hence the $3, not $2, price.)