A Rabbi, a Latke, and a Brisket walk into a Taco Truck and Takosher, "The Chosen Taco" is born, baptized, then circumcised...
Just when you thought there was nothing more to love than the juxtaposition of high quality ingredients from a rolling street vendor, Takosher swoops in and breaks a delicious dish in your drooling face...
Ok, ok, I'll stop with the 1 liners, but I gotta say, the fact that the jewish-mexican fusion food has been certified "ritually pure" by Rabbi Kelemer, makes me wanna scream "holy guacamole!" (Did this last one make you wanna say "Ole" or "Oy Vey"?).
Enough with the fluff and onto, as Alec Baldwin puts it in Along Came Polly, "Mazel, Mazel, Good Things."
- rivaling Kogi, so sweet 'n tender The Original Brisketaco with Chili Sauce, Sauerkraut & Raisins ($3.50)
- sweet fried bliss The Original Latketaco with 3 Types of Potatoes, Cilantro, Onions & Spicy Apple Jalapeno Chutney ($3.50)
- refreshing, zesty Jicama Salad with Chopped Carrots & Cucumber (2 taco combo + chips + salad for $6.50)
When I asked the truck server how big the tacos were and he answered 1.5 to 2 inches, he wasn't kidding. Good thing my hand model was MIA for the day, 'cuz there was NO WAY I was sharing these avante-garde taco treats.
First of all, Brisket in a Taco? So simple, yet so genius. (My Jewish friend Jackie who dies for Mexican food is probably super jealous she left LA.) The meat tastes like sweet smokey BBQ and the Diced Onions give it a sharp bite, while the Sauerkraut & Cilantro give it some tang.
The Latke Taco is surprising – perfectly crispy & crunchy on the outside, fluffy & soft on the inside. And right when you dive in, the Cinnamon in the finely chopped Apple Jalapeno Chutney leaps at your nose.
The Jicama Salad must be scooped up with the Tortilla Chips. Bite advice – add some Lime. But on it's own, it's cooling with a touch of vinegar, and balances the sweet flavors of the 2 tacos well.
Tomorrow & Saturday, Takosher will not be rolling as they're closed in observance of Simchat Torah & Shabbat. But they'll be open on Sunday from 11am - 6pm for the Jewish County Fair at the Shalom Institute off Mulholland. Follow the truck @Takosher on Twitter for details.
(I thought I'd spare you by not making another joke and finish on a L'Chayim note ;)