Friday, 4 May 2012
I know fish tacos do not sound very appetizing to some people but I just love them. I can remember the first time I heard of them I thought they would be gross. Needless to say I tried them and loved them. This week the "Nomads" were unable again to do an official lunch so I am going to give you some of my own views. This past thursday "M" and I attended a business lunch at Moxies and tonight my wife and I ate at State & Main. Both places serve fish tacos and so I am going to tell you about them. Fish tacos two days in a row, what a lucky guy I am. I have eaten the fish tacos at Moxies before and loved them. They follow the traditional style of a soft tortilla filled with a cole slaw, topped with the breaded and fried fish. Most of the flavor comes from the fish and the spices used on it. Of course there are the required condiments of hot sauce, salsa and limes to add for extra flavor. Tonight at State & Main they served their fish tacos slightly different. A soft wheat tortilla to start, filled with shredded lettuce, a couple of grape tomatos and then topped with the fish. Both places were really good but if I had to choose one I would say I preferred Moxies. I really liked their whole wheat tortillas (not very mexican tho') and the fish had more flavor. Well, maybe it wasn't that the fish had more flavor but there was more fish to taste. Much larger pieces. It seemed the tacos at S&M were a little light on the fish side and therefore lacked that explosion of flavor in every bite. If you have never tried fish tacos you must go to one of these restaurants and give them a try. Don't let the fish part scare you. They don't taste fishy at all. S&M uses Mahi Mahi which is a very mild white fish. Other places use cod or tilapia or other mild tasting fish. Be brave, give them a try. You won't be sorry. "J"