Domo Arigato Mr Fish Taco (DomoTaco Review – Moving Target)

Domo Taco Logo!

My relationship with DomoTaco started roughly four months ago when I was not yet writing of my taco exploits.  I was walking to my office, a route I had traveled quite often, when this mysterious greenish-yellow food truck with a funny little ninja turd logo was parked on 21st St. between 7th and 6th Avenue.  Being the mature individual that I am, I was immediately attracted to said little ninja turd, and couldn’t take my eyes off it.  As I approached, I realized it wasn’t a turd at all.  In fact it was a taco (I just realized about five minutes ago its a fish taco) complete with a bandana and a mustache!  While I generally don’t like mustaches on my taco, I was still intrigued enough to return later that day and grab what turned out to be some seriously delicious Teriyaki Steak tacos and an order of Japanese Nacho Tots (tater tots with nacho cheese, pico de gallo, okinomi sauce, Japanese mayo, nori and shaved bonito).  I was in heaven.  Conceptually, fusion tacos was something alien to me, that is unless you count late night college munchies.  Japanese and Mexican cooking styles have a few similarities, but they are definitely different enough in terms of flavors that this could go horribly wrong, thankfully it walked the line between genius and insanity like a champ and I decided without a shadow of a doubt I would be returning.

But then, as mysteriously as it had entered my life, DomoTaco vanished seemingly never to return to The Flatiron District.

Fast forward four months and I happen to notice my old Turd Taco buddy in Union Square West.  Thank god there was a Hot97 Street team gathering a rather large crowd on the block, because without that distraction my giddy screaming and jumping up and down might have been a bit embarrassing.  Then again, this did happen in Union Square so it probably wouldn’t have even cracked the top 5 weirdest things going on in the vicinity.

Without further adieu, here are my thoughts on my, at least personally, highly anticipated sophomore Domo Taco experience:

Carnitas Taco, Veg Taco, Fish Tempura Taco (From Left To Right)

Carnitas Taco – This was probably the best of the lot, but then again when is the pork-related taco not the best of the lot?  The meat was a little sweeter than I typically like but I was definitely impressed with the overall taste.  I also think this taco lent itself best to the ‘fusion’ concept.  The Char siu pulled pork was definitely slow-cooked with care, and the accompaniments (Monterey Jack cheese, hot sauce, queso fresco and pico de gallo) all played their part well.

Fish Tempora Taco – I’m a big fan of beer battered fish, and they definitely use a quality batter here.  I would have liked to have been able to taste the fish a little more, but I would still give two thumbs up to this taco.  The pico, queso fresco and hot sauce were the same as the Carnitas taco, and the miso slaw was delicious to the point where I wouldn’t complain about having a full side of it as well.  My only question about this taco is the fact that they call it ‘baja’ style.  It didn’t necessarily fit that descriptor if you ask me, even if it was still a strong fish taco.

Veg Taco – Probably the most interesting conceptually.  The vegetarian option came with Asian black beans, edamame guacamole, queso fresco and hot sauce.  Black bean tacos are a personal favorite, and the edamame guacamole was interesting as well.  Overall this was definitely a great option for any vegetarians out there looking for an new twist on a veggie taco.

In closing, Asian Fusion taco trucks seem to be popping up all over the place.  I’ve only actually sampled a few of them, but if this is what can be expected from this particular style blend, its definitely a taco sub-genre worth exploring!

- Taco Slut

Between The Tortilla:

Carnitas Taco
Char siu pulled pork
Monterey Jack Cheese
Pico De Gallo
Queso Fresco
Hot Sauce

Fish Tempura Taco
Baja style beer batter fish
Miso Slaw
Pico De Gallo
Queso Fresco
Hot Sauce

Veg Taco
Asian black beans,
Edamame Guacamole
Queso Fresco
Hot Sauce

Domo Taco (moving target, check the twitter for location)

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Carnitas Taco, Veg Taco, Fish Tempura Taco (From Left to Right)

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