Each week, I'll be visiting a different food truck and reviewing one of their items. Know of a particular food truck I should move to the top of my list? Let me know in the comments section.
This week, I made a stop by Fusion Taco at the Urban Harvest City Hall Market. It was my first time there, and I was overwhelmed by the abundance of booths selling and sampling all kinds of goodies. If I hadn't been on my lunch break, I might have found myself lounging by the reflection pool, shoveling Houston Dairymaids cheeses into my mouth for hours.
But since I had to get back to the office, I was there for one thing and one thing only -- a specialty chicken masala taco. I'd seen the announcement on Twitter and taken off faster than a mongoose.
The line was decent. I thought I was beating the rush by arriving right at eleven (when they open), but nope. I was wrong. I can only imagine what the folks at the Haute Wheels Festival went through. My wait was a mere 15 minutes, but when you're traveling at mongoose-like speeds, you work up quite an appetite. I was hungry.
Now, if you're familiar with tikka masala, you probably know that it doesn't exactly look appetizing. But don't let that fool you. It's quite delicious. And Fusion Taco's was a hit -- large chunks of roasted chicken in a creamy spiced curry sauce with tomatoes and cucumber, topped with raita (a yogurt sauce), and served on grilled naan bread. YUM.
I can't handle too much spice (I know, I'm a weakling), but this was just the right amount. Plus, with that cooling raita sauce, it was the perfect balance -- delicious.
If you have a hankering for Fusion Taco, find out where the truck is located and hit 'em up. Fusion's Facebook and Twitter feeds will keep you updated on its whereabouts. As for how fast you get there, you're on your own.
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