What is it? A Korean-influenced taco and quesadilla shop just a few doors down from
Brothers Kebab has popped up bringing yet more street food to the area.
Opened by the Vietnamese American who ran the recently-closed Toby, another
tiny take-away place on Gaoan Lu, this new and updated snack shop features an
expanded menu and a small counter seating area.
How does it work? Walk right in and order off the laminated menu. The small kitchen in back
is neat and orderly and you can watch them whipping up your tacos, sandwiches
and fresh juices.
What's on the menu? Asian tacos come in pulled pork, chicken, sesame tofu and Cajun shrimp, all running 23-32RMB. The
soft taco wrap is actually an Indian paratha style bread, which manages to be
both moist and flaky. All the tacos come stuffed with handfuls of toppings
including shredded lettuce, red cabbage, carrot, cucumber and cilantro. We
loved the soft shredded pork filling but our favourite is the juicy Cajun
shrimp with its sriracha heavy dressing lending an intense chilli kick.
on the short menu are quesadillas, which are basically the same as the ones
from Toby, our favourite is the spicy, Mexican beef chilli version with kidney
beans (30RMB). He's also introduced a dessert variety, Anna banana quesadilla
with peanut butter (25RMB). Sandwiches, which marry the style of Vietnamese
banh mi with Korean flavours, include grilled chicken with pickle, carrot,
kimchee and house mayo for 38RMB.
there's the fried potato section offering 'Korean poutine' (kimchi fries with
pulled pork, 28RMB) and the delectable Caribbean style sweet potatoes (25RMB).
These crispy strips come paired with a housemade chipotle tarragon mayonnaise
for dipping and are easily the best sweet potato fries we've tried in this
drinks there are the same very affordable made-to-order fresh juices (15-23RMB)
like carrot, apple, ginger and orange pear.
We say Korean style tacos sold from food trucks were all the
rage in California and New York in recent years, now Shanghai has its very own
purveyor. This tiny shop with friendly service is a very welcome entrant to the
Changle Lu strip with its affordable prices and tasty, fresh recipes.
Dixie 688 Changle Lu, near Fumin
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