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2010-03-11 05:57:56 PM  
CygnusDarius: OscarTamerz: If breakfast foods were TV shows bagels would be According to Jim.

What would be the culinary equivalent of Shasta?.


If you're referring to "Shasta McNasty" which ran from 1999-2000 and "starred" Jake Busey that would be the Filipino dish called balut. Balut is an embryonic chicken boiled in the shell and eaten whole with feathers and bones.

(new window)NSFLunch
 
2010-03-11 05:59:26 PM  
I realize that this is much more of an Austin kind of thread, but if you are in the Denver area, the steak and chorizo breakfast burrito at Burrito Express on Alameda, south of Green Mountain are something to experience. Ohhhh, the yumminess!
 
2010-03-11 06:04:25 PM  
OscarTamerz: CygnusDarius: OscarTamerz: If breakfast foods were TV shows bagels would be According to Jim.

What would be the culinary equivalent of Shasta?.

If you're referring to "Shasta McNasty" which ran from 1999-2000 and "starred" Jake Busey that would be the Filipino dish called balut. Balut is an embryonic chicken boiled in the shell and eaten whole with feathers and bones.

(new window)NSFLunch


Yes, I was referring to that show.

No, I won't click that link, I'm not a good mood for those links today.
 
2010-03-11 06:07:19 PM  
Oh, and the Argentinians have this:

www.mightysweet.com

/Choripan
//Basically it's a hotdog, but with chorizo instead of the weiner
///Yay chorizo!
 
2010-03-11 06:15:13 PM  
quackslikeaduck: oldass31: Austinite here saying that if you're in Austin and have a craving for breakfast tacos, you can't go wrong with "Juan in a Million" or "Mi Madre's".

Ken's Tacos on Cameron has pretty awesome breakfast tacos.


relcec: Ken's Taco's off east rundberg are good but more importantly they are huge.

Ken's taco's ranks supreme. What they lack in deliciousness over a few other resteruants they make up for in sheer size.
 
2010-03-11 06:48:25 PM  
I nominate Enchiladas y Mas.

The only thing I dislike about Pittsburgh, after living here for five years, is the poor Mexican food.

(And the bad signage. It's like I'm in Moscow.)
 
2010-03-11 06:50:32 PM  
Breakfast tacos... one of the few things I miss about Austin..

Why oh why does nobody make a breakfast taco in portland??
 
2010-03-11 06:51:03 PM  
Gonz: olddinosaur: Breakfast taquitos are not "Mexican" food, they were invented in San Diego in 1966.

By a Jewish woman of German descent?

//There are Mess'kins in San Diego.


Actually, Canadian bacon and Polish sausage make the best taquitoes.

Chorizo is too greasy.

In my home town, they had a "kitchen sink" taquito at the local Chinese deli, which had bacon, eggs, rice and just about everything else available. It is second place to Moody's Taquito Express however, a Tejano firm.

And while I am on the subject: Ever notice, the best "Italian" restaurants are always run by Greeks?
 
2010-03-11 06:57:11 PM  
CygnusDarius - technicolor-misfit: Chaghatai - gross - I'd much rather have my eggs on a belgian waffle than a tortilla.

Pair-o-Dice - I'd much rather have my eggs with some slices of Canadian bacon on a plain English muffin with hollandaise sauce.


Eh, to each their own.



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2010-03-11 07:00:02 PM  
technicolor-misfit: CygnusDarius - technicolor-misfit: Chaghatai - gross - I'd much rather have my eggs on a belgian waffle than a tortilla.

Pair-o-Dice - I'd much rather have my eggs with some slices of Canadian bacon on a plain English muffin with hollandaise sauce.

Eh, to each their own.


You're right... Fark is no place for jokes, needling, or snarky banter. We should all virtual cuddle and shower each other with positive affirmations.

Be well, my friend... I respect your opinions and admire your humanity. I hope each of your days is brighter than the one before. {HUGGGZZZZ}

:)

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Ok, you're starting to creep me out.
 
2010-03-11 07:03:03 PM  
Other unusual food facts:

"Texas" sausage is actually German sausage, and Chile con Carne is actually a Texas/German concoction, originally made of gulash soup with a lot of other stuff thrown in.

Taco Bell is doing a land office business in Mexico, and none of their food is native to that nation.

If you order "Wieners" in Frankfort, Germany, you will get the original version of a hot dog, strung together two by two with a thick skin like old-fashioned hot dogs used to have. However, if you go to Vienna (Which they spell "Wien") and order them, they will look at you like they don't know what you are talking about--this actually happened to me. You call them "Frankfurters" in Vienna, and vice versa.

"Mexican" food is actually better in Texas than in Mexico, and if you travel to Arizona it is completely different.

The best possible Mexican food is chili con queso, a mixture of chopped jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese. You eat it, and nothing happens at first, but then the "burn" sets in with a delayed reaction, forcing you to drink copious amounts of beer.
 
2010-03-11 07:16:10 PM  
Hey Austin Farkers.. Is Jim's BBQ out on 71 near bee caves still open? (Home of the 'purple pig' breakfast taco.)

Always wondered if it got absorbed by all that god-awful stip mall crap out there.
 
2010-03-11 07:25:28 PM  
olddinosaur: Actually, Canadian bacon and Polish sausage make the best taquitoes.

Chorizo is too greasy.


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2010-03-11 07:32:06 PM  
"Breakfast tacos/burritos" are utterly disgusting. If I wanted eggs, bacon, and hash browns, I'd eat it on a plate. If I wanted a burrito or taco for breakfast, I'd just get a regular burrito or taco. Who thought wrapping eggs and pork in a corn tortilla was a good idea?
 
2010-03-11 07:42:43 PM  
Kevbo2040: "Breakfast tacos/burritos" are utterly disgusting.

hcliberal.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-11 07:47:02 PM  
Kevbo2040: "Breakfast tacos/burritos" are utterly disgusting. If I wanted eggs, bacon, and hash browns, I'd eat it on a plate. If I wanted a burrito or taco for breakfast, I'd just get a regular burrito or taco. Who thought wrapping eggs and pork in a corn tortilla was a good idea?

Taquitoes do not come in a corn tortilla, they come in a flour tortilla.

\\\ Philistine.
 
2010-03-11 08:24:24 PM  
The place on S. College is Nueva Onda. Taco Taco in San Antonio already won the Best Tacos in America Award. The best taco I ever had was probably after 3am.
 
2010-03-11 08:28:56 PM  
People please.. all your arguments are invalid unless you add this..
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2010-03-11 08:39:24 PM  
Ah, how could I forget to mention Midnight Taco, even if (I believe) they went out of business?

When I lived in Austin (late 90's to early 00's), this was the ultimate in stoner cuisine. Call 'em up even in the wee hours of the morning and they'd drive their kitchen to your door and cook your order right there. Yeah, taco trucks aren't all that novel, but ones that deliver are.

img59.imageshack.us

Of course, that's when gas was cheap...
 
2010-03-11 08:51:56 PM  
Tacos in the morning, tacos in the evening. Tacos at Suppertime.
Be my little taco, so this song don't have to rhyme.


Well, it beats honey-coated sugar lumps.
 
2010-03-11 09:02:44 PM  
There is some Mexican and Mexicanish food I will not eat.

For example, though today it is made from ground pork, the way they used to make chorizo involved throwing a live pig in a wood chipper. And you couldn't make me eat an old style fajita with a gun pointed at me. El Paso cat meat.

Up until just a few years ago, nobody in their right mind ate pork south of the border. The only safe things to eat were tortillas, corn or wheat, and beans with lard and hot peppers. With some nasty-ass pulque to wash it down with. They should have made Gitmo prisoners drink pulque.
 
2010-03-11 09:17:35 PM  
An excellent, similar offering in certain regions, albeit fast-food in nature, are the Whataburger breakfast taquitos. They don't even need cheese, just a little picante.

Whenever I visit Dallas from the midwest, I grab a dozen to freeze and take home. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but they are amazing.... delicious to the point of sublime. I wish McD's or someone else would copy their recipe and bring it up here.

Not spamming, just spreading the gospel:
http://whataburger.com/browse_our_menu.php
 
2010-03-11 11:16:54 PM  
6 eggs, scrambled
5 servings of hashbrowns, browned and crispy
1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies (or habaneros if you're awesome like me)
1/2 onion, diced and sauteed
1/2 lb Chorizo, browned

mix, plop into a 12" flour tortilla, add cheese and/or pepper-sauce if inclined, eat.

Takes 20 minutes, tops. Feeds 3 very stoned people or 6 normal folk. Easily reheated and/or packed up to take to work for lunch.

/mmm... gonna make some tomorrow.
//you can thank me whenever.
 
2010-03-12 12:24:43 AM  
Carls Jr "everything" breakfast burrito ftw. If that doesnt work for you, get the dang breakfast burger...its a big bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg and crispy hash browns on it.

The a$$hole who invented it was later quoted saying something about a million dollars and sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads.

The contractors working on my house last year for six months preferred the burger to the burrito, but it was a real narrow margin. I think it cost me $10k extra due to workers slowing down, wanting to take naps, and a couple of random heart attacks.
 
2010-03-12 12:36:05 AM  
I fry the tortillas.
 
2010-03-12 01:39:28 AM  
Barbie Dream Hearse: Former Austinite here... I'm missing Starseeds like y'all wouldn't believe!

Turn your stereo up all the way, get a friend or family member to ignore you, and eat cold grease out of your shoe. It's about the same experience.

unicornparty: The place on S. College is Nueva Onda. Taco Taco in San Antonio already won the Best Tacos in America Award. The best taco I ever had was probably after 3am.

This thread has made me decide to go to Nueva Onda tomorrow, it's so damn good. Juan in a Million can suck it, I've had better tacos out of trucks. Really hot sauce doesn't equal tasty food.
 
2010-03-12 01:52:53 AM  
longtimecompanda: I've had better tacos out of trucks

Yeah some of the best AND worst cheap tacos you can get come out of taco trucks. You just gotta know where you're going before you commit, heh.
 
2010-03-12 03:12:11 AM  
Kaltros: Mmm.... Torchy's. "Life is good in the trailer park."

This. Torchy's FTW. Fond memories of my band's visit to Austin for SXSW last year included at least 2 Torchy's runs, multiple trips to Barton Springs, bikini-clad Japanese trombone-playing hotties, the Easy Star All-Stars, naked co-ed partying at the 20th St. Co-op, drunken marching-band shenanigans in East Austin...

/they put nice in the water there
//only way i can explain it
///dreams of opening up an austin-style breakfast taco joint here in chicago
////i need investors
 
2010-03-12 04:24:55 AM  
Yeah, I've had a few "breakfast tacos" of various persuasions, but mostly on the weekends to take to my weekend job.

On the whole, I prefer the 4 pack bacon BK breakfast shots, the bacon croisandwiches at Burger King, the bacon, egg and cheese biscuits at McDonalds or their new biscuits and gravy.

Week days, when I have the time, I'll just fix two eggs sunnyside up, grits and toast in which to dip into the egg yolks along with very strong, black coffee.
 
2010-03-12 11:56:01 AM  
Damn you. Damn you all to hell with your delicious Austin breakfast taco thread. Former Austinite here, relocated to Montgomery, Alabama where people insist that if it's served in a soft tortilla, then it's a burrito.

/Would kill for a migas taco
//Or just some fresh, fat tortillas
///Wished people here would stop calling them "tor-tillyuhs"
 
2010-03-12 01:57:34 PM  
OscarTamerz: You're both delusional. Bagels are the essence of bland, plastic, tasteless mediocrity. If breakfast foods were TV shows bagels would be According to Jim.

Eff that. You've just been eating the wonderbread version of bagels. Real bagels - made with a bunch of barley malt, that perfect chew they get from the boiling, some onion carmelized on that nice brown surface from the baking. Put some cream cheese and good smoked fish on that, and there is simply no superior breakfast anywhere.

Well done, joos. Very well done indeed.
 
2010-03-12 05:58:59 PM  
Chilaquilas FTW. Am I right?? All of you who have no idea what that means need not post in this thread. Las Palapas is where its at btw...speaking of those 3 AM breakfasts.
 
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