Bad Bean Taqueria
Jicama Slaw on Tacos, Good Memory
Abby reminded me that she enjoyed her meal, and wanted everyone to know. "The tacos came with jicama slaw," she said.
A little background on Jicama from Wikipedia:
The jícama (pronounced "hickama") is a legume native to tropical and subtropical Central America. It is cultivated for its edible taproot. The root's exterior is yellow and papery, while its inside is creamy white with a crisp texture that resembles that of a raw potato or pear. The flavor is sweet and starchy. It is usually eaten raw, sometimes with salt, lemon juice, and powdered chile.
Well, if you can just throw out that detail six months later, then the tacos must have been memorable.
World, now you know.
Beans OK, Burrito Was The Problem
Usually, hunger only aides the liklihood that I enjoy a meal. This was an exception for three primary reasons unrelated to the flavor of my chicken burrito. Reverse order:
Three: The burrito was expensive. A burrito on a 12" tortilla (standard size for a large burrito) runs between $7.95 and $8.95. This includes sour cream, but not guacamole. I get it, tourist prices. Fine.
Two: The burrito was pitifully small, dwarfed by the size of the standard issue red basket. Pennies are used for scale.
One: Bad Bean was ready with the beans when we walked in the door, but was out of rice. Are you kidding me? No rice? Sure, we'll just wait 15 minutes until you cook up another batch.
Then, there was the food: average. Overall, the experience was quite a disappointment.
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