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URBANEATS | MISSISSAUGA ON A PLATE LET’S TACO ’BOUT IT Shu me the tacos! Words by Jordan Villanueva TACOS-TASTIC!  You can find some delicious tacos at these restaurants: Brown’s Socialhouse 2525 Hampshire Gate, Unit 2B 905-829-2727 Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar 139 Lakeshore Rd. E. 905-271-0016 229 Bar 229 Lakeshore Rd. E. 905-271-4229 Banh Mi Boys 392 Queen St. W. 416-363-0588 Shanghai House Chinese Restaurant 1014 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E. 905-270-1906 Where are your favourite taco spots in Mississauga? Let us know on Twitter @mississauga life ! The small yet mighty taco is a relatively simple concept: take a corn or flour tortilla and fill it with meat and vegetables to create a staggering number of combinations to suit your taste. This versatility is what makes it so popular, and thanks to fusion cuisine and the recent food truck phenomenon, the taco has broken out of its shell to include flavours not traditionally found in Mexico. Several countries around the world have their own variations of the taco, and below we list some of our favourites. Navajo Tacos Also called frybread or Indian tacos , the Navajo taco is traditionally served in the American Midwest. It’s made with a flat deep-fried dough leavened with yogurt or soured milk instead of baking powder or yeast, creating a rich sourdough flavor. The toppings, of course, are up to you, but typically you’ll find standard Mexican ingredients on Navajo tacos. Banh Mi Tacos Banh mi is the Vietnamese term for the French baguette. Typically, you can get banh mi sandwiches stuffed with Vietnamese sausage and meats, plus cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon. Recently, food enthusiasts have adopted the banh mi taco, which puts the traditional components of a banh mi sandwich into a traditional corn tortilla or steamed bao (a type of bread). Chinese Moo Shu Pork Crepes Moo shu pork is made with shredded pork meat, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and thinly sliced bamboo shoots. In Chinese cuisine, it’s typically served with rice. In American Chinese cuisine, the rice is replaced by steamed tortilla wrappers called Mandarin pancakes: it’s a moo shu soft taco! Healthy Alternative: Lettuce Wraps If you’re looking for an option with fewer calories than your traditional taco, try lettuce wraps! It’s simple: swap your corn or flour tortilla for a leaf of lettuce. Go the extra mile and try subbing out real meat for soy meat, which now conveniently comes in ground “beef” and “chicken” strip options. Finish it off with your favourite sauces and toppings, and you’re in for a crunch you can feel good about! Visit us at www.mississauga life .ca

Let’s Taco ’Bout It

Jordan Villanueva


Shu me the tacos!

The small yet mighty taco is a relatively simple concept: take a corn or flour tortilla and fill it with meat and vegetables to create a staggering number of combinations to suit your taste. This versatility is what makes it so popular, and thanks to fusion cuisine and the recent food truck phenomenon, the taco has broken out of its shell to include flavours not traditionally found in Mexico. Several countries around the world have their own variations of the taco, and below we list some of our favourites.

Navajo Tacos
Also called frybread or Indian tacos, the Navajo taco is traditionally served in the American Midwest. It’s made with a flat deep-fried dough leavened with yogurt or soured milk instead of baking powder or yeast, creating a rich sourdough flavor. The toppings, of course, are up to you, but typically you’ll find standard Mexican ingredients on Navajo tacos.

Banh Mi Tacos
Banh mi is the Vietnamese term for the French baguette. Typically, you can get banh mi sandwiches stuffed with Vietnamese sausage and meats, plus cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon. Recently, food enthusiasts have adopted the banh mi taco, which puts the traditional components of a banh mi sandwich into a traditional corn tortilla or steamed bao (a type of bread).

Chinese Moo Shu Pork Crepes
Moo shu pork is made with shredded pork meat, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and thinly sliced bamboo shoots. In Chinese cuisine, it’s typically served with rice. In American Chinese cuisine, the rice is replaced by steamed tortilla wrappers called Mandarin pancakes: it’s a moo shu soft taco!

Healthy Alternative: Lettuce Wraps
If you’re looking for an option with fewer calories than your traditional taco, try lettuce wraps! It’s simple: swap your corn or flour tortilla for a leaf of lettuce. Go the extra mile and try subbing out real meat for soy meat, which now conveniently comes in ground “beef” and “chicken” strip options. Finish it off with your favourite sauces and toppings, and you’re in for a crunch you can feel good about!

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