UCCFS: Tacos vs Fish ‘n Chips Round 1

Yes another Ultimate Chilehead Comfort Food Showdown first round battle. We are down to the final two matchups before we on to Round 2. Here we have #2 Tacos vs longshot #15 Fish ‘n Chips. As much as I enjoy a good taco though, can it be the best fish ‘n chips? To me the fish ‘n chips relies much like the shrimp cocktail on the condiment served with it. I am a huge fan of cocktail sauce and dunk my fish ‘n chips into the stuff until the very last bite is gone. In fact, yesterday I was graced by a visit with Firehead Thomas, and what did we both eat? Fish ‘n Chips. Well truth be told Thomas had Fish ‘n Corn on the Cob. While it wasn’t the best I have eaten, it still was quite good. If you have never had a good beer-battered fish ‘n chips meal, then frankly you have never had fish ‘n chips.

On the other side of the page, we have the fun food, tacos. Tacos are a food with a lot going for it. We can have it stuffed in so way different ways, and wrapped in a soft or hard shell or both if you prefer. This is a kid food that appeals to adults because we can make it our own. How many of you have made your own taco bar with fixings lined-up so your guests/family could create their own masterpiece. Some might think it is art form in the creation of their own taco, telling each other this is the way I do it. In my hard shell I use seasoned ground beef, then cheddar next so it melts a little, then garnish is with a little bit of lettuce, tomato and a touch of salsa and sour cream. Once that is assembled I splash it with CaJohn’s Oaxacan or suitable taco sauce if I run out. I grew up with a Ponderosa restaurant on Long Island and my family would go out for their brunch buffet on occasion, and I would look forward to their taco bar with their ground beef with corn. I couldn’t get enough of the stuff. I think their should be a restaurant chain that just has the taco bar. I am sure there is, but none that I have seen here on the east coast.

Anyone with any stories to share? Please enlighten us with your decision making.

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6 thoughts on “UCCFS: Tacos vs Fish ‘n Chips Round 1

  • November 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I remember (when I was pregnant), that Wendy’s, of all places, had a pasta, salad, baked potato, and taco bar. As you can imagine, I hit that pretty hard, finishing off with chocolate and butterscotch pudding, lol. On a more recent note, hubby B taught me to put the cheese in the hard shell taco first, so it would melt when the meat was put on and keep the shell from getting soggy and falling apart. So yeah, tacos are a great comfort food, and a mainstay in our household. We’ve had them a lots of football parties as well. They’re also a great vehicle for hot sauce reviews 🙂

  • November 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I remember the Wendy’s salad/potato/taco/soup bar! It was really good! That was one thing they should have kept. Tacos are made here often. Other than just a comfort food. You can turn any leftover meat into taco meat. Just spice it up and turn in into a whole new dinner.

  • November 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Tacos with Oaxacan sauce on em!

  • November 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Amen I’m with Hudd. I love tacos with Oaxacan with Habaneros ! It’s sooo good u can use that sauce as taco meat seasoning itself.AWESOME STUFF!!

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