This is yet another “filler” post, while I continue hammering away at my coverage of the 4th Annual Up in Smoke Cook-Off event, which is taking me seemingly FOREVER due to the amount of photos involved. Almost done guys, almost done.
Anyhow, this year’s Okinawan Festival featured several new food items, including Chocolate Covered Andagi (only available at Saturday night’s Bon Dance), Chicken Nishime, and this here “Taco Rice“. Taco Rice? WTH?
As it sounds, and according to OkinawanFestival.com, Taco Rice is described as “a dish invented in Okinawa which combines the main ingredients of the Tex-Mex taco, but layered on a bed of rice”. Which is basically a layer of chili, salsa, lettuce, crispy tortilla strips and a blend of mexican cheese over a bed of white rice.
I don’t know man. I’m shaking my head on this one. If it were on a bed of Spanish or Mexican style rice, most definitely. But on white rice?
This reminds me of the guy in a pizza parlor eating a slice of pizza with a bowl of rice on the side. You know you got a relative or friend who does that! I know you do! LOL!!!
I wouldn’t doubt there’s those of the “Gotta’ get rice” mentality that probably eat rice with spaghetti sauce on it, and even perhaps ice cream on rice. Ack! LOL!!!
Funny enough, I asked the girl at the booth serving the Taco Rice (which was selling for 5 scrips IIRC) how it tastes, and she said she didn’t really care for it, so I passed on trying it. Perhaps 2am on a Saturday night when I’m high ‘n dry and there’s nothing else to eat, sure, I’ll go for it. 12 noon with so many better-sounding options to choose at the festival? Next. lol
On a positive note, they started serving Andadogs with a whole hot dog. None of this half hot dog stuff. And oh, is it as oishii as ever!
Here’s the new Chicken Nishime…
4th Annual Up in Smoke Cook-off coverage coming soon!