Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The 99 Cents Only Chef Invents the 'Loxaco'

There are Korean tacos, of course, as well as Indian tacos and many more. In the capital of fusion cuisine, Los Angeles, now Billy Vasquez, the famed 99 Cents Only Stores Chef, has come up with a "Jewish taco."

Vazquez said he was inspired by the Boyle Heights book store Libros Schmibros:

When we were invited there to a book launch party for the travelogue "Waiting For Foreign", edited by Veronique de Turenne and J. Michael Walker, I wanted to come up with a unique dish to commemorate the occasion, thus The Loxaco was born.
Vasquez cured the salmon himself, but splurged on the item. The rest of the ingredients -- ed onion, tomato, cream cheese and taco shells (or corn tortillas) -- came from the 99 Cents store.

Here's the finished product:

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