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It’s got guacamole (or avocado), cilantro, garlic, black beans, queso, huevos, cebollas,and jalapeños — so far so good — and curry spice powder and coconut milk. Can they live in perfect harmony in this big-ass breakfast burrito? Chef John Manini is at the grill.

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Just a few easy ingredients and a strong stomach are all you need to make and enjoy these fantastic fusion vegan fandangos! Or not.

Start with a block of dried ramen noodles dipped in vegan egg-like goop, stew them in ramen juice, cut them into circles, fold them like tacos, then fill these little impersonators with fake chicken, bean sprouts, corn, cebollitas, wasabi (falso) mayonnaise. There you have it. Whatever.

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San Francisco’s Anup Bajracharya has his own Nepali take on homemade chicken tacos, and we like what we see — ginger, orange juice — except for the flour tortillas. of course. 😉 Nepali tacos on every corner!

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Mexicans are invading America — crossing the border wall in their taco trucks. Recent surveillance video catches these ill eagles in action.

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Americans are united in their reaction to the imminent threat of #tacotrucksoneverycorner if Hillary Clinton is elected. We saw it on the Internets, so it must be true!

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A Mexican immigrant brings a taco truck to Brooklyn, helps the neighborhood, has fun, and makes money. It’s the American Dream!

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truckinteriorBecause of you know who and you know why, we thought it would be chingon to take a look back at the taco truck videos that have graced POCHO’s pages over the years.

Did we mention we love tacos?

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Any sane tourist in Warsaw would want to try pierogi, keilbasa, galompkis, kasha, borscht, and a local wodka, but the Poles want more than that. Thankfully, The Taco Libre food truck looks totally legit.

They say this is a recipe for ‘Mexican Chicken Steak’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 25, 2016 Cultura
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Food Fix host Zakir shows how to prepare “Mexican Chicken Steak,” at least that’s what he says. Brought to you by the Malaysian Palm Oil of Pakistan people, which is why there is a lot of environmentally-suspect palm oil in the recipe:

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Too manly for Sleepytime® Tea? Try the Sleepytime® Burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada August 24, 2016 Cultura
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Yo, dude. Yes, you, Mr. Hard-Working Macho Guy! Have trouble getting to sleep after a hard day in the coal mines? None of that Sleepytime® tea for you. You’re not a professor or a poet. You need a real man’s sleep aid — the new Sleepytime® Burrito.

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It’s Taco Bell Tuesday in Japan with Yuka Kinoshita (video)

by Barney Asada August 23, 2016 Cultura
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Kawaii cutie Yuka Kinoshita, or Kinoshita Yuka, (it depends) taste tests a Taco Bell “quesarito” and a 12-taco party pack. Taco Bell? It’s a popular American restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican food, according to her smart phone. Click on [CC] to see the English subtitles.

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In Tijuana, Javier is el super taquero recargado! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2016 Cultura
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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]

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This is how you do it! Kid cleans nopales like a boss (video)

by Barney Asada August 17, 2016 Cultura
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This kid scraping the spines from nopales (cactus paddles) knows what’s up! PREVIOUSLY ON NOPALES:

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What’s that smell? Is somebody roasting Hatch Chiles? (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2016 Cultura
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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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Spicy Latina Mom scrambles huevos for a ‘Mexican Breakfast’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 11, 2016 Cultura
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Laura Muller — aka Spicy Latina Mom — demonstrates her Mexican-style scrambled huevos.

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All about the ‘Maiz’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 9, 2016 Cultura
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Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

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LatinoUSA: The mysterious origins of Navajo fry bread tacos (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 5, 2016 Audio
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What is the deal on these so-called Navajo tacos, anyhow? NPR’s Anne Hoffman and Maria Hinojosa of LatinoUSA are looking for answers:

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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Watch this video to learn hoe!

by Barney Asada August 4, 2016 Cultura
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Hoe vouw je een burrito? Good question! [Relax. You’re not going crazy. How do you fold a burrito? is a silent video. In Dutch. From Belgium. They speak two languages there. The other one is … French.]

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Watch: Secrets of the Mexican torta de milanesa (aka Cubana)

by Barney Asada July 25, 2016 Cultura
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The secretive Mexican torta dealer (tortatraficante) and taco connoisseur Milanexa shares the recipe for his world-famous Cuban Torta.

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Fung Brothers explore L.A. Korean-Mexican fusion food (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 22, 2016 Cultura
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What happens when the hot-sweet taste of Korean barbecue meets up with burritos, tacos, and chimichangas? The Fung Brothers (and friends) take us on a taste tour. PREVIOUSLY ON THE FUNG BROTHERS:

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Señor Lingus: Come for the food and stay for the mariachis (video)

by Barney Asada July 18, 2016 Cultura
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At Señor Lingus — the Mexican restaurant chain with live music — you’ll come for the food and stay for the mariachis! Check your Yelper Pages for a Señor Lingus in a shopping mall near you.

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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Taco ‘Bout It: North Hollywood’s Tacos El Venado, meat mecca (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Get down with your carnivore bad self and some tacos de carne asada and al pastor at Tacos El Venado in North Hollywood. J9 and Vick One star as enthusiastic, taco-loving explorers.

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Julie Anne: Please tell us about your taco (video)

by Barney Asada July 7, 2016 Cultura
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On Food Network’s CHOPPED, it’s all about the context, am I right, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian?

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