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Looks legit — Korean-style carnitas tacos con kimchi. All I ever got on camping trips was mosquito bites and poison ivy.


elphantelogoIt’s Thai food! It’s Mexican food! It’s in the Philippines! Step right up for your pad thai nachos at El Phante Thai-Mex Street Food, #12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines. You can’t miss it: It’s the only place that has a logo showing an elephant wearing a sombrero.

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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.


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.

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univisiononionNow that UNIVISION has become a part owner of The Onion, our media analysts have compiled the Pocho Ocho top changes you can expect from the new corporation:

8. Daily stories tagged #TelemundoFail

7. Don Francisco’s triumphant return to TV as Area Man

6. Univision closes failing millennial-oriented website The Cilantro [Mas…]

The Cluttered Mind of @buttronica: Thanksgiving social anxiety (video)

by Comic Saenz November 25, 2015 Cultura
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Back when our MiJA Elise Valderrama was on Fusion, she shared her Thanksgiving survival tips. You say you’ve never explored The Cluttered Mind of Elise, aka @buttronica on the Twitter? You’ll be glad you did.

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Taco Tuesday Treats: Octotacos, sushitacos and greenteatacos (photos)

by Barney Asada August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Tired of asada? Pollo getting old? Frijoles run outta gas? These Taco Tuesday Tokyo Treats may be the change of pace you’ve been looking for. On the other hand, maybe you’ll count your blessings. RocketNews24 reports:

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In Honolulu, TacoCat pops-up awesome Korean tacos (video)

by Barney Asada July 28, 2015 Cultura
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Welcome to TacoCat, a crowd-funded Korean street pop-up in Honolulu, where everyone enjoys “food, flavor, fun and meow!” On the Twitter, they’re @TacoCatHI.

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Watch: Mariachi El Bronx is burning up with ‘Wildfires’ (official video)

by Soy Capitan June 17, 2015 Cultura
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Burning with love like Wildfires, alt.neo.electro.fusion.cumbia.mariachi conjunto Mariachi El Bronx continues the quest for a hit record in 6/8 time with this new official music video:

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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: Do computers zap our creativity? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2015 Cultura
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MiJA Elise Roedenbeck, formerly a professional geek*, wonders if computers make our brains less creative. Since half of Elise’ cabeza is exposed to Mutant Moon Rays from Outer Espace synergistically multiplied by the Reality Distortion Field generated by her MacBook Pro, it was urgent she get an answer as quickly as possible. In this case, it […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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Al Madrigal is a coconut on a quest for identity: ‘Half Like Me’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday. Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next. “I set out to dial down my pocho level from a […]

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@LaloAlcaraz fights for Truth, Justice y la Vida Pocha (video)

by Comic Saenz December 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Fusion’s Pedro Andrade talked to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz about fighting for racial justice, and Lalo spilled the beans.

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Elise Roedenbeck: How to hide from drones (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2014 Cultura
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Drones are chasing our Emeritus Editor Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @buttronica on the Tuiter) for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how she hides, and how you can hide too. [Editor’s note: I can’t tell you the right reason because then Ms. Buttronica would have to kill me and I think that could be quite painful.]

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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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Al Madrigal explains comedy to a pinche puppet (video)

by Comic Saenz August 4, 2014 Cultura
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Star of stage, little screens and even littler screens, POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal tries to stay cool, calm and collected during a Green Room interview with FUSION’s “Talking Hot Dog.” [SWF: F-bombs bleeped.]

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45 years ago, the USA fake-landed on the Moon (video)

by Soy Capitan July 16, 2014 Cultura
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The United States faked a Moon landing 45 years ago today. FUSION Space Cadet Elise Roedenbeck reports. [Roedenbeck patrols several quadrants of the Twitterverse on the Federation Star Cruiser Buttronica.)

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Donkey see, donkey do at Otumba’s annual Burro Fair (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO July 14, 2014 Cultura
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Historic Otumba, in the State of Mexico, was filled with ass-loving fans at the Feria del Burro (donkey fair) earlier this year.

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Watch: Elise Roedenbeck reads ‘Dinosaur Porn’ (Yes, it’s a thing!)

by Comic Saenz May 20, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO amiga Elise Roedenbeck (who is sill on our masthead as NYC Bureau Chief Emeritus the fact of which we are periodically required to remind you of as a result of the settlement order, without admitting or denying guilt and/or culpability) explores the steamy sexy world of Dino Porn. These big hunks o’ meat are […]

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Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Los Romanticos De Zacatecas (video)

by MOON GUAC May 9, 2014 Cultura
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Here’s how NPR Music producer Jasmine Garsd tells the story: For the first installment in the Mi Casa Es Tu Casa series with Fusion, a Mexican band invites Alt.Latino into its house for lively conversation and great music. Ever since I moved to Mexico City, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of music at my […]

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Elise Roedenbeck: Top porn search terms by state (video)

by Verdana Bold April 30, 2014 Cultura
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Sweet dreams are made of this — who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. Elise Roedenbeck — she’s @buttronica on the Twitter — learned the same lesson when she investigated the top porn search terms broken down by state. Everybody’s looking for something. They’re looking […]

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Write, shoot, draw for POCHO and become rich and famous*

by Chale Knickerbocker April 9, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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