Formerly known as "Cruzers in Korea"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wooh! Taco Night!

Friday, February 19, 2010
Mexican food can be tough to find in Busan. I've heard about a tiny Mexican restaurant in Haeundae Beach that only has a couple of seats. You have to go through some back alleys, say the secret password and enter a time warp aka Jack, Kate and Hurley to get there. I hear the food is pretty good though.

An easier trek to mexican food is the Fuzzy Navel:

The Fuzzy Navel is next to the Seacloud Hotel in Haeundae Beach. The food is decent. My favorite is the chimichanga. The Fuzzy Navel is more renowned as a foreigner hangout bar than for its Mexican food. You'll see things happen here that you just won't see in bars in the US because of safety standards - things like a tall stack of glasses getting lit on fire for a specialty drink. You really have to keep your distance when this drink is rendered. If you care about keeping your eyebrows that is. On one particular visit, there were a couple of Korean girls getting temporary tattoos in the boob region at the table next to us. Not that I was paying attention.

Jake is a fan of Mexican food - especially tacos. If he had his way, we'd have taco night every night in the Cruz household. That boy loves him some tacos. See for yourself:

Jake showing off his taco inhalation skills

CJ can be a picky eater but not when it comes to tacos.

Here's a quick story on one of the most memorable taco nights we've had. At a mini family reunion at our house in Miami, we celebrated my older brother Beanie's birthday. It was his choice for dinner - go out, sushi, Chinese, whatever. Beanie decided that we should stay in and have taco night just like back in the day with the family. Taco night was always a nice family memory. Much better than reminiscing about one of Dad's rampages or getting kicked out of the house. It was always a source of pride that we were able to polish off 4 or 5 tacos, whatever our personal best was at the time. Dad would be the only one to put onions into his tacos. I've since graduated to putting jalapenos in mine. I just don't remember a bad taco night.

So on this birthday taco night, after scarfing down some El Paso tortilla shells filled with meat and veggie goodness, Beanie opened up his birthday present - a Ric Flair "Nature Boy" action figure. Back in the day, the Nature Boy was one of the most boisterous and charismatic wrestlers out there. If you're not a natural lip-reader, let me assist you. In unison, Beanie and CJ are both yelling out a big "Wooh!"

Whenever something good happens, it's always appropriate to do the Nature Boy strut (as depicted in action figure form) and yell out a triumphant "Wooh!" Got an "A" on your math paper? "Wooh!" Promotion at work? "Wooh!" Taco night? "Wooh!"

If you don't have any dinner plans tonight, go ahead and get your taco on. C2


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