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Friday, July 8, 2011

Gogi Tacos @ Orginal Joes

Original Joe's  Summertime Menu read as following!
Find a seat on one of our patios and indulge in one of the summer time inspired dishes. The ingredients are fresh and light, yet the flavors are bold.  These items were created to tie into the summer seasons and to utilize some of Mother Nature’s finest offerings

After Reading the write up on the Gogi Taco’s I was so looking for a fresh and light dish with bold flavors!!! It was 26 on the patio last night, perfect evening weather!  However, the dish did not add up to it’s write up, the pork pull was tasty and tender but more like a ketchup base flavor not a Korean inspired sesame soy sauce.  The coleslaw not only lacked color, was mayo tasting but also lacked the fresh ginger or Cilantro taste. There are a lot of bold flavors in the mix, Korean inspired sesame soy sauce. Spicy chili garlic aioli, ginger, cilantro, not to mention as soon as you mention the word Korean, there is expectations of bold flavor with some heat, this did not come through. 

Gogi Tacos

slow roasted pork shoulder, simmered in a light, Korean inspired sesame soy sauce; served on fire
grilled tortillas with a spicy chili garlic aioli, topped with fresh ginger-cilantro slaw and served with a
side of sweet potato fries. feed your Seoul! 10.99

Although I was tempted to order the Lettuce Wraps as I love them and do make them at home, but the waitress said the chicken is cut into tiny pieces.  I also enjoy this dish at another restaurant  but I do ask for the Hoisin sauce on the side..   I did see this dish being served on the patio after I ordered and although it looks appetizing, looked like too much sauce as the dressing. I do plan to taste this dish, but ask for the dressing on the side!

Dragon Boat Lettuce Wraps
oven roasted chicken breast, fresh seasonal vegetables and crisp chow mein noodles; sautéed in a hoisin peanut sauce, topped with freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped
cilantro and toasted cashews. 10.99
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