Sangria in the Krazy Fish Patio
Lemongrass Tofu & Bulgogi Beef Tacos with Pickled Beets
The bottom line: Cool decor, nice patio, ok food
I have been to Krazy Fish several times over the past few years. Upon walking in the first thing I noticed was their fun and eclectic decor. They have a patio as well facing the street. The restaurant is small but all the times I have been it has been fairly crowded. The menu is extensive and covers an array of tacos, sandwiches, rotisserie, and seafood of course. Their food is odd mix of dishes highlighting Cuban to Korean to Southern favorites.
The night I visited they had sangrias on special and if you are familiar with this blog then you know that Maria and I are a sucker for sangrias. I ordered a glass and gave the waiter a warning that I had lofty expectations. I studied the menu while I waited for the sangrias. I always had a hard time choosing but inevitably my eyes veer off to the taco section. With options like bulgogi, ceviche, pulled pork, and cuban flavors it’s always a no-brainer. I ended up ordering the bulgogi beef and lemongrass tofu (I have been on a tofu and lemongrass kick lately and combining the two sounded perfect). I opted for the pickled beets as my side.
When my sangria arrived I was satisfied. It had a nice balance of sweet and fruity and it wasn’t watered down like many restaurants tend to make sangrias (adding fruit and soda to wine does not a sangria make!). When the tacos arrived I immediately noted the fluffy tortilla shell, I really enjoyed this part but the filling of the tacos was not too hot. The beef taco was topped with a cucumber salad and bulgogi sauce. The lemongrass tofu taco was topped with a tamarind chutney. The side of beets was light, tart, and somewhat refreshing. My friend had the szechuan salmon tacos, the salmon is topped with bulgogi sauce, onion, pepper, and garlic. He mention that the combination of the bulgogi and salmon made for a weird taste. The first thing he tasted when tried his taco was the bulgogi and then the salmon. It made a combination that just did not mesh well.
Will I keep going back to Krazy Fish? Probably. Their menu is extensive enough that I could keep trying new dishes for many visits to come. I always have mixed feelings about the food, because while I like the flavor combinations there is always something missing. I hope that I can find other dishes that I can rave about in the future.