$3 tacos and $3 tequila shots – who could say no? Definitely not these eight hungry food bloggers who were intent on taking full advantage of Flying Fajita Sista’s taco platters. These platters allowed everyone to have one taco of each flavour with complimentary sides at the princely sum of $12pp.
We start off with some strawberry and white wine sangria which has brandy soaked strawberries, white wine, pineapple juice and ginger ale. This is sweet and refreshing compared to the heavier red wine sangrias and I particularly like the boozy strawberry chunks in the drink.
It’s 8.30pm and we’re all rather hungry so we order a trio of dips to share while we wait for our taco platters. The dips include pepian, queso fundido and frijoles and come with lightly salted blue, white and yellow corn totopas. The green pepian dip is made from pumpkin seeds and green chiles although is not too spicy. The frijoles (partially obscured by the corn chips in the photo) is a mashed pinto bean dip with Mexican spices, topped with grilled cheese. But the one we can’t get enough of is the queso fundido which is a charred tomato and ancho chile salsa melted with cheese. It’s oh-so-cheesy and Suze in particular takes delight in having a ramekin full of melted cheese in front of her.
The taco platters arrived there was a flurry of photo taking before we dug in. The sweet chipotle chicken tacos have chunky chicken pieces with melted cheese wrapped in soft tortilla. The chicken tastes good but sadly is a bit dry and stringy. This is solved by the sides of guacamole, salsa and sour cream which we dollop generously on our tacos.
The ropa vieja tacos contain a mound of shredded beef which are flavoursome and not too dry.
During this time Helen also goes downstairs to visit the Wall of Pain which holds a shelf of hot sauces. Some of ones she came back with had interesting names to say the least…
I’m not particularly good with chilli so even a little tiny taste of the XXX + 1/2 rated Rectum Ripper had me gobbling a few corn chips to lessen the burn. These ones were only from the middle shelf, so I hate to think how hot the top shelf sauces would be.
The frijoles taco has the same filling as the frijoles dip, a spiced bean paste topped with melted cheese. It is quite difficult to eat since the beans ooze out the sides of the taco and it has quite a different texture – a bit grainy but mushy at the same time.
My favourite taco flavour of the night is without a doubt the achiote pulled pork. The finely shredded pork is very tender and not dry at all like some of the other fillings. After eating the pork taco I kept wishing that all the other tacos were pork-filled since it was so delicious!
No meal is complete without dessert and it’s absolute music to my ears when we say “Can we have one of everything please?” Ah the joys of eating with a bunch of food bloggers =) I was quite excited about fried banana dessert but unfortunately it turned out to be one of my least favourite desserts of the night. The description and the appearance of the bananas held so much promise but as I bit into it I knew something was not quite right. The banana tastes floury and bland and is on the verge of being crunchy. Most of this dessert is left behind.
The orange, coffee and caramel creme brulee is much better with a satisfying crack as the spoon hits the toffee. The combination of flavours is interesting with the bitterness of the coffee coming through quite strongly but when eaten with the toffee it balances out quite nicely.
I’m not a big fan of bread and butter pudding so not surprisingly the Mexican bread pudding doesn’t take my fancy either. It is harder and not as moist as I expect it to be although there are some nice cinnamon flavours in the pudding.
The chocolate mousse cake is one of my favourites and whenever the plate comes back to our end of the table I take another spoonful of the light-as-air sweet chocolate mousse. I find the Kahlua soaked sponge base a bit too strong in alcohol but I simply can’t get enough of the fluffy mousse.
Lastly I try the banana and chocolate chimichanga which is a combination which can’t go wrong. Chunks of banana and chocolate are wrapped in a tortilla and fried to produce a combination of chewy pastry and a rich banana and chocolate filling.
We are the last people to leave so we quickly pay the bill which only amounts to $30 pp for tacos, drinks and desserts which is great value. I’m definitely planning on hitting up Taco Tuesdays again soon!
Flying Fajita Sistas
65 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037
Ph: +61 2 9552 6522
Open 7 days from 6pm