Twisted Takos. What?
Chef Patrick Harris is proud to bring you Richmond’s Premier Chef inspired culinary “Tako” Truck.
The Boka Truck.
So here is our bio:
“Boca” means “mouth” in Spanish.
Boka is a misspelled representation of our favorite sensual amenity.
Mouf is the english misspelled equivalent, translated.
And while we’re at it, your mouf is where you put de tako.
Now lets just take a second to explain what this all means. A “Tako” is like a taco, yes, but it is also different than a taco. For instance. Taco is spelled with a “c”, while “Tako” is obviously spelled with a “k”. Semantics some may argue. We can certainly understand why you may feel this way, but we must insist…We serve no ordinary tacos.
Tacos have an origin that goes way back, possibly to pre-historic times, but let’s start where documented history begins, during the ancient Aztec civilization. Back then, corn was ground, mixed into a paste, spread over rock slabs and cooked in to rough tortillas which were then broken and used to scoop fillings made with regional ingredients. This rough early version of the taco was later refined by Mexican rural cultures to produce the more common meat filled corn tortillas with chili and regional condiments. What we offer to you is an exception to the norm.
Boka Takos are made using the innovative fusion of global cuisines served in the familiar format of corn and flour tortillas. American and Asian flavors mingle together and explode to create extraordinary flavors, served on a taco. Hence our vocabulary introduction of the newly dubbed noun/verb/adjective “Tako”
Takos… with a twist. (n.)
Tako your Mouf. (v.)
Yum, That’s Tako tasty. (adj.)
The goal is simple. We are committed to making great food for you…From a Truck. And we will do it in weird places, maybe at weird times of the day, like the morning or even weirder times like the evening, or dusk. That’s why we work from a truck. It has wheels, which helps the kitchen get from place to place. Throwing a party? We love parties! We can come to your house and serve it up for you and your closest 200 friends. Just shoot us a line on twitter, or book us out in advance. Sign up to follow us for updates. We are Chefs… serious chefs…. that believe in food with attitude, and flavor, and we will stop at providing nothing less.
So, come on out and get some Boka Takos. Track us down following our schedule, or sign up for the twitter feed.
Boka for your mouf. It’s where you put de tako.
Oh yeah. we’re going to be running around town for a while finding the best spots during the morning, lunch and dinner time, so if you have a sweet spot around town, tell us and we’ll make it out to visit you and your friends.
About the Chef:
Patrick Harris is a self-taught Chef. He did not go to cooking school, however you might be fooled if you saw his library of worn textbooks and cookbooks. In fact, Patrick declined a scholarship to Johnson and Wales in 1999 after being published and ranked nationally in the “Top 10 Chefs of Tomorrow”. He is passionate for food and decided the only way to be his own boss was to go to business classes and get a degree from George Mason University. He worked his way through college on dollars earned working for some of Metro DC’s best restaurants. Patrick is now 28 and comes to this project after having been the Executive Chef at several restaurants throughout the NOVA/DC area. He’s big on fusion cuisines and local food sourcing. While in DC, Patrick also paid his dues in the trenches at the St. Regis as a Master Cook for Alain Ducasse. Patrick moved to Richmond when he was hired by the Richmond Restaurant Group to open The Water Grill in Carey Town. He also consulted at The Hard Shell downtown. 3 years ago he bought and was converting a trailer into a mobile kitchen to take around town and make fusion cuisine from. Unfortunately, he had to abandon the project due to a move. But, now he is the proud owner of this beastly Tako truck called Boka, and has made the commitment to make delicious takos and other foods, for your Mouf, from a truck, with fresh seasonal ingredients when possible for you and all of your Tako loving friends.
Now Boka strives to re-define the taco. In fact, they came up with the word “Tako”, to signify that it is no ordinary “taco”. Now it all makes sense, right?