The $13 order came with two tacos served on a bed of lettuce. Unlike the large amount of fish tacos I've consumed over the years, in which the fish is generally grilled, baked, or fried, the generous pieces of tuna and salmon in Mad Noodles' dish were thick and raw, paired with slices of avocado and lettuce, topped with a sweet cream sauce. (Disclosure: There's also what I thought were jalapeños, but they were not spicy, so now I'm wondering if they were pickled cucumbers after looking at my photographs. The tacos were so delicious that I ate too quickly to inspect that detail; friends, I'm just a food loving editor, not the brilliant food writer Maggie Weaver who normally fills this page. Please forgive me.)
There's no heat in this taco — the flavor of the avocados and the sashimi came through stronger than those green things, whatever they were — so if you require your tastebuds to burn while consuming a taco, grab the hot sauce. But I found the sauce provided sufficed, and once the tacos were gone, the lettuce underneath makes for a nice side salad, as the drippings from the taco sauce drizzles down, creating a nice dressing.
Someone holler if you discover a sushi tamale.
Mad Noodles. 2017 E. Carson St., South Side. Available for takeout orders online madnoodles-pa.com, and delivery through UberEats.