Best of the City 2013: smoky shrimp tacos that pack more punch than pricey competitors

Best of the City 2013: smoky shrimp tacos that pack more punch than pricey competitors

Best of the City 2013: shrimp tacos from The Happy Hooker (Image: Vicky Lam)
 

The Dundas West fish shack feels like a beachside concession stand—one filled with Bellwoods bocce ballers instead of surfers. They’re queuing for top-notch shrimp tacos that easily best pricier versions in the rapidly expanding taco­verse. Springy shellfish are dusted with toasted cumin and seared just enough to imbue them with flame flavour without turning them into chew toys. They’re topped with lime crema and mango-habanero salsa. Each one is gone in two mouth-burning bites. $3.50.

The Happy Hooker, 887 Dundas St. W., 647-769-4243