Can I tempt you with some Chinese five spice turkey tacos? This mini fusion of Mexican and Asian flavours bites, with the soft flour tortillas filled with Chinese five spice flavoured turkey, bean sprouts, radishes, and sesame oil flavoured sour cream have got it all going on.
Hey peeps. Ready for some awesome tacos???
Chinese five spice turkey tacos are so flexible…. you can easily sub in some left over chicken breast instead of turkey. Plus the quantity of things like the radishes and bean sprouts depend entirely on your liking and how full you want to stuff your tacos. Mix in other vegetable to your taste. Just don’t miss put the five spice or sesame oil.
Can I also wax a little bit lyrical about my new obsession aka these mini tortillas ? They are such a fab concept and as they are boat shaped and soft, make for easy filling, holding and mess free eating. Great for your snacks, canapés and or general fun mini sandwiches.
And as they are also perfect for little hands, the mini chefs absolutely adore using them. They have had a lot of fun testing out different fillings with these. They just love making their ‘boat sandwiches’ and even had a boat sandwich party when their friend M, came over to play. We did have rather a lot of ‘there is a boat in my tummy’ jokes through out the day. Excuse the very quick phone snap I took at the end.
It is sooooo worth getting yourself a few packs of these to try your very own ‘boat sandwich’ party. The kids have certainly planned a few more of these for their after school club dates.
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Chinese Five Spice Turkey Tacos With Sesame Oil Sour Cream
For the Chinese Five Spice Turkey
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 340 g (12oz) of cooked turkey breast shredded
- 1 tsp Chinese five spice
For the Sesame Oil Sour Cream
- 6 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
For the Tacos
- 1 pack tortillas
- Bean sprouts
- Radishes sliced
- Mild chilli deseeded and sliced
- Spring onions scallions, slices
- Pomegranate seeds
- Fresh coriander chopped cilantro
- Heat the olive oil in a pot, and add in the chicken and Chinese five spice, mix well and stir-fry for 2 mins. Switch off the heat and set aside.
- Mix together the sour cream and sesame oil.
- Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with the spiced turkey breast, the vegetables, pomegranate seeds, coriander and top with the sesame sour cream.
anna @ annamayeveryday
Those sound great Bintu, I love this sort of thing, just delicious.
Those tacos look yummy, and I need to get the Stand’N’Stuff tortillas ASAP 🙂
Yeap, you do 🙂
Elsa | the whinery
How delightful, a boat for your taco filling. I totally like that idea. I also like your the idea of tacos with crunchy radish and colourful pomegranate. Yum!
What a cute idea! I saw on the Old El Paso website that are only available in the flour tortilla variety. I hope they come out with a gluten free version (corn tortilla).
I hope so too – as I love using corn flour.
Mark, Compass & Fork
I love the fact you have used radishes for some extra crunch in those tacos. I use the stand up tacos as well, so much easier.
I am addicted to radishes so put them in everything.
Tacos are hands down my favorite food, so you had me committed before I even started reading the post. Then I got to the boat taco shells and yelled out “THAT’S BRILLIANT!!!”. I love everything about this – plus I’m always looking for more excuses to use radishes!
I shouted thats brilliant too when I heard about them 🙂
Tina Jui | The Worktop
These look delicious! What a great fusion recipe with all sorts of tastes
Thank you Tina.
These tacos look absolutely delicious! I have never tried tacos with turkey, but will have to this try.
You can easily use chicken too.
What a great recipe and idea for kids to create their own meal. I haven’t tried these yet, but definitely will. Thanks.
Please let me know how you find them.
What a great looking fusion recipe. I’ve never tried Chinese 5 spice with Mexican recipes, but I’m all ready now 🙂
Hope you enjoy it Molly.
Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
I’ve seen these tortilla boats in the shops and wondered what they were like. Good to hear your opinion on them. Looks like I will be stocking up next time I’m at the supermarket. Thanks!
Have fun testing them out
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
I love the Asian spin you put on these! I’ve seen these tortilla boats used a few places recently and I think they’re such a good idea – certainly better than having stuff dribbling down your arm like you sometimes get with normal tacos (or is that just me?!)
Yeap, these boats are such a simple but good idea – and make eating soooooo much easier.