Taco Bell Is Launching a Crayfish Taco, but You Can Only Get it in Asia
Things are getting a little fishy at Taco Bell restaurants overseas. The Tex-Mex chain is offering three new menu items this summer at select locations throughout Asia — although for now they won’t be sold in the U.S.
The Crispy Potaco uses a hash brown-like crispy potato shell seasoned with Mexican spices. The innards include salsa, lettuce, shredded cheese, and spicy ranch sauce. It is available exclusively in India now through August.
The Crayfish Taco starts with a classic hard taco shell generously filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, crayfish, and a creamy crayfish sauce. According to FoodBeast, the creamy, crustaceous dressing includes 13 spices including Sichuan peppercorn, fennel, and galangal. (Many readers in the U.S. might expect a crayfish sauce to call for butter, garlic, heavy cream, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, but Taco Bell’s Asian version sounds pretty good to us.) This permanent menu item will launch in August at select outposts in China.
The Volcano Naked Chicken Taco is a fiery twist on the classic Naked Chicken Chalupa. The shell, which is actually made of fried chicken, contains lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese in addition to a lava sauce and jalapeño slices. This spicy snack will be sold in Korea indefinitely starting in August.
No word on whether or not any of these seafood items will make their way to the U.S., but Taco Bell lovers stateside can continue to savor the beloved Nacho Fries for now until they inevitably disappear from menus again. For more on the chain bringing fast seafood abroad, here are 9 things you didn’t know about Taco Bell.