Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kimchi Taco Truck

While heading home after a day of errands, I noticed the Kimchi Taco Truck parked right around the corner from my apartment.  I didn't think I was hungry at the time but one whiff as I walked past was all it took for me to rethink my current situation: sudden mouthwatering hunger.  Double bonus for me: no line at the truck AND I had cash on me (a rarity).

Kimchi Taco Truck
My crooked shot of the menu - you can check out their website here for more details on their menu.

A quick look in my wallet showed $11.  With my budget in mind and a quick scan of the menu, I settled on an order of the Spicy Rice Cakes ($3) and the set of 3 tacos ($7): Grilled Korean BBQ Beef, Pulled Chicken, and Tofu Edamame Falafel.

Spicy Rice Cakes

The rice cakes were served in a spicy red pepper sauce and topped with queso blanco cheese and fresh scallions.  The cheese was definitely odd (cheese in an asian dish?!) but I guess it's what makes it different/fusion.  And it didn't taste bad - I guess cheese really does make everything taste better ha.  I did love the fresh scallions on top - always adds to the dish!  In terms of the rice cake itself, one bite in and the core was a little undercooked so I decided to let it sit in the steamy sauce for a while longer.  Not sure if that was the right answer because then the outside melted a bit.  Aish.  Either way, I thought the flavor was tasty and it was a very filling dish.

My tacos: Grilled Korean BBQ Beef, Tofu Edamame Falafel, Pulled Chicken

Now onto the tacos!  I was most impressed with the beef, pleasantly surprised with the chicken, and disappointed in the tofu falafel.  I am a huge fan of tofu, so I was originally going to get two of those and only one meat - boy am I glad I did NOT do that.  I'm not even sure if it even had any tofu in there - it was mostly two lumps/nuggets of quasi-cold falafel.  The only redeeming factor was the spiciness.  And thank goodness for the other two tacos!  Saved my meal!  The pulled chicken taco was moist, tender, and packed full of flavor with a smokey touch. The beef taco was made up of tangy, sweet, and tender bulgolgi-style beef.  Perfect flavor!  All tacos topped with fresh scallions and spicy sauce on the sauce.  (A note on the portion size: while the three tacos were just the right amount for me, boys may feel that the size of the tacos are on the smaller side.)

All in all, Kimchi Taco Truck has some hit and misses but overall was tasty with tender and flavorful meat.  I probably wouldn't wait on a long line for it but if its in your area or you pass by, take a whiff and definitely stop by for a Pulled Chicken or BBQ Beef taco!

Piggy says Yes!

Thanks for reading, Piggy KK.  

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