WangKon936 at The Marmot’s Hole has revealed that a wish has become reality. Galbi tacos exist and are popular–and they’re sold from a truck. It’s run by a Korean-American Culinary Institute of America graduate, and they have a web site. I’ve noticed that a good handful of CIA graduates open food trucks.
Two years ago, blogger eatdrinkbmerry pined in la.foodblogging for the existence of a bulgogi taco truck and even made a photoshop of his dream.
A commenter on the Hole made the racially charged statement that only Korean-Americans can make good Korean fusion food. Obviously I disagree, considering I have making Bulgogi Burritos (ugly pics) and Kimchi Quesadillas since my first year in Korea. Oh, and I’m not Korean-American. Eun Jeong is Korean-Korean, and she came up with the Korean Sloppy Joe recipe that is a hit on recipe sites.
It’s not the blood. It’s the attitude.
And as for the Southerner the commenter mentions who smothered Korean BBQ with sauce–where I come from in Alabama, heavy sauce is used to disguise bad BBQ. That dude wouldn’ta flown far in Alabama either.
I’m sooo jealous. I’m CRAVING korean bbq tacos!
I’m grossed out and intrigued at the same time
fatman is happy to hear the truck is successful, but they’re hardly the first in LA to be running around throwing galbi in a tortilla . . . Jose Bernsteins by UCLA has had a spicy kimchi kalbi burrito on their menu for years. Still, looks like this is finally catching on more widely!
Acorn Jelly Tacos… heh, heh… amazing!
We first tried these tacos last Thursday (1/15/09). They were GREAT!!! The lines were long, but worth the wait. Remember to ask for the specials. Acorn Jelly Vegan Tacos, Cheese Tacos w/ Habanero Avocado Salsa, Kogi Dogs, and their Famous Korchata were the specials that night.
I just had someone make a comment on my kimchi pizza video basically saying the same thing. The direct quote was “What the hell, red head making korean pizza? Cant say anything in korean… GET A REAL KOREAN TO MAKE IT! ” The comment is not only racist, it’s ignorant. Pizza isn’t Korean in the first place and the Kimchi pizzas I had in Korea aren’t nearly as “Korean” as mine.