Kogi: The Korean Taco Truck

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.


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7 thoughts on “Kogi: The Korean Taco Truck”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


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