Thursday, August 26, 2010
Last week was my last full week of freedom before I had to return to the classroom to prepare for my new wave of students. I was trying to fill up everyday with something fun and exciting to do, and I wanted to fit in a few things that are a little harder to do when you work Monday through Friday 8-5. Ok, I only work until 3, but still. Gourmet food trucks seem to be all the rage right now in LA and Orange County, so we've been making a list and last week checked off a few. It's a really fun eating experience, and a cheaper way to try out new gourmet food.
The first truck we hit up was the Kogi Truck. Brittany and Garrett put this one on the list. We found it in a business park on a Saturday afternoon. There was a warehouse sale going on and there were people everywhere. Kogi's tag line is, "Korean BBQ-To-Go," and that might have been the first time I ever had Korean food, BBQ or otherwise. Spicy Pork Tacos, Kimchi Quesadillas and Short Rib Sliders are just a few of the menu items you can get for a very moderate price, ranging from $2-$7.
I tried a short rib taco, a chicken taco, and the short rib sliders. (The portions are smaller, so you can try a lot!) The tacos were a delicious gourmet Korean twist on a traditional Mexican staple. The barbecued meat was amazing,and topped with slaw and veggies that I'm still dreaming about. And nice and sauce and juices were dripping down my hand as I ate. I loved it! You know how I hate dry food! The sliders were equally delicious, but I think I prefer the texture of the corn tortillas over the soft bun. The chicken tacos were my absolute favorite, if I had to pick. But I love, love, love this truck!
You wouldn't have to ask me twice to visit the Kogi truck again. In fact we almost went yesterday. Kogi has four trucks, three in LA areas and on in Orange County. They are in different locations every day for lunch and late night dinners. Check out their website here, or follow them on Twitter for location updates. (I don't do twitter, so you're on your own to find them there.)
Note: Sorry for the blurry pictures, the iPhone was all I had with me. You can check out additional pictures on their website.