NY Food Truck Lunch: Beef Chosun Bowl From Korilla BBQ
We love getting an assortment of tacos from Korilla BBQ, but they can get messy pretty quickly. That’s a problem if you’re eating on the street.
One way to get past this is by ordering a chosun bowl, which has all the ingredients found in Korilla’s tacos, but is in a neat little container. The bowls are $8 instead of $7 for a taco set, but you’ll save more than $1 on dry cleaning bills alone.
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I decided to get a chosun bowl with bulgogi, which is marinated, shredded rib-eye steak. You can also get chicken, spicy pork or house-made tofu as the protein in the dish.
As you go down the assembly line, you tell them what you want. There are 2 choices for rice, all sorts of veggies, pico de gallo, shredded jack cheese, different choices of kimchi, and of course, a number of different sauces at various heat levels. Unfortunately, they were out of cheese by the time I got there (1:45), but everything else was going strong.
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The beef was tasty, with the sweet mirin-type marinade very apparent. There was also a nice grilled flavor to the meat.
While the beef and rice were hot, the veggies and kimchi are all cold, which takes a little getting used to. Julienned cucumbers and carrots led the way, with plenty of tomatoes too in the pico de gallo. With the hot sauces I get, the veggies are a great way to cool down. I also feel really healthy when eating crisp, cool veggies.
The sauces range from mild to K-illa. I went for the Korean hot sauce, which they rate as a 3 on their heat scale. (Their K-illa sauce is rated a 5.) The hot sauce was more than enough to get a nice burn, but not to kill my day in the loo. I also got some Korilla sauce, which is a smoky Korean mayo.
Mission accomplished. I didn’t get any food stains on my clothing today.