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We hadn’t been back to Kimchi Taco Truck for a few years. It was time to reacquaint ourselves with the menu, which had some new items. They also opened a 2nd shop in Brooklyn since we last spoke with Phil, one of the owners. Yes, even co-owners sometimes still work the truck.
Korean tacos and burritos are still there, and now they have a rice bowl and some new appetizers. (Korean chicken wings, anyone?) For protein, you can have a burrito, tacos or rice bowl with chicken, spicy pork, bbq short rib, crispy fish or tofu. We opted for the bbq short rib rice bowl for $8.50.
Opening the container, this was a colorful lunch. There was shredded pickled daikon and carrots on one side, bbq beef in the middle, kimchi on the other side, and a pickle spear with Korean spices on top.
The kimchi (fermented cabbage) was pretty spicy, but the pickled daikon and carrots were a nice counterpoint, helping to cool down our mouth after the spicy kimchi.
The short rib was excellent. The meat was marinated in apple and pear juices, garlic and soy sauce. You could also taste the grilled flavor, a sure sign summer is near. A liberal dose of scallions were included with the beef, too.
All dishes come with the choice of white or multi-grain rice. Trying to eat a little healthier, we got the multi-grain rice. It definitely had more going on than the white rice, with a few veggies mixed into the rice.
You can always count on a good lunch at the Kimchi Taco Truck. The ingredients taste fresh, the flavors are bold, and we don’t have Korean food too often, so it’s a change of pace from the usual.