I’m not sure when I first heard of the Koji food truck, but I do remember having my interest piqued by the notion of Korean BBQ tacos. What?? That’s right, it sounds a little like far-fetched-fusion, but it works. Koji combines two of my greatest loves… tacos+short ribs. Add in the flavors of Korean BBQ and you get a little folded up piece of heaven to munch on. Chef Roy “Papi” Choi has created the perfect balance of sweet succulent Korean BBQ short ribs topped with a julienne of romaine lettuce and cabbage tossed in Korean chili-soy vinaigrette, cilantro-green onion-lime relish, and crushed sesame seeds all on a double-layer of fresh corn tortillas. YUM! All for two bucks! BTW – I took a picture with my shitty cell phone to entice your taste buds… Note: there is no picture. You’ll just have to take my word for it or go to the Koji website to be enticed. Koji also offers up tacos filled with Korean spicy pork, spicy BBQ chicken, and tofu for $2 a piece. Also on the menu are $5 burritos with the same fillings mixed with hash browns, soft scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar and jack cheese and a few choice extras. There is a Kimchi Quesadilla ($5) which I didn’t have, but plan on going back for tomorrow because I’m a sucker for fermented spicy cabbage.
Chef Roy also runs occasional specials like the Kimchi Pastrami Melt, which I did try. Note: my shitty cell phone did manage to get a clear picture (below). Kimchi and pastrami caramelized together topped with cheese, sweet persimmon slices, and spicy arugula on rye bread slathered with sesame mayo, then pressed on the griddle panini-style.
The sandwich was good, but I don’t need to go back for it. I will, however go back for those BBQ Short Rib Tacos again and again.
Koji Korean BBQ-To-Go has three trucks running around LA, so there is no need to miss out on this goodness. You can find a weekly schedule of truck locations on their website www.kojibbq.com. And for you Twittering fools out there, you can follow Koji @kojibbq.