We've been wanting to try Kogi Korean BBQ Truck for years. We love tacos, love both Korean and Mexican food, and also wanted to see if the food actually lived up to the Kogi mania. So when we were in L.A. last week, this was one of the first places on our list to check out. Before we talk about the food, we want to start off by saying it's really important to see their twitter updates in addition to the schedule on their website. When we didn't see their truck parked at the location/time they said they'd be at, we started to drive away, but a last minute twitter check on our phone showed they were running about 40 minutes late, so we turned back around and there they finally were. We were especially happy that we were one of the first customers, which meant no insane lines.
We did 3 tacos + 1 drink combo for $7 and got the short rib tacos. We're happy to report that these tacos are indeed worth the chasing around. The short rib (Kalbi) tacos were phenomenal. They didn't skimp on the meat, which was tender and moist, and the vegetables were surprisingly fresh. But really it's all about their sauce: vinegary, sweet and spicy goodness. This sauce will be all over your hands, arms, and face, but that's not such a bad thing. Although not as good as the short rib tacos, the calamari was also very tender, served with a much punchier sauce.
They also have sliders, burritos, and desserts like a Sriracha Bar on their menu. If you're in L.A., go find them. You won't be disappointed.
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