Last night, Wednesday, my best foodie friend ET, and I, hunkered down in the cold & sprinkles of, Eagle Rock. On Eagle Rock Blvd.
With about 100 other fanatics in line, so this had better be good. Fans of the just months old new eatery about town: The Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck. With this taco truck you follow its whereabouts on the internet via its website and Twitter. A relatively small number this night. The lineup in past stops has been known to reach into the hundreds!!
If you haven’t heard about it, it’s understandable. Like I said – it’s only a few months old. And, it’s only been covered in the dying newspaper industry rags such as the LA & NY Times. And the BBC, LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold, Newsweek, numerous blogs, television, and so on.
But, now I can’t keep it from some of you no more. I had better mention it. It’s been described as America’s first viral eatery, and Korean BBQ to go. There I’ve done it! That’s about all for now: I forgot to take my camera with me on this food adventure. Something I’ve been forgetting lately.
I also almost forgot to leave with ET! Waiting for her to finish her job down the block here in Pasadena. Just didn’t want to be late for the Kogi taco truck food party even if it meant having to leave her behind! Oh, I know she was coming. But, I was a leaving if she didn’t come quick. She came, & we headed down the freeways to Eagle Rock.
As I said, just a mention now, but much, much more in a later post
This is an Asian/Korean version of the taco trucks you commonly see in Latin neighborhoods & businesses. A fusion of the Korean/Latin food cultures over tacos & burritos.
Our wait in line, in the cold/rain, took about an hour from getting in line to receiving our food. When we arrived there were already about a dozen ahead of us waiting for the truck to open up for bizness. When we left there were still about 50 in line.
“Well, was it worth the wait, is it good?” Yes. Better & different than your average taco. How does meat marinated Korean BBQ style sound? Or, a tofu taco?
Would I go again? Yes. ET seconds that. She says Mexican cuisine may be her fav. Oh yeah, she’s Asian, with a brunch of experience eating out in Asian countries. I know her to be stingy with the compliments to food as much as me.
Should you go? Yes, again. Don’t let the fact that most of those in line will be Hispanic & Asian, and probably younger than you ( In their 20’s) stop you from joining the Kogi line one day. There still will be a cross-section of all types in this line up! The common denominator will be the continued search, and found, of good cheap eats!
More on the Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck & Kogi culture later. Like after a return visit…with my camera.