Once a month the food trucks gather at Grand Army Plaza and we the people of Brooklyn meet them there. We wander the plaza, scoping out the scene and weighing our options. How many trucks will we attempt to eat from? Which long lines will we subject ourselves to? Maybe we’ll divide and conquer. Maybe we’ll get an ice cream sandwich and eat it while waiting on line for a lobster roll. Maybe we’re overwhelmed (or worse, hangry) and think we should jump ship and grab takeout from a non-mobile, non-mobbed location.
Or, maybe it’s only that complicated in my head.
At the last Food Truck Rally, Mr. Yummy BK and I opted to wait on line for the Kimchi Taco Truck:
It took a little while but was worth the wait on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We each ordered a trio of tacos for $7 each. The Mr. had one each of the meat tacos (Grilled Korean BBQ Shortrib, Spicy Seared Pork, and Pulled Chicken) and I had three of the vegetarian option (Tofu Edamame).
Both taco trios were devoured. Mr. YBK and I loved the hearty taco fillings and the toppings that contrasted them, especially the crunchy pickled daikon (atop the chicken taco above and on all veg tacos below). You can check out the full menu here for the lowdown on the ingredients. Suffice it to say, that everything tasted fresh, flavorful, and interesting. How often do you eat Korean inspired tacos?
We also shared a side of Spicy Rice Cake. You just have to love a pile of chewy rice cakes in a pool of spicy red pepper glaze. Even before I went veggie, rice cakes were my favorite part of Korean cuisine. That and the banchan.
Kimchi Taco Truck is a must try if you catch them at the next Food Truck Rally. Alternatively, stalk them on twitter or take a peek at their weekly schedule to find out if the truck will be in your area. OR even better, visit their first brick and mortar location Kimchi Grill, which recently opened in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn!
All Food Truck Rally pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yummybrooklyn/sets/72157626872697780/