Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Food Trucks on Fifth: Kimchi Taco

Guest blogger and operations intern Alex reviewed Kimchi Taco, one of a rotating schedule of food trucks participating in our Food Trucks on Fifth program.

For a quick bite to eat today, I ventured over to 5th Avenue to check out the food truck once again. Wednesday’s truck, Kimchi Taco Truck, offers “Korean BBQ & More.”  This truck brings the bold flavors of Korean BBQ to NYC in an awesome way—tacos!

Instead of going for the amazing deal of any combination of three tacos for only $10, I chose to take the single taco route.

The Korean fried chicken taco, up close and personal. 
The menu listed a number of tacos with ingredients I never would have thought to fill a taco shell with. Each comes in a large toasted and all-natural corn tortilla, along with green onion and miso crema. It was hard to decide which taco I wanted more. I could have gone for the Krispy Fish Taco with sweet rice flour and sweet potato starch batter, chipotle aioli, mango salsa, kimchi slaw and pickled daikon. Instead, I went for the Korean Fried Chicken taco. The chicken, battered in sweet rice flour, came with a coat of organic blue agave nectar, a glaze made of ginger, garlic, sesame seed, and Korean pepper, and with pickled daikon and queso blanco.

Kimchi Taco has offerings to satisfy all flavor profiles: sweet, spicy, salty, and sour. 
In the first bite I was introduced to a glorious love affair between the sweetness of the agave nectar and spiciness of the Korean pepper glaze. The guys behind the counter had asked if I wanted to make it extra spicy, which was a tempting offer, but I found the taco’s mild spiciness to be the perfect amount for my taste buds. The pickled daikon also added an extra texture and flavor to the taco that did not go unnoticed.

I cannot stress enough how delicious this taco was. My single regret was trying only one!

Food Trucks on Fifth: Kimchi Taco
Wednesdays, 11am - 7pm
South side of Fifth Avenue Terrace

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