Do you like Tacos? Do you have a like Korean barbeques? If you have answered yes to both questions how does a Kimchi Quesadilla sound? If it sounds good or you have no clue what a Kimchi is why not try it out if you just so happen to be visiting Los Angeles. If you’re one of the lucky ones in L.A the Kogi Truck is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat of this unique union of Mexican and Korean dishes.
Serving Korean Mexican tacos all day and night, the blending of the two cuisines was the product of founders Mark Manguera, Caroline Shin-Manguera, and Chef Roy Choi who are combining the Latino and Asian culture together due to the intermingling of the second generation Latino and Asian youth growing up in the city.
In an interview with ZAGAT, Co-founder Caroline Shin-Manguera attributes the creator and success of these trucks being a response to the melting pot community rising in Los Angeles between the Mexican and Korean community. Believing that both cultures are heavily involved in family values that are strengthen around food bringing family together, the creators of the establishment feel the combination of the two cuisines are bringing the two communities together. And the mouth-watering menu of Spicy Pork Tacos, Calamari Tacos, and Short Rib Sliders.
The reputation of the Kogi Trucks can be attributed to the use of Twitter. Using Twitter to send out informative tweets, Kogi Truck tweets are blasted out communicating not only Chef Choi’s daily specials but the location of the truck itself if you don’t want to go driving all around the city of angels to fill your munchies of traditional homemade tortillas embedded with fresh veggies and rolled with the finest a Korean barbeque can offer.
Launched back in 2008, the Los Angeles-based company Kogi BBQ truck has become so popular that the eatery-on-wheels customers have identified themselves as Kogi-ites or Kogians. These mobilized tacos stands are visited daily by customers and can be easily found if you follow them via their Twitter. Maybe one of these trucks will get lost and end up in the big apple.