Saturday, March 07, 2009

Best Korean BBQ Tacos at Kogi

Yes, I'm eating tacos again. I can't help it, they are the nearly perfect food - tasty, portable, and quick. I also like Korean barbecue so when I learned about Kogi BBQ before heading to California in December, I immediately starting following them so I knew where they'd be when I was hungry. Wait, I'm always hungry. Anyway, not quite sure what I'm talking about? Back in late November @kogibbq began to Twitter. What's Twitter? Really?! Follow me @onefoodguy and find out!

Okay, let me start over. Kogi BBQ is a taco truck, a Korean BBQ taco truck, and they use Twitter to broadcast their location in and around the greater Los Angeles area! Actually, they have two trucks and a menu at Alibi Room in Culver City, CA but back in December they only had one truck and I wanted to try their tacos. So I started following them on Twitter and periodically checked Twitterberry to find where they would be. On my last night in Venice I saw they would be parked outside The Brig on Abbot Kinney, just 1 mile from my friends house where I was staying. Score! Kogi tacos were on my late night menu!

Kogi offers four different fillings for their tacos, Korean short ribs - their signature, spicy BBQ chicken, spicy pork, and tofu, and each taco is topped with sesame-chile salsa roja, julienne romaine and cabbage tossed in Korean chili-soy vinaigrette, cilantro-green onion-lime relish, crushed sesame seeds, and sea salt, then garnished with a lime wedge, an orange wedge, and a red radish wedge. I know they sound awesome, and they ARE awesome. I really wish Kogi had a truck in Boston...Kogi are you listening?!

If you want to learn more about Kogi BBQ, follow them on Twitter @kogibbq and if you want to see what's going on at the trucks, check out their photostream on Flickr. Don't have Twitter? Don't care for Flickr? Go to, find out where the trucks are, and go get yourself some incredible Korean BBQ tacos! Tell them One Food Guy sent you!

Kogi BBQ truck outside of The Brig

Kogi BBQ truck outside of The Brig

The Tastemakers at Kogi BBQ

A trio of tacos at Kogi BBQ


  1. I have to have one of these tacos. A Must. Just stumbled upon your site. I love it!

  2. wish we had anything resembling that around here. man I love that stuff.

  3. Holy cow that looks amazing...I mean serious yum there.

  4. Hi Donna, I could go for one of those tacos right now too! I love them!

    Hi Dawn, I keep sending messages to Kogi asking them to come to Boston but they aren't biting!

    Hi noble pig, they are seriously amazing. So freaking good I could have eating 20 of them!

    Hi Ulla, they are fantastic! And they run specials every night too which are also fantastic!

    Kogi BBQ tacos I miss you!