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Kogi BBQ

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Pacman Quesadilla Kogi BBQ
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Pacman Quesadilla Kogi BBQ

Time Out says

The grandaddy of the modern food truck bonanza since 2008, Roy Choi’s Kogi empire still rules the streets (and Twitter feeds) with a delectable mashup of Korean and Mexican flavors. The signature short rib taco delivers big with double-caramelized Korean BBQ depth balanced with a bright spike of salsa roja, a chile-soy slaw, cilantro and onions on two grilled-charred house tortillas. The now-classic kimchi quesadilla is still a winner, but the blackjack quesadilla with spicy pork, caramelized onions and salsa verde is also a solid choice. And if you’re looking to skip the meat, you can always swap in tofu as a filling. There are now three trucks to track down (known as Roja, Verde and Naranja) in multiple locations daily, check the schedule online and find them on Twitter. You can also hit up their new brick-and-mortar taqueria in Palms (

RECOMMENDED: Time Out with Kogi's Roy Choi


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