Seoul Food: A traditional dish served just right

Three cheers for bibimbap!

I have a confession to make: Although I’ve enjoyed Korean food on a number of occasions, I’ve never had one of the most famous, delicious dishes that people of the world (and, of course, New Yorkers who visit K-Town in particular) have grown to love. That dish is bibimbap and I cannot believe that it’s taken me this long to try this delicacy.

As I came across the beautifully decorated black and red food truck called Seoul Food (Get it? Amazing!), I immediately asked what the most popular dish was and, of course, not surprised to hear that it was definitely in between bibimbap and the banh-mi sandwich. To be honest, I was actually very tempted by the Korean-influenced tacos and burritos.

Each dish sounded better than the rest, with us being able to choose in between Kalbi short rib, Bulgagi rib-eye, sweet and spicy pork, chicken and portabella mushrooms. One of these would come with either the tacos, burritos, bibimbap or the rice platter. The sandwich, meanwhile, came without the option for the short rib or portabella mushrooms.

As I tried to decide between each dish, the only choice was clearly for the dish I have yet to experience. I asked for the Kolbi short rib bibimbap ($10), which was served with rice (I asked for brown), bean sprouts, kimchi (which was very spicy), carrots, mushrooms, cilantro-lime onions, crispy romaine lettuce. They also included some gochujang (spicy chili paste) and sriracha (hot sauce) on the side.

The dish was huge and really delicious. I was really glad to finally try this delicacy. The sweetness of the short rib was absolutely perfect, covered in sesame seeds and accompanied by just the right amount of spice. Although I’m usually a big baby when it comes to spicy food (that’s why I didn’t get the sweet and spicy pork, actually), the little addition of kimchi and spicy side sauces was ideal. It allowed me to have just enough to satisfy a craving without making my mouth burn. Well, not too long anyway.

If you’re looking for some delicious Korean food (and I sure hope you are!), check out the Seoul Food’s truck website for the full menu. Become a fan on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for their latest location and get some Seoul food yourself.



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