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Food Truck Review: Tacos from Takorean

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Yesterday, I *happened* to pass by the Takorean food truck around the time people eat what’s commonly known as lunch.  I can’t pass up a good taco, especially given that one of Takorean’s options yesterday was a beef bulgogi taco.  Beef bulgogi is a delicious Korean dish.  In simple terms, it’s beef that has been marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, peppers and other yummy stuff.  At the truck, I opted for two tacos: the beef bulgogi and tofu.  They were also offering a chicken taco but I felt like that would be too safe a choice.  Plus, I actually do like tofu despite my love of the meats.  Tacos are $3.50 a piece, but you can get 3 tacos for $9.   Though I found that two tacos were filling enough for me.

 

Each taco comes with your choice of meat or tofu nestled in two corn tortillas and topped with Sriracha (hot) sauce, cilantro, lime crema (a/k/a lime flavored sour cream), one of two types of slaw, and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  Your slaw options are napa romaine or kimchi.  The tacos were tasty.  In fact, I may have like the tofu taco more than the beef!  I know, insane!!   It’s probably becaues the tofu soaked up the hoisin marinade resulting in a spicy, salty finished product.  Now, my one big disappointment was the kimchi slaw.   I thought it would be real kimchi until I re- read the description on Takorean’s website a little more closely. It accurately states that you’re getting cabbage with a “kimchi style sauce”.   Daggers!  So much for my reading comp skills.  The slaw didn’t do much for me, but it’s a necessary component of a good taco — you need the crunch to add some texture and brine to the savory filling. Maybe Takorean can consider souping up the kimchi sauce a bit and/or marinating the cabbage a little longer so as to absorb more of its flavor.  I guess using real kimchi might be too expensive…

 

So Takorean is a good choice if you’re looking for a quick lunch and are in the mood for some Asian-style tacos.  They change up their taco menu periodically.  For example, today they will be featuring a special short rib taco.  Sounds awesome.  Now where did they say they will be parked . . . hmm.

Until next time folks, remember, life’s too short to eat crappy food!

The Sweet, Succulent Honey Pig

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Why have I once again ventured into the ‘burbs? Why else? Food. This time it’s lunch at the Honey Pig in Annandale, VA.  (By the way, good luck understanding the website.)

I’ve heard people rave about this place including the chefs at BLT Steak. So my friend and I (you may know him as “Fancy Pants” from my Volt review a few months ago) braved today’s brutal heat to see if this place lived up to the hype.  First, a warning.  Don’t be discouraged by the no frills decor or service.  To those that might get nervous about eating at places that look “divey,” I offer this friendly piece of advice:  Get over it!  Some of the tastiest food I’ve eaten has come in a no-frills package.  The Honey Pig is no exception.   After receiving some recommendations from our waitress, we settle on the spicy pork belly and the beef bulgogi.

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