Sometime last year my homegirl Karen told us about the Kogi truck and she had asked if we were hip to the game. We weren’t. When I asked Karen how she liked the tacos she said it was “BOMB” (that’s exactly what she texted me)
One day back in Feb. I was on my daily blog stroll and read that the Kogi truck was going to be right around the corner, in front of the Golden Gopher at 9pm. My man and I decided to see what all the hype was about. The truck didn’t arrived until about 9:30-ish. The line was already to the corner. The line did not move for a long ass time. We were starving and I’m not in the best of moods when I’m that hungry.
They use the standard, place order first then step to the side and wait for your name to be called. But I must say it’s my first experience being at a food truck that have their own skinny security dude in full security gear sans gun. As we got closer to the front of the line I noticed the only Asian (just ‘cuz it’s a Korean taco truck I’m not going to assume he’s Korean) was the dude taking the orders. And the rest of the crew? Yup you guessed it, all Latinos including the lady heating up the tortillas. I think all Kogi truck personnel should intern at my favorite spot, Taco Zone to learn pure taco truck efficiency. At this Kogi truck they had the guy taking the orders, one dude calling out your name, 3 dudes making stuff and one lady holding it down at the tortilla station. At Taco zone there’s only 2-3 ladies whipping stuff out quick fast and killing the efficiency game.
After we finally got our order we noticed the line shrunk significantly. If the Kogi truck says they’ll be there at 9pm, best thing is to get there around 10ish to avoid the initial line.
Everyhing we had was tasty. They are truly Korean in taste and only the tortillas gave them that latin twist. I love me some kimchi but the quesadilla was a bit too much. After one slice I was cool. You can order them with meat and I think that would be the best move next time. All in all it was great food but I’m not going to be fiending over them like I do Taco Zone tacos. I do fiend for Korean BBQ in general but tacos, not so much.
Okay that’s my story now back to the hustle and grind.