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January 26, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Korean-taco truck? My dream come true! Too bad it’s in L.A.

Thanks to my pal Doug Kim for turning me on to an idea whose time has most definitely come. As a fellow Korean-food fan (how can he help it? it’s in his blood) Doug knew I’d get a kick out of this video news clip singing the praises of Kogi — the Korean-taco truck that has all of L.A. a-Twitter.

Sure, here in Seattle we’ve got great Thai food in a truck, great bistro food in a truck (actually, an Airstream), Middle Eastern-eats in a truck, and lots of terrific Mexican-food trucks (and buses) parked all over Greater Seattle. But what I wouldn’t give for a Korean-taco truck like Kogi! If we had one, I can imagine myself tracking it down in the dead of night like these Angelinos did earlier this month, before finding their delicious prey in a hipster ‘hood east of Hollywood:

Given the state of the economy and the restaurant industry, I’m convinced the time has come for more chefs to go budget and hit the road, coming up with mobile restaurants like Kogi — or our own Skillet Street Food, Kaosamai Thai (which expects to have its new South Lake Union-truck back in operation soon) and Hallava Falafel (now back in business in Georgetown, and open from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays in front of the Corson Building)

So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Korean tacos, though I’ve got to ask: If you could conjure your own idea of Heaven on Earth when it comes to meals on wheels, what would it be?

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