Korilla BBQ Truck
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Sometimes lady luck just smiles on a guy. I was just finishing several hours of holiday shopping on crowded, cold Midtown streets and was hungry, cranky and looking for some satisfying cheap eats. Just as I was starting to ponder the many boring, overpriced neighborhood options, I literally bumped into the line of customers at the Korilla BBQ truck. I had heard about this Korean Taco fusion, and had been wanting to check it out, but I assumed it was downtown and not right in front of my face. Billing itself as the “New Face of Korean BBQ”, Korilla is staffed by 3 or 4 young Korean dudes, just happy to serve their (mostly male) customers. Having only seconds to scan the menu, I ordered one of each kind of taco – ribeye of the tiger, that’s a ribeye bulgogi with red kimchi and korilla sauce; the porkinator with pulled pork, kimchi slaw, kbbq sauce and jack cheese; and wonder bird with chicken thighs, summer kimchi and korilla sauce and a pickle spear. All 3 for just $7! A great deal for really interesting flavors. All 3 wrapped in double corn tortillas – as they should be. I feel like my favorite was the ribeye, but all were tasty. The beef had a lot of flavor and the kimchi nice and spicy. The pulled pork was also flavorful, the chicken not as much, but the addition of the pickle kicked it up. Next time (hopefully soon), I will try the burrito, which has the addition of bacon and kimchi fried rice.
This trend of really interesting food trucks is making WeCouldEat very happy indeed! My only regret is that it didn’t happen 10 years earlier when I was single and working in Midtown every day. But I can still enjoy this tasty grub once in awhile.