The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Seoul 757 Taco's Bibimbap
I have an almost equal love for both Korean food and tacos, so I was excited to discover Seoul757Taco, a food truck dedicated to traditional Korean dishes with their own modern touch.
I used to be a waitress at a Korean chef-owned sushi restaurant that of course served sushi along with a few Korean dishes like bulgogi (Korean BBQ) and kimchi soup (a spicy stew of kimchi, pork and tofu), so I knew somewhat of what I was getting into. Though I was familiar with some Korean cuisine, I'd never had their staple, bibimbap, which translates to ‘mixed rice’.
Typically served hot, the makeup of the bibimbap bowl often contains beef, a fried or raw egg, rice, fresh vegetables and gochujang, the signature spicy sweet red pepper paste. Right when I was handed my lunch the sweet lady instructed: just mix it all together. So mix it I did. Seoul757Taco’s bibimbap ($11) had the tasty chopped morsels of bulgogi, bean sprouts, thinly sliced cucumber and carrot, kimchi, and of course a scoop of steamed rice. Topped with a fried egg, I felt right at home with bibimbap.
For me, the defining ingredient here was the red pepper paste. First, I tasted just a smidgen of it to register its heat—medium. But once I stirred the paste with the rest of the warm ingredients beneath the near 90-degree sun, the bowl had stepped up a spicy notch to make one wholesome, satisfying meal.
Their menu also includes tacos ($5), burritos ($9), Korean sub sandwiches ($9)—each served with a choice of bulgogi, spicy pork or spicy chicken—and cheesy nachos ($8) served with jalapenos.
I know one thing’s for certain: bibimbap is one of those meals I’ll be craving until I can get my next fix.
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