Coreanos: Mexican Cuisine with Korean in Between
Like the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians, and the Atlanta Braves, there’s probably also something vaguely wrong with Coreanos’ caricature of a short Asian man standing under a sombrero, but as with food truck innuendo and sport, you kind of just have to go with it when it comes to Coreanos' truck design. In another homage to LA’s Kogi, Austin’s Coreanos truck (now also in Houston) serves "Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between."
Of course, that means Korean barbecue tacos, quesadillas, and burritos with your choice of marinated beef short rib, spicy twice-cooked pork belly, spicy marinated chicken, or marinated tofu. That LA homage is driven home by two great menu items: the hot dogs. There’s the L.A. Hot Dog (bacon-wrapped hot dog with grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, and mayo), and the Coreanos dog, also bacon-wrapped with grilled onions but also topped with caramelized kimchi and "El Scorcho" sauce.
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