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Say It Ain’t So — Kogi BBQ Truck Gets Rid of Select Menu Items

Looks like Chef Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ fame is back on his feet again and is planning to add new menu items to his world famous Los Angeles and Orange County based trucks.

Following a recent stint in which Choi stopped eating meat for a week and considered leaving the culinary world, it seems as if his passion for cooking has been reignited.

Fans of the truck that started the food truck phenomenon may be disappointed to find some original Kogi menu items are on the chopping block. However, as the truck’s creative director Alice Shin points out on their blog, “after the rain comes rainbows, and there shall be some amazing dishes to take the place of all those who are passing on to the other side.”

A rainbow of new Kogi BBQ menu items doesn’t sound so bad when you think about it that way. According to Alice’s post, Choi’s decision to remove items is because of the truck’s huge menu. To put things into perspective, the truck only usually features one new item each week because there are already 13 other menu items (19 if you count the different types of burritos and tacos). For a food truck, and even for some restaurants, that’s a huge menu.

Here’s the list of items that are set to leave the menu within the next two weeks:

  • Kogi Dog
  • Kimchi Quesadilla
  • Calamari Tacos
  • Blue Moon Mulitas
  • Pacman Burger
  • Pacman Quesadilla
  • Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla

I’m especially bummed about the Pacman Burger, but knowing that new menu items are scheduled to hit the truck from the Chef himself makes the wound heal a little easier.

Chef Roy Choi creating new innovative culinary fusion masterpieces? Count me in. Fans of his restaurant Chego should also rejoice in the fact that he’s also doing similar additions and subtractions, so be on the look out as well.

We’ll see what he adds in the upcoming weeks, but we’d love to hear your feedback until that happens. Do you think this should’ve happened sooner? Are they taking away some of your favorites? Sound off in the comments below!

By Patrick Khensovan

Patrick Khensovan is a full-time Computer Science student at CSULB and extreme coffee addict. His favorite food groups include fried chicken, burgers, pizza, and ice cream.

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