Kogi BBQ truck, always the truck to keep their fans updated on new menu additions, has rolled out what they’re calling the Rock Shrimp Quesadilla. This latest menu addition features grilled onions and rock shrimp drizzled with the brand’s Salsa Azul and Naranja, all sitting between a grilled tortilla.
It’s called the Grilled Cheasy Weazy, and it’s the latest featured item from the Kogi BBQ Truck. The sandwich is a bangkok street style grilled cheese sandwich with bananas, satay peanut butter and Thai chili sauce. It’s now available on one of the multiple Kogi BBQ trucks roaming Southern California (check the schedule on their website).
Coachella. It’s one of the biggest music festivals of the year, and it’s an arguably alienating topic for some. You either have tickets, wish you had tickets, or are sick-and-tired of hearing about those who are going, wish they were going, or the self-aware trolls who protest earnestly against everyone who mentions Coachella in their Facebook statuses.
Yeah, there’s people playing music. Wah. Yeah there’s two weekends and all my friends are going to the first. Wah.
Enough ranting, the real moral of the story is, Coachella’s annual poster-reveal with their extravagant performing lineups have always been a point of discussion. So much so that interesting blog Food is the New Rock has successfully mocked up a Coachella poster, painting food as the primary focus of the event.
For those going to Coachella this year, what food are you looking forward to? For those not going, maybe you should chirp at the rest of the Coachella-ers in the comments and remind them how much of a shit you don’t give about the concert in general?
Until next year:
Continuing their menu explorations, Kogi BBQ Truck has added a new burger entitled The Half Pound. Essentially the burger features a 1/2 lb grass fed beef patty hoisted between a toasted sesame seed bun, smothered in both salsa verde and roja, a slice of melting cheddar, a pile of grilled onions and a dollop of toasted sesame mayo for added goodness.
The burger is available for $9 at all of the Kogi trucks and their standalone concept restaurant, Chego, (3300 Overland Blvd, Culver City, CA – 5:30pm – 11:30pm). Either way, if you’re in Southern California, you have a few different options to get your fusion burger love going.
Southern California based food truck Kogi BBQ just released their latest featured item, a Blackjack Dirty Dog. The product utilizes a juicy Hebrew National hot dog, charred, and piled high with grilled onions and sitting on a bed of double caramelized spicy pork over oozing, melting cheeses. It’s then smothered in the brand’s trademark salsa verde sauce.
For $7, this new Blackjack Dirty Dog can be your property, and can be picked up from any of the four roaming trucks across Southern California.
If you follow our food truck coverage and are fans of the Kogi BBQ Truck, then you’re well aware that the LA-based truck is very keen on their Manny Pacquiao-inspired menu items. Not sure how this particular dish is supposed to remind me of the famous Filipino professional boxer, but it’s making me uncomfortable how delicious it looks.
This $7 quesadilla is definitely worth its weight in…well, it’s one of the best looking pound-for-pound quesadillas I’ve ever laid my eyes on (get the boxing reference? I’m a professional writer don’t you know). The crispy tortilla casing is wrapped around all three of the truck’s meats, all of their cheeses, a rainbow of Kogi’s signature salsas and a dollop of fatty, creamy, sesame mayo.
I’m going to find me a Kogi and beast out. Good day.
Last time we heard from the Kogi BBQ truck they had just launched their limited Family Turkey Meltdown sandwich, a jumpoff just in time for Thanksgiving, done with the traditional Kogi flair. With Thanksgiving behind us, Kogi is ready to reveal their next featured menu item, the Pok Pok Pill, a spicy pork and chorizo burrito. The new menu item will sell for $7 off any of the four roaming trucks in Southern California. Check the website for truck locations and times.
Founded by the creators of Kogi, “Chego!” serves as a sit down restaurant that fulfills the same dream. Focusing primarily on bowls, this Korean cuisine inspired establishment makes one delicious pork belly. A small “hole in the wall” eatery that was founded in mid 2010, Chego! stands on it’s own two feet against it’s predecessor.
Here’s a look at a recent trip we made:
The Steak in the Heart is a prime rib sandwich on grilled ciabatta served with wok-seared onions, roasted garlic Irish butter, cheese, green sauce.
Tiny’s Prime Rib Rice Plate is a chili-rubbed prime rib served with a fried egg, water spinach, creamed horseradish, roasted garlic serrano paste, and shallots.
And my personal favorite, the Chubby Pork Belly! Kochujang-Lacquered Kurobuta (pork belly), served pickled watermelon radishes, water spinach, cilantro, cotija, peanuts, and topped with a fried egg! And best of all, if your arteries are feeling particularly adventurous, you can upgrade anything on their menu with extra pork belly!