It’s currently 3:30 a.m. at the time of this posting, and I figure there are a hefty amount of college students out there staying up late to get their finals studying in check! In response, this particular posting goes out to you guys. Here we’re looking at a tasty ham toasted on the grill in conjunction with some kimchi, cheese, lathered up with sesame mayo and and served on a sweet hawaiian roll. The mere idea of these flavors has me drooling. Oh yeah, this is straight from Kogi BBQ! Eat on!
I don’t think there’s a week that goes by without someone ranting about the Kogi BBQ truck. I’m sure it’s all in good taste, especially when I get directed to pictures like this of an amazing looking Hawaiian Spam Slider. A beautiful toasted dinner roll, salty-fried Spam, covered in sesame mayonnaise and kimchi. The idea is simple but genius. Eat on! (PicThx PleasurePalate)
Kogi‘s Orange County trip was short lived. Considering Kogi is a roaming taco truck, they apparently never got a health permit to sell its food within Orange County borders. What does that mean? It means Kogi will not be adding Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and other Orange County cities to its upcoming tour dates. The Orange County Health Care Agency is working with the cult-fueled Korean BBQ Taco Truck to smooth out the proper credentials needed to roam the rough streets* of Orange County freely. (Thx FastFoodMaven)
*This is sarcasm. The streets of Orange County aren’t really that tough.
First off, this shot is pretty amazing. Second, I missed my chance to try out the infamous Kogi Korean BBQ a few nights back when the truck found its way into the streets of Anaheim. Something about the continuously hour long lines puts me off, but everyone who has tried it says it’s well worth the wait. One day I will man up. Until then, I will live vicariously through these pictures of beautiful Korean x Mexican fusion.
Just keeping everyone up to speed on the deals, we just got informed that Kogi Korean BBQ-to-go will be catering Levi’s 3rd Annual Powersliding Championships. Apparently, the first 450 guests get a free combo meal (three tacos, one burrito and a drink!). Here’s the information:
WHAT: Levi’s 3rd Annual Powersliding Championships – The event includes a sizable street course that will test the competitors’ freestyle skills with 40-foot, four-story rails and boxes, and a cool ocean breeze. Other event highlights include a performance from Brooklyn rockers Matt & Kim, complimentary treats from Mountain Dewand Kogi Korean BBQ taco trucks, and free custom screen-printed apparel, all surrounding the massive Powersliding course.
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier parking lot off HWY 1, Santa Monica, CA
WHEN: April 15, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Celebrity judges including Olympic Gold Medalist skier Jonny Moseley, Jason Acuña (“Wee-Man” from Jackass), and Kendra Wilkinson (the too hot to handle star of The Girl’s Next Door), sliders, Brooklyn rockers Matt and Kim, KROQ’s Psycho Mike, Catfish, and the public.
Oh, yeah, we’LL be there. And for KoGi fans, it gets even better: LEVI’s 3rd ANNUAL POWERSLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP is offering free KOGI COMBOS for 450 guests! Get your ticket from Levi’s before they run out! Each ticket is worth: three *tacos + one *burrito + one drink!
*choice of: Short Ribs / Chicken
If you live in Southern California and you haven’t heard of Kogi BBQ, apparently it’s time to shoot yourself (please don’t). Basically, Kogi BBQ utilizes a classy taco truck and serves up a fusion of Korean BBQ and portable tacos/burrito. Sounds unorthodox, but apparently it’s amazing. My friends over at Loud&Obnoxious recently made the trek out to a random late night location where the Kogi truck was parked, and endured the long lines to get their hands on the hype.