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NY Food Truck Lunch: Kalbi Burrito From Seoul Food

Perry, the man behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.

One of the newer food trucks around is Seoul Food, another Korean vendor that joins Korilla BBQ, Big D's Grub Truck, Kimchi Taco Truck, and Bob & Jo – not to mention Korean food carts, like Bapcha and Gobuki.

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Some of these vendors fuse Korean and Mexican cuisine, and some have more traditional Korean food.  Seoul Food serves both.

They have fusion cuisine like Korean tacos, burritos and sliders – but they also have more traditional Korean food like bibimbap and rice platters – and they also make a Korean version of the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich.

This time we decided to try a Kalbi Short Rib Burrito for $8.50.

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Some vendors pride themselves on the size of their burritos, but this item was only about 6.5 inches long.

When ordering you have a choice of brown or white rice, a flour or whole wheat tortilla, and spicy mayo or low-fat sour cream.

Burrito (with ruler) from Seoul Food Truck
(credit: New York Street Food)

Despite the small size, the burrito was pretty thick and full. Inside the wrap there was plenty of marinated short rib, romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese, kimchi aioli, onions, cilantro, rice and spicy mayo.

The first bite was sweet and spicy, with the flavor of the marinated beef and kimchi aioli front and center. The kalbi really caught my attention, as the marinade was more pronounced than at many of the other Korean vendors.

The burrito was a bit spicy, but not too much, with the rice, lettuce and cheese moderating the amount of spiciness.

This was a very tasty burrito, and it was filling too. What it lacked in length, it more than made up for in width and flavor.

At $8.50 for a burrito or $8.95 for 3 tacos (plus tax), they are a bit pricey. Keep in mind that the food is fresh and tasty, and the portions aren't skimpy.

You can follow Seoul Food on Twitter here.

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