After all this time spent craving some tacos that top those served at Taco Bell, I thought I’d finally give Korilla BBQ a shot. Every time I search for the greatest food trucks in NYC, whether it be on google or yahoo, the lists that come up seem to always include Korilla BBQ in or around the top 3, if not number 1. Luckily, the truck wasn’t too far from the office, so I didn’t have to walk too far.
Korilla BBQ is one of those schnazzy trucks, one with a huge tiger face logo, tiger stripes all over, steps to speed up the ordering process, uniforms, and loud music. It’s definitely a rubber-neck causing sight, especially for those that pass right by it. Upon arrival, I realized I came on a special day – a camera man was filming the crew at work as they took orders, prepared, and served food to their customers. I was hoping maybe they would beef up my taco for the cameras, but it didn’t seem like they did, at least I hope what I received wasn’t a beefed up taco, even though it wasn’t that small of servings. First, I ordered the shell, which was tacos for me. Next, the meat, spicy pork. Third, toppings, slaw and tomatoes. Fourth and finally, sauce, Hot Korean Sauce. This whole process, including waiting in line, took about 5 minutes, very efficient work by the men. Not knowing how to attack the three-taco meal, I dove in and went for it all. The slaw was a little too tangy for me. The tomatoes didn’t seem too fresh. Besides the two vegetables, the meat and sauce were both delicious. The meat was cooked very well and definitely had a Korean BBQ flare to it. The sauce was the perfect mix of spicy and sour and it wasn’t an overkill of spice or flavor like many sauces are. The tacos were good, nothing special, and they served as a great medium for my food. Overall, Korilla BBQ was great and worth the $7. Next time, I plan to try the beef tacos, from what I hear they are the best Korilla has to offer.