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THE KOREAN FOOD FOUNDATION, in partnership with the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, last week decided to launched Taste of Korea NYC, to better promote Korean cuisine and local Korean restaurants in New York City.

They have employed a food truck, called the Mobile Kitchen, to offer small free lunch plates of traditional Korean fare from 11:30 am until 2 pm (or until food runs out), showcasing a different NYC Korean restaurant's dish for a few days. I missed last week's short rib sliders from Danji—which looked excellent in the photos uploaded to Taste of Korea's Facebook page—so I made it a mission to stop by the truck today on my way to a (fruitless) job interview in midtown Manhattan.

The Mobile Kitchen truck laid anchor on 59th and Park, today serving bulgogi from Kang Suh restaurant. A deceptively simple looking preparation of meat and rice, this dish was excellent, at least for my first time ever trying it. The strips of marinated, spiced prime cuts of very tender and juice beef exploded with hot and cool flavors in my mouth, supported dutifully by toothsome sticky rice, an I immediately became a fan.

I would later find out online that, as opposed to my serving, bulgogi is usually also served with white button mushrooms and sometimes green peppers. I could see how they would add some complexity to the dish, but the dish certainly didn't lack with those added elements. I can't wait to try it again, as I am also looking forward to initiating myself with a dish called japchae, which starts serving from the Mobile Kitchen on Wednesday down on 35th and Broadway (and farther away from my neighborhood.

Anyone in that area want to interview my for a job wether you have one available or not...?!

Bun Apple Tea!


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