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Korean Spicy BBQ Chicken Tacos

Korean Spicy BBQ Chicken Tacos


During the summer I found out about the Kogi taco trucks in California that serve Korean/Mexican fusion dishes that sound really tasty. Given that Korean and Mexican cuisines are both among my favorites I was immediatly intrigued and I since I figured that I would not be getting the chance to try out he Kogi trucks any time soon I decided to try reproducing one of their dishes at home. I started with their short rib tacos and came up with a recipe based on their description and photos. My version of the short rib tacos turned out so well that I vowed to try some more items from their menu! It was with this in mind that I made the dak bulgogi or spicy Korean BBQ chicken with the idea of using it as the meat in my version of the Kogi spicy chicken tacos. I had already reproduced the remaining ingredients in the chicken tacos including the Korean style salsa roja, the onion and cilantro relish, and the shredded lettuce in a Korean sesame vinaigrette so it came down to simply making those recipes once again and assembling the tacos along with the dak bulgogi. The chicken tacos turned out just as good as the beef ones, which is to say that I practically inhaled them. I really liked the way the gochujang on the chicken added even more heat to the chicken version of the tacos along with even more flavour. My favorite part of the tacos however had to be how well all of the fresh ingredients played with the spicy meat. Luckily I made a really big batch of the dak bulgogi and I have a bit more to play with!

Korean Spicy BBQ Chicken Tacos

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
12 small tortillas
1 batch dak bulgogi (Korean BBQ chicken)
1 cup Korean style salsa roja
1 cup onion and cilantro relish
2 cups shredded lettuce in a Korean sesame vinaigrette
6 tablespoons sesame seeds (toasted and crushed)

Directions:
1. Assemble tacos as you like and enjoy.

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26 comments:

Bob said...

Holy crap, that sounds awesome. I love everything about it.

MaryBeth said...

I agree with Bob...my husband would be all over this dish.

Shanon said...

i have also been wanting to try the korean tacos from the trucks in california! i must try these!

Kathleen said...

You always have the greatest food on this blog!

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! This is fantastic!

Rachael said...

Those look out-of-this-world!!!

Chris said...

You are just out of control with your phusion cooking and phood photograpy. Damn, you're awesome, Kev. That taco picture is top notch.

Natalie Catherine said...

i am soooooo happy that i found your blog. because i LOVE it. and this recipe looks amazing i want to try it!

Zoe Sotet Art Studio said...

Om nom nom nom...

MaryMoh said...

What a mouth-watering dish! I love everything Korean....just delicious!!

Joanne said...

Ah so now the real ulterior motives come out! Just kidding. Love the tacos.

Bellini Valli said...

An excellent fusion dish Kevin.I could bite into a delicious burger right now.

George Gaston said...

Kevin with this dish, you have taken tacos to an entirely different place. They look so amazing!

Ben said...

That is an interesting fusion. I've heard of it before, but never tried. It sounds intriguing and delicious, though.

Ed Schenk said...

Until the Korean taco truck comes to Detroit I will try your recipes. they look wonderful.

Amber said...

Oh the man is gonna love these

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Catherine said...

Korean spicy tacos?! What a great combo! I love the way these look! Great dish Kevin!

Maria said...

Oh, wow! How good does this look?! Amazingly good!

Memória said...

That's it! I'm packing up and moving to your place as soon as I renew my passport haha!

The Duo Dishes said...

Come to LA and try our trucks! It's such a fun way to test out our street foods. Kogi's a popular one of course, but like anything, you can totally make it at home if you give it a try.

Michelle said...

Kevin that sounds just amazing.Look forward to making it.

Julie said...

I hope the recipes are as tasty as your photographs make them look! Can't wait to try this one.

The Italian Dish said...

Okay, I made this tonight for dinner and we loved it! I made the cilantro relish and the romaine salad - everything! It was so good. My husband thinks we need to have this every week. I used whole wheat tortillas and it's really a very healthy meal!

Mother Rimmy said...

You have the most wonderful recipes. These tacos sound fabulous!

Helcat said...

I just have to stop by and say how completely delicious this was. Gochujang is my new favorite thing ever.

Kristin Leigh said...

I am so very excited to find this recipe! We just had Korean BBQ Tacos for lunch today and were hoping to find a way to make our own at home! You've given me hope that I can accomplish the task! Thanks for sharing it!

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