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Update Your Food Truck Lists: Comings Soon – Takorean, Korean BBQ Tacos

by Prince Of Petworth — August 2, 2010 at 11:00 am 20 Comments

Photo courtesy of Takorean, Credit: Alexandra Boule-Buckley

It seems like every week I’m learning about a new Food Truck coming to DC. And I say the more the merrier! This one also sounds pretty sweet. From a press release:

Korean BBQ Tacos have had great success throughout Southern California over the past couple of years, and are now about to make their grand entrance here on the streets of the nation’s capital. Operating from a newly remodeled truck, TaKorean, a delicious fusion blend of Korean BBQ with a twist of Mexican style, is slated to
open to lunch goers during August throughout the downtown metro area.

Truck design courtesy of Takorean by Sima Designs

Truck design courtesy of Takorean by Sima Designs

All TaKorean recipes are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients available. TaKorean will serve vegetarian and vegan options, along with daily specials. Using social media networking, TaKorean will post information weekly and daily so that customers will be able to follow the truck’s city locations every day. Fans and customers can follow Twitter and Facebook feeds @taKorean and also visit the website (coming soon) for a direct feed on the homepage.

Mike Lenard, President of DC Street Food, Inc., has created a variety of Asian inspired taco combinations and menu items to “consistently provide customers with fresh, interesting, healthy, and delicious tasting food that gives them something to smile about.” A native of Washington D.C., Lenard is determined to provide healthy, well-balanced meals at a reasonable price ($5-$9) to his fellow Washingtonians while also giving back to the community and local environmental causes. TaKorean is pledging 1% of gross sales to local environmental and youth based non-profit organizations.

At TaKorean, one can enjoy a choice of Korean style Bulgogi beef, tangy chicken, or caramelized tofu tacos topped with fresh spicy or mild slaw, cool lime crème, Sriracha Chili sauce, fresh cilantro and sesame seeds on top of warm corn tortillas. Enjoy your meal while listening to some great music at your favorite downtown park bench on your lunch break or late night outside of your favorite place to unwind on weekends. This newest fusion blend has taken over the West Coast in recent years, and is sure to leave an impression on the DC street food scene in the weeks to come!

  • saf

    That looks interesting.

    You know what I really want? I’ll tell you. Indian tacos. There needs to be a fry bread truck!

    • Anonymous

      hell yeah.

  • madmcdc

    rosslyn office workers are jealous of all the food trucks DC gets. no fair.

    • engineergirl

      If it makes you feel any better, I work SE DC and have never seen a food truck out here.

      • ET

        Only curbside cupcakes makes it over here (though I think the pizza one goes up near N. Capitol/Union Station).

      • I’ll be in SE around Navy Yard on a semi regular basis. Where in SE do you work?

        • engineergirl

          Come down the street to Maritime Plaza (12th and M)! Those tofu tacos sound really good.

        • WOOD

          Hope you can make it over to NOMA, I am in the new DOJ building 2CON, @ 145 N Street, NE. We are across from the ATF building near the corner of NY & Florida.

    • blittle

      Pshaw. You get Rebel Heroes. They never cross the river to DC.

    • Chris Pusvegan

      Believe it or not, most of the best food trucks in the area are in Arlington, not DC.

  • DC not Suburbia

    That sounds so yummy!
    No I am not posting too quickly. Frigging Captcha, argh!

  • Scott

    Just say no to the evil herb, cilantro. Ugh.

    • Kev29

      Don’t listen to him, cilantro. I love you!

    • saf


    • I like cheese

      Whhhaaaa?! I’ve never known anyone who doesn’t like cilantro. it’s the best.

  • Kev29

    If it’s even half as good as Kogi in LA, then I will be eating there.

  • Tacos will be offered with cilantro, however each taco is made to order and can easily be requested without cilantro or any of the other toppings.

  • ilovecilantro

    cilantro is the greatest thing known to man or dog.

  • Anonymous

    having gotten a sample taste of these tasty tacos, no reason to spend $12 on lunch at a place not half as good as these puppies


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