Introducing Kimchi, Dallas' Newest Korean Fusion Food Truck. Also: Cheesesteaks.

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Kimchi in a cup > pizza in a cup.
Have you bumped into Hey Kimchi yet? Hopefully not; it's likely bigger than you are. You do want to get to know it though: Dallas' latest Korean-fusion food truck specializes in what they refer to as CupBop Rice, a cup of rice with layers of meat that add chewiness and layers of vegetables that add crunch. Other cup-based meals are likely starting to feel a little bit nervous.

I was all set to pick out my CupBop options but a second menu caught my eye, specifically the bulgogi cheesesteak. I hadn't had a cheesesteak in a few hours, so I knew that would be my order. Had I known what I was getting myself into, I might have decided on a couple of tacos instead.

Look at this thing.

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So much cheese. So much steak.
The guy working the window was about to seal the lid when he paused and looked at me. "Do you wanna see it before I wrap it up?" he asked. I felt like I'd just laid down some serious plastic at Macy's.

It was a windy day and gusts pushed against the truck as I looked down at this mass of meat and melting cheese. I thought wouldn't have a chance but as I was about to walk away I was handed a fork and a single napkin. I took it as a challenge.

I worked through a little of the meat with the fork and then the next five minutes was a careful dance of holding my styrofoam container down so it wouldn't blow away, wiping bulgogi from my face with a quickly-deteriorating napkin and watching strings of cheese pull into thin threads in the wind. The meat was slightly sweet and the kimchi was mildly spiced. A single drop of mayonnaise stained red by other ingredients landed on my shoe and I was done.

At this point I decided that my napkin would do more harm than help, so I dragged my foot through the grass and that was it. I headed off with a small boulder in my belly and a newfound love.

I don't think I'll order that CupBob Rice concoction, ever. Not with a sandwich like that within reach.

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3 comments
mremanne
mremanne

Do I really see the word "Spam" listed in the meat list? Really!?

xdarkridex
xdarkridex

SWEET GOD IN HEAVEN.


I must find this truck.  Soon.

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