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Coreanos: Mexican Cuisine with Korean in Between

Coreanos: Mexican Cuisine with Korean in Between

Mexican Cuisine with Korean in Between

Like the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians, and the Atlanta Braves, there’s probably also something vaguely wrong with Coreanos’ caricature of a short Asian man standing under a sombrero, but as with food truck innuendo and sport, you kind of just have to go with it when it comes to Coreanos' truck design. In another homage to LA’s Kogi, Austin’s Coreanos truck (now also in Houston) serves "Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between."

Of course, that means Korean barbecue tacos, quesadillas, and burritos with your choice of marinated beef short rib, spicy twice-cooked pork belly, spicy marinated chicken, or marinated tofu. That LA homage is driven home by two great menu items: the hot dogs. There’s the L.A. Hot Dog (bacon-wrapped hot dog with grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, and mayo), and the Coreanos dog, also bacon-wrapped with grilled onions but also topped with caramelized kimchi and "El Scorcho" sauce.

Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.

New Food Network-featured food truck Coreanos with Mexican-Asian dishes debuting in San Antonio

Kim BAP has seasoned rice, marinated beef bulgogi, spicy marinated chicken with onions, cilantro, cheese, and El Scorcho sauce.

El Scorcho Tacos from Coreanos food truck

A quesadilla from Coreanos is one of many menu options that blends Mexican and Asian flavors into the menu.

An assortment of tacos from Coreanos, a new food truck based out of Houston that is set to makes its debut in San Antonio this week.

A melted quesadilla and tacos from Coreanos, a new food truck set to debut in San Antonio.

An order of kimchi dumplings from Coreanos

The blended tastes of Mexican and Asian cuisine hit the San Antonio pavement Saturday with the launch of the first Coreanos food truck outside of Houston.

The food truck has quite the following as it was featured on the Food Network&rsquos &ldquoUnique Eats&rdquo and &ldquoFood Paradise&rdquo shows.

Coreanos will begin service at 7038 UTSA Boulevard on the Northwest Side Saturday from noon to 12 a.m. It will debut with a special that offers a 50 percent discount on the entire menu.

Patrons can expect a menu of items such as loaded cheese fries, Korean barbecue burritos, rice bowls, cheesy tacos, quesadillas and kimchi dumplings. A fried egg can be added to any menu item for $1.50.

The extension into the San Antonio market is the first for Coreanos. It operates three trucks in the Houston area.

10Best: Favorite Korean food from fusion to fine dining

Ted Kim, co-owner of Seoul Sausage Co., sees his food as a gateway to Korean cuisine.

Revel in Seattle offers high-end Korean fusion food, along with cooking classes and noodle workshops. (Photo:

With bold flavors and clever new dishes, Korean food is appearing everywhere from food trucks to frozen dinners, says Nayoung Shin of Bibigo, a Seoul-based global restaurant brand and food company. “Korean food is going into the mainstream,” she says. Favorite menu items include fusions like barbecue burritos and tacos spicy sandwiches and kimchi, a traditional fermented vegetable dish that now appears on salads, sandwiches and French fries. She shares some favorite food trucks and restaurants serving the surprising cuisine with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

Two Campus Food Trucks Receive National Attention

Houston, Oct. 17, 2014 –The Daily Meal has listed two campus favorites on their list of the top food trucks in America. Eatsie Boys is 48th on the list and Coreanos is 49th.

Eatsie Boys was recently added to the campus food truck program. Dishes that received accolades from the Daily Meal were the Pork Snuggie, Sabotage and Frank the Pretzel.

Coreanos is one of the original food trucks on campus. Its fusion of "Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between” is what gained it praise.

Eatsie Boys and Coreanos competed against more than 450 food trucks from 40 cities. According to the Daily Meal, food trucks were ranked based on “Twitter followers, Yelp reviews and Yelp stars into a weighted algorithm, rounded out by an originality score that took into account menu innovation, overall concept and geography.”

Ms. P’s Electric Cock

The eclectic and eccentric Ms. P’s Electric Cock is a great representation of Austin’s unique style and southern comfort fare. People travel from all over (including Ryan Gosling) for Ms. P’s delicious chicken, locally sourced ingredients and traditional southern gastronomy with a contemporary spin. When visiting Ms. P’s, you may choose from a selection of spicy chicken dishes, served with rolls and jalapeños. Delicious side dishes include truffle macaroni and cheese, ‘farm frites,’ waffles or ‘the Marty’ (grilled Mexican street corn with cotija cheese, pepper, lime and a jalapeño-soaked aioli). Or, try the ‘hen scratch slider,’ chicken tenderloins on a sweet roll with slaw. Ms. P’s offers tacos on either corn or flour tortillas with either red or green sauce and ingredients such as black beans, chorizo, migas, sausage, chicharron and bacon, among others.

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El Pino 323 (엘피노323)

Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

According to the LA Times article on the chef at El Pino 323, “South Korea born, East L.A. bred: A Seoul taqueria for a homesick chef“, “[…] Korean adoptee with a shaved head, thick Chicano accent and streetwise scowl is re-creating the flavors of the closest thing he has to home, a place he is legally barred from returning to since he was deported 17 years ago: East L.A.”

I highly recommend you read the rest of the LA Times article as it’s an interesting insight into the chef’s past and how he ended up in South Korea, slinging tacos.

El Pino 323 Itaewon Address: 2F, 220 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 녹사평대로 220 2F)

El Pino 323 Pyeongtaek Address: 2nd floor, 106-1 Anjeonghwan-ro, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기 평택시 팽성읍 안정순환로 106-1 2층)

Best Food Trucks In Houston

Houston has more restaurants per capita than just about any other city in the United States, and studies have shown the Houstonians love to eat out more than any other city. The good food isn’t just found in the finest restaurants, you can even find it when you hit the streets. Visit these trucks for some of the best street food in the city.

Photo Credit: The Waffle Bus

Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore, and certainly not when they are served up hot, fresh and fluffy from The Waffle Bus. Diners can select from a more traditional southern-style waffles and fries meal to sweet waffle sandwiches like s’mores or chocolate covered strawberries. What may arguably be among the best selection from the menu is the smoked salmon waffle complete with organic baby spinach and a balsamic drizzle. These waffles can be found out and about, but most likely in the Rice Village area. Want to be sure to find them? Visit the website to find out where to go and when to be there, or follow The Waffle Bus on Twitter.

Photo Credit: Monster PBJ via Facebook

Monster PBJ has one monstrous menu of different combinations of peanut butter and jam, jelly or fruit sandwiches. Pick your bread, spread, fruit and sweetener from its selection of made-on-the-spot menu items and get it grilled. A PBJ at home just won’t be the same after having one of these sandwiches, even though you can have the crusts cut off just like your mom used to do. Stack your sandwich high or low with up to three layers of mouthwatering goodness. These menu selections can be found in Houston’s museum district as the Monster spends time at the Menil Collection and Contemporary Arts Museum. Be sure to check its website for days and times for each location and follow the truck on Twitter. Catering for events is available with special custom menu planning or using the standard menu.

Photo Credit: Bernie’s Burger Bus via Facebook

It’s not a truck but a bus because it needs the extra space to create these amazing and award-winning burgers. Bernie’s Burger Bus has even been named #28 on the Houston Chronicle‘s Top 100 Restaurants list. In addition to the creative, mouthwatering Angus beef burgers, local Texas cheddar cheese and homemade condiments, this bus really does travel as it is available for catering and even delivery. With a menu that could take other burgers to school, diners can select from “The Principal,” a loaded traditional classic to the “Kindergartener” with mini burgers. Wonder about extra curricular activities? Bernie’s has those too so you can enjoy hand-cut french fries or sweet potato fries. Bernie’s has not one, but three burger buses. Like Bernie’s on Facebook and visit the website to find out where you can find the truck next.

Photo Credit: Coreanos via Facebook

“Mexican cuisine with Korean in between,” Smithsonian Magazine names Coreanos the “best food truck in Texas.” Where can you most likely find the Coreanos food truck? That depends on the day and time as Coreanos travels throughout Houston and serves up lunch, dinner and late-night meals. Its website and Twitter page is the best way to keep up with this truck that is always on the go whether for special event catering or everyday service. This menu is truly a fusion of the two cuisines. Look for the ever-popular Korean BBQ tacos and burritos, served with either beef, chicken or ribs and even tofu along with Coreanos’ own special sauce. A unique but popular side dish is the kim cheese fries and the three wise fries is more of a meal than a side.

Photo Credit: H-Town Streats via Facebook

Known as one of the “ugliest food trucks” in Houston, the focus is on the food with H-town StrEATs. No list would be complete without a taste of New Orleans on the menu and H-town does just that as it serves up authentic boudin balls, risotto balls, burgers and hot dogs, but not just any burgers and hot dogs. One of the most popular items is the fried avocado taco and fresh truffle fries. With large portions, you may even have enough to share. Where can you find H-town StrEATs? Keep up with the truck on Facebook and Twitter for daily locations.

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America's Best French Fries

Sidekicks are never given enough credit. Tonto had to sit back and let the Lone Ranger take the spotlight Ron Weasley faithfully followed Harry Potter to all ends of the wizarding world and Robin always had Batman's back, no matter how sticky the situation. It's quite possible that our most beloved heroes would never have been as successful without their trusty partners by their sides. The same applies to food: Where would spaghetti be without meatballs, peanut butter without jelly or a burger without french fries?

French fries hold supporting roles on menus across the globe. The Dutch and the Belgians prefer them served in a paper cone with a side of mayonnaise, while the Brits like them sprinkled with just enough salt and vinegar to clear the sinuses. On the other side of the Atlantic, fries provide the foundation for many a quirky creation. In Canada, a saucy concoction known as "poutine" features french fries drenched in brown gravy and cheese curds. Here, in the United States, these crispy, golden spuds are often customizable: steak, shoestring, crinkle-cut, curly and waffle-cut fries are just a few variations to try. A disappointing french fry is hard to come by, but which eateries make the cut as America's finest potato-handlers?

Using tips from culinary experts and hungry diners, U.S. News Travel has tracked down 11 places where spuds get the respect they deserve. Whether you're a flavor innovator or a french fry purist, these eateries are consistently recognized by food critics and foodies alike for their mouthwatering portions of tantalizing taters.

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Boise Fry Company

Boise, Idaho

This list wouldn't be complete without calling out classic and unconventional varieties found in the Potato State. And one Boise, Idaho, eatery pays tribute to the state's choice crop with a menu devoted to french fries. Boise Fry Company serves up more than 100,000 dippin'-ready combinations. Choose from six different types of potatoes, five varieties of cuts and a long list of signature sauces and seasonings. All ingredients used are organic and locally sourced, while every potato is put through a 30-minute-long prepping process before being dropped in peanut oil, which does not contain any preservatives or trans fats. Dunk a crispy sweet potato shoestring into blueberry ketchup, or dip a homestyle purple fry in zesty chipotle aioli. (If you're extra hungry, pair your potatoes with a well-crafted burger.)

Duckfat Restaurant
Portland, Maine

With a name like Duckfat, you know you're in for fried potatoes packed with rich flavor. This intimate sandwich shop in Portland, Maine, serves up Belgian-style french fries in a paper cone. These indulgent, locally sourced potatoes are fried twice in -- you guessed it -- duck fat. The outcome of Duckfat's double-dip preparation process is crispy exteriors and soft, fluffy innards, with duck fat creating an intense taste. You can sample these fries layered in one of eight signature sauces like truffle ketchup and Thai chili mayo. Or, you can turn this savory side into a full meal by ordering the poutine: delicious fries covered in cheese curd, house-made duck gravy, chives and a duck egg.

Amsterdam Bar & Hall
St. Paul, Minn.

The Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, Minn., is the place to go for live music and a late-night snack -- especially if you're looking to nosh on french fries. This laid-back performance space devotes the top section of its menu to hand-cut spuds. Following suit with Amsterdam-style fries, the skins here are served beneath a layer of chopped onions with your choice of dipping sauce. You have your pick of eight different toppers, including standard ketchup. But for an atypical mouthful, dip your fries in signature sauces like curry mayo or honey sambaal. If the crispy fries just won't do, try one of Amsterdam Bar & Hall's "boats of fries." The "oorlog" option comes smothered with onions, peanut satay, mayonnaise and honey sambaal, while the "pataje jus" features a hearty dose of onions and gravy.


Helmed by celebrity chef Michael Mina, BOURBON STEAK (located in northern Miami's Turnberry Isle hotel) features a varied menu of contemporary American dishes, all of which are created from organic, locally sourced ingredients. While you'll find everything from sizzling sirloin to steamed Maine lobster gracing tables in the main dining room, we recommend you head to the bar and place an order for duck fat fries. The thickly cut (but not too thick) potatoes are sliced and then fried in duck fat for a crispy, bold taste. Once cooked to perfection, the fries are coated with three different seasonings and served with three signature sauces -- the selected fry and sauce duos change seasonally. The pairings pictured above are the rosemary-herb fries with spicy ketchup, the onion-flavored fries with chive crème fraîche and the smoked paprika fries with signature barbecue sauce.


At this beloved Houston food truck, Eastern flavors meet south-of-the-border zest. Roaming the streets of Houston, Coreanos serves up what it describes as "Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between." But Coreanos' wacky fry toppings earn it a place on this roundup. If you're not super hungry, keep it simple with an order of seasoned fries, which are served with a side of signature "el scorcho" dipping sauce made from spicy ketchup and Korean barbecue sauce. You can also turn your spuds into a full meal with one of two loaded options. The Kim Cheese fries come layered with spicy pork belly, caramelized kimchi, cheese and el scorcho sauce, while the Three Wise fries come with spicy beef short rib, spicy chicken, spicy pork belly, grilled onions, cheese and, of course, el scorcho sauce.

Fresh Fries Truck
Los Angeles

You'd be amazed by the types of toppings foodies dress their fries with -- anything from hummus to mango chutney can be found layered on crispy spuds. But before you chide these seemingly odd flavor combos, try them and other out-of-the-ordinary concoctions for yourself at the Fresh Fries Truck in Los Angeles. Pick between natural-cut, curly or sweet potato fries paired with 12 unique "awesome sauces," including chipotle mayo and sweet and sour. Or, if you're feeling a little more adventurous, try an order of "fancy fries," which come topped with unconventional sauces like green chili guacamole or hoisin sauce and crunchy noodles. Perhaps the most intriguing menu items are the sweeter varieties: The "Sweet Tooth" features sweet potato fries topped with sweet cream sauce, while the goat cheese fries are coupled with a raspberry sauce.

Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen
San Francisco

In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin district sits a trendy tavern with an unyielding love for french fries. Named for Jasper O'Farrell, the Irish immigrant who designed many of the city's major streets, Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen features a menu devoted to quality fries. First, pick your preferred style: thin-cut, thick-cut or sweet potato spuds. Then, sprinkle these crispy bites with your choice of seasoning. You can keep it simple with a light dusting of sea salt or enjoy a more decadent truffle, parmesan and herb seasoning. The kitchen also serves up hearty plates of poutine Jasper's staff recommends using thick-cut fries as a base to dive into hearty helpings of gravy, mushrooms or smoked cheese fondue.

Jonesy's EatBar

Buffalo wings and nachos are likely offerings you would expect to find on a bar menu . not layered on top of french fries. But Jonesy's EatBar, a gastropub in Denver's Uptown neighborhood, pairs its crispy potatoes with these flavorful specialty combinations. Jonesy's unique toppings have been recognized by many local media outlets like Westword and CBS Denver for the tasty additions to its delicious spuds. Only thick-cut potatoes can accommodate Jonesy's signature toppings: You can load your fries with one of five "World Famous" flavor combos. For an inventive take on the classic comfort food, sample the Bacon Mac & Cheese fries, or get your appetizer fix with the nacho or wing-styled wedges. If you're craving even more specialty flavors, try the Thai Ginger fries, which come doused with ginger, lemongrass, scallions and Thai chili sauce.

Pommes Frites
New York City

This New York City fry shop may be small, but the flavors found inside are mind-blowing. Located on Second Avenue in the East Village, Pommes Frites specializes in traditional Belgian fries, known as pommes frites. The thick-cut potatoes are fried twice to ensure both a soft inside and a crispy exterior and then piled high in paper cones. By themselves, the fries are delicious (albeit simple), but pair them with one of the 28 specialty sauces and you'll have trouble reverting back to plain ol' ketchup. Some of the restaurant's more unique dips include Vietnamese pineapple mayo, peanut satay and Bordeaux wine, fig and sage mayo. Not sure which sauce to choose? Pommes Frites will let you try each and every one (free of charge) until you find your favorite.

Thrasher's French Fries
Ocean City, Md.

Thrasher's has been catering to french fry purists since 1929 when J.T. Thrasher opened a small concession stand along the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk. Thrasher's can now be found in three separate locations in Ocean City and a fourth in Bethany Beach, Del. And to traditionalists' delight, the tried-and-true recipe hasn't changed -- the potatoes are still hand-cut and fried in peanut oil with the skins. But if you prefer to dip your chips in ketchup, you're out of luck. In terms of condiments, Thrasher's only provides a slight sprinkling of salt and vinegar so as not to detract from the rich taste of its signature spuds. You'll want to savor the flavor with a friend or two Thrasher's smallest serving comes in a 16-ounce bucket, though if you came hungry, you can order a hefty 53-ounce portion.

Varga Bar

Perched on a quiet street corner near Independence Park in Philadelphia, Varga Bar provides a lively atmosphere -- complete with posters of 1940s pin-up girls originally drawn for Esquire magazine by artist Alberto Vargas -- for an evening drink or weekend brunch. While this local institution may not specialize in fry-making or sauce selection like other eateries found on this list, Varga Bar earns recognition for its unique twist on the spud. Appearing on both the brunch and dinner menu are Varga Bar's much-admired crab-cheese fries. The shoestring spuds are fried until golden and tossed with truffle oil. Then, the creatively crafted fries are paired with large chunks of jumbo lump crab meat, smothered with a creamy white cheddar sauce and sprinkled with parmesan.

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