A lot of people in Austin have been talking this place up (Food is the New Forty has a great post). The idea of kimchi on a taco is/was/will always be enticing to me. Thus the photographic explanation of my visit begins.
Today’s location, the corner of 2d and Congress.
About 5-10 people were lined up the same time I was. I eavesdropped on conversations while waiting (like I normally do). It sounded like most people worked in the area and were excited to see a new, brightly colored lunch spot. They were all first-timers like myself.
What I Ordered:
Fresh outta the oil spiced french fries (there was old a creamy/spicy dipping sauce).
2 Tofu tacos with extra extra kimchi.
I was told extra kimchi would only make these tacos better; I went for it. There are so many flavors going on in these tacos. It’s kind of ridiculous- but in a good way. The sesame seeds taste like they were very recently roasted, very nutty and fresh. Cheese is the only thing I might cut out of this Korean Mexican creation, though it did help reduce the spicy factor of those french fries. I’d say at 2 bucks for one taco this is a steal. (shush don’t tell them that)
Only one warning:
Cilantro or kimchi haters beware- this place aint for you! I happen to love both so I’m good.
Chi’lantro BBQ (veg friendly yay)
PS- I’m hoping this is place is open during sxsw!