Koco’s Food Truck: Baltimore, MD, USA
Many of us Asians here in Baltimore have a huge craving for anything that tastes remotely Asian. Of course, if it tastes authentic, that makes it hot commodity. Koco’s food truck was an introduction from a fellow MPH classmate and friend, E, who was also introduced to it from another friend, Miss C. Now admittedly, the only food trucks that I have had were in New York city, Seattle, and Vancouver. There are quite a number of food trucks down in Atlanta, but as I was living in the suburbs where there is more than an abundance of Asian restaurants, I wasn’t going to fork out the dough for a food truck.
Baltimore is another story.
From what I can remember, this is a bit of their menu:
- bibimbap (bulgogi) – egg is extra $1
- bulgogi / spicy chicken bowl – pick one
- japchae (korean stir fried vermicelli)
- korean burrito – it is what it is folks.
I believe that for the summer, you could do an eggplant substitution, and tofu exists for those vegetarians out there. Currently I have only had the bulgogi bowl as well as the bibimbap, but I found both to be pretty legit Korean food. It is way better than Hot Mustard which is another korean store up the street from the school of Public Health.
- good portion (esp for small eaters): i can usually take half back, but a guy probably could eat the whole thing and feel fully satisfied.
- great flavor
- great texture: rice is done really well, not soggy
- comes with a small little spicy sauce container
- I wish there was a little more quantity for the price. I believe it’s about $9-$10 for a bowl. Japchae is $11 which is…really expensive for the amount that you get. I realize japchae is really time-consuming and labor intensive, but $11?!?!
- slightly over seasoned: to my tastes, I found that I needed way more rice than what was given for the amount of what I thought to be over-seasoning of the meat.
- good quantity
- good flavor
- over-seasoned meat
- no vegetables whatsoever : it is what it is, bulgogi meat on rice
- not sure given the above comment, that it is worth the price. The container isn’t completely “packed” either. But flavor is all there.
- bibimbap: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
- bulgogi bowl: ***.5 (3.5 stars)
If you want to find them, you’re going to have either stalk the Johns Hopkins medical campus – they position themselves right in front of the medical school and a short walk from the cancer center.
Until next time!