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Ramen and dumplings from “Bob & Jo Truck”

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“Bob & Jo” is one of my absolute favorite food trucks in the city, as readers will recall of my first article about their traveling Korean BBQ truck. I’ve been a regular customer of theirs for some time now, and was aware of their catering menu that included items like bulgogi hot dogs and galbi hamburgers, but they have never been available to street shoppers. While I enjoyed the menu from “Bob & Jo”, even I need some change.

I was excited to see their winter and spring menu a few months back introduce some new items into the mix, specifically their ramen and dumplings. How does this compare against their usual fare? Let’s find out!
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Korean BBQ from “Bob & Jo” Truck

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I want to introduce you readers to one of my favorite food trucks in the entire city. It is no understatement when I say that I have followed this vehicle to different locations just to order the same thing from it every time. The “Bob & Jo” Korean Fusion Cuisine food truck, which opened for business in July 2011, travels around the city doing lunch and dinner (pending they have enough food left for dinner), serving traditional Korean grilled delicacies with a taste of NY in every bite.

Their name is also a play on words, as the name of their truck does not just represent the name of the owners, but also a Korean phrase that means “feed me more”. Once you get a forkful of this, I am confident you will be saying the same.
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“Kimchi Taco” fuses Korea and Mexico together inside a tortilla

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Find me a person that does not love tacos, and you will have found a person that has an allergy to deliciousness. Tacos are plentiful in NYC, as are trucks that trek around the five boroughs to bring them to different spots on a daily rotation. Not limited merely to the classics, many of these trucks add their own unique ethnic touch to make them stand out. Case in point, “Kimchi Taco”.

Run by Phillip Lee, a Cornell University alumni with a Master of Management in Hospitality, spent years working on other people’s restaurants until he decided to make his own dreams come true. In 2010, Lee combined his knowledge of restaurants and love of street food to merge them into one being, albeit one being merged with another. “Kimchi Taco” is a fusion of the classic Mexican taco combined with classic Korean cuisine, making for a modern classic unto itself.

Truth be told, I am very picky when it comes to kimchi. I’m not a huge fan of it, so for me to eat it, it needs to exactly what I want. For me, that is a kimchi that does not have an overpowering scent and tastes like more than mushy cabbage with an abundance of red peppers. “Kimchi Taco” was going to be an eye-opening experience for me, and after much hype around the inter-webs about it, I thought it was time to dive in and get me some tacos.
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