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Taxicab Confessions: I don't love Kogi anymore.

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Taxicab Confessions: I don't love Kogi anymore.

Das Ubergeek | | Jan 9, 2010 11:42 PM

I'm grateful to Roy Choi for kicking off the gourmet food truck craze, bringing food to the office workers stuck in Chow-free parts of the city, and for affording me a chance to revisit the kimchi burrito of my misspent Westwood youth, but...

...I don't think the food is improving with popularity.

That same sharp orange salsa seems to be on or in just about everything and the result is that many items taste similar. The Blackjack quesadilla is usually good (and has a decent green salsa) but the last couple of times it has been a little bit tough. And the much-vaunted kalbi taco was gristly, and cold even before it got to me; the last time I ordered that was the last time. Even at $2 that's not a bargain.

Also, the sodium level is staggeringly high. I mean, I still feel the salt even after two beers and a litre of water. Everything is terribly, terribly salty and I think it's the salsas.

I'm hoping that I got two off days and this isn't indicative. Both bad experiences were the Naranja truck, incidentally.

I feel like I am slaying a sacred cow here but objectively, if Kogi were in a food truck lot like the short-lived one in the People's Republic, it wouldn't be my destination.

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