Kogi BBQ at Santiago Art District
The famous Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck (www.kogibbq.com) made an appearance at the Santiago Art District in Santa Ana last night (May 16, 2009). I waited in line a mere 1-1/2 hours for my 6 Korean BBQ short rib tacos, Korean BBQ short rib burrito, and Kimchi Quesadilla. (I hear that others waited as long as 3 hours for theirs.)
Truth be told … it was good, but not amazing. I enjoyed the different experience of the Kimchi Quesadilla, but I’m not a huge Kimchi fan, and so probably wouldn’t order it again. The tacos were good — quite good — but not sure that they were worth 1.5 hours in line. We also had a desert — for the life of me I couldn’t understand what they called it, but it sounded like a “Roofie Sandwich”. It was more like an Orea outside with a buttery, sweet cream filling on the inside, like a big cookie. I loved it — but my friends Missy and Stacia seemed to think it was just okay. I ordered the burrito to save for tonight, so we’ll see how that is later.
I did enjoy the crowd, and the Kogi staff on the truck was great. It’s definitely worth a try, and even worth waiting … if only for the spectacle of it all. Hopefully they’ll come down again, I’d even wait one more time to try the other dishes on the menu…