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The food truck movement is believed to have started in 2008 in LA, and although since then it may have experienced certain months of stagnancy, there is now a continuous stream of new food trucks appearing throughout the city. From gourmet classics to creative cuisine, OROGOLD takes a look at some of best food trucks in Los Angeles.
Koji BBQ Truck
Since the Koji BBQ truck is considered to be the starting point of the food truck phenomenon, no mention of LA’s food trucks would be complete without bringing the Koji Korean BBQ Truck to attention. The fleet of trucks appear all over the city on a daily basis, serving up Korean barbecue mash-ups, with their original Korean taco, featuring a tangy kimchi tucked in with tender beef short rib or spicy pork, quickly becoming a worldwide trend.
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Focussing on gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, these variations on a childhood classic have hungry adults queueing up around the block. In addition to the classic bread and cheese combination, diners can order from a varied menu of grilled cheese sandwich fillings, including macaroni cheese, a French onion soup melt, BBQ smoked pork, and even an array of dessert melts.
A pan-Asian truck with its own brick and mortar restaurant, Komodo has some extremely talented founders behind it, including Chef Erwin Tjahyadi, who has worked with culinary masters such as Wolfgang Puck. Featuring prime ingredients, which are locally sourced whenever possible, the fusion-focussed gourmet taco dishes are sure to appeal to almost everybody. For those of you who are overwhelmed by all of the delicious options on the menu, OROGOLD recommends trying the ‘Java’, an Indonesian pork rendang that has been braised in coconut milk.
India Jones Chow Truck
Indian cuisine is relatively under-represented in LA, especially when compared to the other world foods served up in the city. That is why Chef Sumant Pardal, who has owned several successful restaurants in LA over the years, took to the streets with the India Jones Chow Truck, cooking up his take on Indian street food. Featuring dishes such as the Frankie, an Indian roti filled with the meat or vegetables of your choice, and a variety of chaats and curries, the weekly schedules for the India Jones Chow Truck can be found on their website.
OROGOLD absolutely loves well-cooked and creative street cuisine, and with the huge number of food trucks in Los Angeles, this is one of the best cities in the world to enjoy authentic dishes from every continent, whether it be Korean barbecue or Indian street snacks. The schedules for the trucks are always changing, and, if you don’t want to have your inbox packed with emailed schedules from all of your favorite trucks, there are many social media accounts that you can follow to easily check which trucks are in your area. From sweet desserts to spicy snacks to classics with a twist, you can be sure that LA’s food trucks will be able to dish up whatever you may be in the mood for.