Even though their tagline reads "Subsidized Good Food For The People," it's still hard to believe the abundance of tender, can't-put-it-down Korean BBQ Pyongyang Express Food Truck serves for just $5.
I know, I know it's brutally hot in LA and the last thing you're probably thinking of eating is a hot bowl of steaming rice and meat. But if you're low on the dough, get on Twitter and find @PyongyangBBQ 'cuz the Rice Bowl's Slaw will cool you down, the Korean Fruit Drink will refresh your tastebuds, and the portions will fill you + 1 up.
- amazingly tender, not fatty at all, teriyaki flavor DPRK Specially Marinated Chicken & Cole Slaw Rice Bowl ($2)
- huge portion, meaty, cheesy Kimchee Chicken Quesadilla ($2)
- slightly carbonated, real fruit flavor, gummy chunks of real Peach Sammi with Sac Korean Drink ($1)
Since it was super hot yesterday, I was really jonesin' for some salad, but figured Cole Slaw was the next best thing. Add Korean BBQ Chicken + Rice in a Bowl for just $2 – SOLD! After sampling a ton of Korean trucks lately – I mean really, I think there are more than taco trucks now – I've been a little skeptical about the quality of the meat, but Pyongyang did not disappoint! Each bite of chicken is super tender – definitely no fat or chewy cartilage here – and it has a great Teriyaki flavor without being sweet. The rice is equally charming – buttery, moist, fluffy, and hard to put the fork down. The Cole Slaw has big chunks of Red & White Cabbage with a faint Sweet Vinegar Sauce.
Oh how I love me some Kimchee! The size of Pyongyang's Quesadilla beats out any Korean one I've had so far, especially since it's stuffed with meat. The Kimchee Cabbage is spicy, vinegary, and loaded on top, so you better eat it fast to avoid the sog effect. Inside is more tender chunks of Teriyaki Chicken and lots of Monterey Jack Cheese.
I'd never heard of Sac before, so when I decided on the Sammi Peach Korean drink I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. I was pleasantly surprised by the bubbly carbonation and refreshing natural Peach juices. The Sac is basically the Fruity Peach Bits (see close up picture) inside without any of the real fruit pulp, so the texture is a little gummy. It kind of reminded me of those mini canned peaches I used to eat after elementary school.
All in all, my hand model & I were equally impressed by the quality, flavor, and quantity of Pyongyang Express. At one point, I had to tell my mouth to stop eating 'cuz my tummy was super full, but it was oh so good, and he had a hard time finishing his portion, too.
So get in on the deal while it lasts!
Today for lunch, Pyongyang Express will be in front of the CNN building at Sunset & Cahuenga 'til 1:30pm.