Korean style tacos and appetizers…yeah, I said it…in various locations because it’s, you know…a Food Truck.
Okay, so not all Korean Food is going to ace it straight down the fairway, you know? It’s not always going to be something that Los Angeles (the largest concentration of ethnic Koreans outside of Seoul) is going to flock to.
Still, this is me we’re talking about. A writer who freely uses terms like “Don Ho” Asian. Who ripped Osek in Old Town Pasadena for not packing enough punch. What kind of hypocrite would I be if I actually liked the Belly Bombz Food Truck.
Well, call me a hypocrite.
First off, Belly Bombz isn’t the greatest Korean Food Ever. No one’s going to be confusing it anytime with anything Roy Choi does (though I’m sure Belly Bombz wouldn’t mind the comparison). No one’s going to flock to it instead of Park’s BBQ or Chosun. You want to compare it to something, compare it to Bool. It’s about on that level.
Still, I liked what I had. The crew seemed to be having a good time serving it up, and that kind of feeling is infectious…in a good way.
Hell, a Food Truck’s a Food Truck. They all basically operate the same way. You walk up. You order. You pay. You wait a little bit. You hit the jackpot. It’s all pretty simple. It’s all a matter of how much you like your grub. So…how much did I like my grub?
WHAT SHOULD I GET?: This is what I get for waiting so long to write my reviews. Because I remember a Korean style Quesadilla I had at the truck, and…well…it’s not on the menu anymore. One can only guess that with the slipping and the sliding of a daily menu for a Truck, things are gonna change. From what I remember, the Quesadilla wasn’t half bad.
Now, the Crispy Pork Belly Sliders, I do remember. Again, I don’t think they’re going to make Roy Choi sweat anytime soon, but again…not half bad.
I guess that’s really what it boils down to. In a city that serves up a lot of Mexican-Korean fusion, there are worse than Belly Bombz and way better. So, not half bad’s about where it’s at.
Though looking at the menu, I would be tempted by the Bacon Fried Rice next time around. And yes, I intend for there to be a next time around.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: It’s a Food Truck, so in addition to the whole could be any place at tang time thing. Just remember that it’s easier to pay with cash than it is to pay with a credit card, since Food Trucks use portable devices that hit you with a .50 cent surcharge in most cases. However, that figure becomes insignificant if you’re really, really hungry.
Which is of course, something they’re all counting on.
PARKING: Well, again…this is a Food Truck, so your parking…as well as you location, will vary.