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KoKyu BBQ, Triangle Food Truck in NC

RonboNC Mar 18, 2011 07:44 AM

Surprised I couldn't find a thread for this truck but had some wonderful food from KoKyu last night at Big Boss' St Paddys day event. Short list of "takos", sliders and quesadillas with a global/Asian influence. Had a short rib slider, pork belly tako and another short rib quesadilla. Super savory eats, they add in some pickled veggies for some acid. The duck fat tots rocked, crispy and with a rich undertone.

Maybe I'm just hungrier when I eat outside but this truck was great! They seem to be mostly in Durham near Motorco/Fullsteam but it's worth the effort to seek them out...


  1. brsmith2 Mar 18, 2011 09:24 AM

    Couldn't make it last night but I've been meaning to try it for a while. Thanks for the report. Speaking of Durham/Motorco, they are supposed to be over there tomorrow (3/19) along with a bunch of other trucks.

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      rafeco Mar 18, 2011 10:11 AM

      Thanks for the post. I was at Big Boss yesterday evening and was very intrigued by this truck, but had gone with the intent of having an OnlyBurger and stuck with that plan. I am definitely going to seek these guys out, though. Their menu looked great.

      The special pot roast slider from the OnlyBurger truck was to die for.

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      1. re: rafeco
        ToothTooth Mar 18, 2011 12:56 PM

        The KoKyu truck is at Motorco Music Hall every Sunday for the weekly "bloody brunch".


        The bloody brunch is a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in downtown Durham.

        But please let it be known that I will never "die for" any food.


        1. re: rafeco
          RonboNC Mar 19, 2011 06:33 AM

          Aha, I saw the pot roast slider, Rafeco, and nearly doubled down with KoKyu AND OB! Thankfully I didn't test my limitations. But great night at Big Boss, the weather was perfect.

          And yes, KoKyu should be at the Marry Durham event today and I'm trying to stay away...

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          edbott Mar 21, 2011 02:23 PM

          Big fan of theirs. The Korean short rib tako is very good. The rib is very crunchy and savory. The spicy pork belly tako is also good. The pickled veggies on top offset the the not too spicy pork. It was very moist, perhaps a little too moist. The buffalo chicken sliders were the star for me. The chicken was very crisp, moist and flavored just right. The topping set it off. I would definitely give them a try next time you see them instead of going to OB again.

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            bbqme Mar 23, 2011 01:45 PM

            The Korean short rib quesadilla is a Frankenstein of at least three different ethnic cuisines but I don't care when it's that tasty.

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            1. re: bbqme
              RonboNC Mar 24, 2011 06:15 AM

              Frankenstein or not, it's going in my mouth, bbqme! Which three cuisines are you thinking of? Korean, Mexican and....

              Geesh, I just saw a posting that they're going to be at RebusWorks, hope I can make it out for Round 2!

              1. re: RonboNC
                bbqme Mar 24, 2011 06:45 PM

                There's some sharp flavored cheese that I'm guessing is blue cheese so US/Europe? Whatever it is it works for me.

            2. durhamfoodie3 Oct 13, 2011 09:48 AM

              NCBulkogi Bulkogi Korean BBQ on twitter is also another korean taco food truck. They are near Duke wachovia parking lot . yum

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              1. re: durhamfoodie3
                johnforamerica Oct 17, 2011 06:31 AM

                I'm going to back up durhamfoodie3's assessment of Bulkogi - YUM! Here's a quick post I did with a picture of their menu: http://taoofjohn.posterous.com/bulkog...

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                burgeoningfoodie Oct 17, 2011 07:29 AM

                Kokyu is probably my favorite truck.

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