I became obsessed with Korean food during my last trip to Portland where I had one of the most amazing meal ever that included having three waiters making table side bibimbap, which I remember like a fever dream at this point. An amazing fever dream.
I had never had delicious traditional Korean vegan food in Austin (although I love those fusion tacos at Chi’lantro) so when I saw that a new trailer, Korean Komfort, was opening up that magical night at Departure came flooding back. I chatted with one of the owners Min Choe and he assured me that both the bibimbap & the fried rice are vegan without the egg so I headed to the Rancho Rio Eatery trailer park on 25th & Rio Grande as fast as soon as I could.
We came right at noon and I believe, for a while anyway, they will be open noon-9 during the week and then later on the weekends. Although there were a lot of students about on such a sunny day the trailer park had a range of folks. Spring time in Austin is just the best. I liked that their food was wrapped up in perfect containers to take back to the office for the other 300 days of the year when it’s blazing hot or threatening ice storms.
The Korean fried rice was really tasty and had a good-sized portion for lunch. But, if I was going by myself I would stick with the bibimbap which hit those salty sweet notes of Korean really well. I loved it.
All the ingredients seemed really fresh but were also prepared nicely & well seasoned. The fried tofu was crispy and everything went together really well with spicy side of sauce. I learned that Min’s wife grew up and Korea and is the mastermind behind most of the dishes, preparing kimchi every day and making sure that all the dishes come out the way they are supposed to. I think it’s a great addition to the trailer food scene and I’m happy it’s close enough to downtown. Check it out if you love Korean food!
Oh man that looks so good! Austin is just rubbing it in.
How cool is this (and so timely)! I just finished a Korean-inspired recipe for next week!
Love love food trucks in Austin! Or anywhere for that matter…but while visiting my friend down there it was such a great concept with such delicious options! Jealous..no food trucks in sight around here.
I try to keep track of all the Korean happening in Austin, but this place slipped by me. Your photos and descriptions make it sound so good. I’ll have to check it out soon. Great post!
how much new landfill will it contribute ? is the trailer using bio-compostables? do they care? do you. more food choices is not necessarily good, if they just create more throw-away stuff. jim holland