Eighty percent of the battle against poor nutrition is won by preparing food at home. Seriously, eat whatever you want but make it at home from scratch and you’ll avoid a couple of dozen diseases. True story, but facts may be a bit bogus.
Tacos are always easy to make and they can be as healthy as you make them. If you find a good brand of organic tortillas and you prepare your ingredients and toppings then you’ll be set and all can be done in less time than it takes you to load and unload the car to go to Applebee’s.
Clearly, being Mexican, plain tacos can get a little repetitive so what about Korean tacos. Korean tacos are just as easy to make as any other kind. They became popular when the Kogi Truck in Southern California gave them a sort of stardom and cult following.
Here’s a quick glimpse at this awesome dish from my point of view.
As defined by Wikipedia, they are the bomb.
Korean tacos are a Korean-Mexican fusion dish popular in a number of urban areas in the United States. Korean tacos originated in Los Angeles, often as street food, consisting of Korean-style fillings, such as bulgogi and kimchi, placed on top of small traditional Mexican corn tortillas. Korean burritos are a similarly themed dish, using larger flour tortillas as a wrap.
We just get some korean sliced beef, found at the local asian supermarket and marinate it with korean flavors. There are a few Asian supermarkets near where we live in Irvine because we have a large population of Asian families. It makes things very convenient for us.
You’ll need some kimchi, cilantro, onions, and any other toppings you want. For some ideas and more Korean inspiration look at the little side dishes they serve at Korean restaurants, like the fish cake, pickled sprouts and pickled cucumbers.
From there, it’s totally up to you how you make them. But I found a couple of recipes I intend to try out soon; here’s one from Baked Bree. Bree’s recipe looks great because it is all made from scratch and she pairs it with an ice cold Pacifico. Now that’s the right way to do fusion!
The other recipe I would check out is this one by Mountain Mamma Cooks as part of her Taco Tuesday series. So you can’t go wrong with a recipe by a foodie that has a Taco Tuesday column. You can’t, don’t try.
Besides being pretty healthy for you, if you do this right and let your kids build their own tacos it could be really fun for them and an easy way for you to feed them vegetables and maybe introduce them to new foods and flavors.