I inspired Jon Favreau’s movie Chef, I have 5 food trucks and 147K followers on Twitter … who am I? Roy Choi, who else! It’s impossible to miss Kogi in LA, this KoMex fleet (the first ever to do Korean-Mexican fusion) and their spicy pork tacos or kimchi quesadillas. There’s always a 10 to 50 minute line, but the truck took off by feeding LA nightclub bouncers for them to tell their clients. The secret of these ta-Korean wonders? Minced pe-tsai and whole lot of spicy sauce.

Where? Available on Kogi’s Twitter 

What? kogibbq.com

How? No reservations


Style: Korean, Mexican

Price: Tacos $2.29, Burritos $6

Best for: Lunch, Snack

Also, consider getting Roy Choi’s cookbook: L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food