Korean Food Truck Tacos (V) (VGN)
Inspired by LA’s Kogi BBQ Taco Truck, we ride the Korean-Mexican taco wave with our very own Punchy Korean Mushroom Tacos. Our Korean Apple Bulgogi highlights the natural meaty umami of the mushrooms and, when combined with sriracha, it also creates a kimchi-like slaw. It’s a one-two flavour punch!
// Get ready to cook:
1. Place coleslaw mix in a bowl. Add 1 Tbsp Korean Apple Bulgogi and 1 Tbsp sriracha chilli sauce; mix well and leave to marinate.
2. Brush mushrooms with a paper towel to clean. Cut into quarters and separate into two batches. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a pan on high heat. Add one batch of mushrooms; stir fry until browned and cooked. Set aside in a bowl. Repeat with the second batch.
3. Once cooked, return first batch mushrooms to the pan and add 3 Tbsp Korean Apple Bulgogi. Mix well and cook for 30 sec. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Warm mini tortillas in a separate pan for 20 sec on each side. Assemble by topping tortillas with mushrooms and slaw. Drizzle with pan juices, garnish with coriander and eat immediately.
4 Tbsp (60g) Korean Apple Bulgogi
4 Mini Tortillas
300g Closed Cup Mushrooms
100g Dry Coleslaw Mix
1 Tbsp (15g) Sriracha Chilli Sauce
Handful Fresh Coriander, Chopped
Mushrooms are like mini sponges; prolonged soaking or washing in water means the mushrooms won’t crisp up on cooking which is why we just rub ours with a paper towel to remove any particles. By searing mushrooms at a high heat and in small batches, you get a meaty chew vs a soggy bite if the pan is crowded. When the pan is too packed, the mushrooms release water and steam cook rather than brown. Treat ‘em right and your shrooms will be magical!
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Korean Apple Bulgogi
Our Korean Bulgogi takes us to Seoul’s gogi-jib barbecue houses and the unique Korean cooking culture of gogi-gui i.e. the grilling of meats over charcoal grills which are built into the dining tables. It is inspired by one of the best loved gogi-gui dishes, bulgogi (meaning “fire meat”), comprising thinly sliced beef marinated in a special Korean marinade then char-grilled to perfection!
About this dish:
Cooking Equipment Needed: 2 Frying Pans
Make It Your Own: Experiment with texture by topping with thinly sliced apple or crushed peanuts.