At last weekend’s KTOWN Night Market Halloween Food Fest, Seoul Sausage, season 3 winners of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, curated a special line-up of 13 food trucks known for the quality of their food. And while the street market shut down four blocks in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the fare ranged from halal chicken roasted on a vertical rotisserie at Chicken & Rice, oozing grilled cheese at The Grilled Cheese Truck, to Filipino fusion at White Rabbit, and shaved snow by Fluff Ice.
Of course, there was also no shortage of local restaurant representation (the original Ramen Burger, Taiwanese baos and the perpetually packed Ham Ji Park, renown for its Korean pork ribs, to name a few), as well as plenty of fruit-infused drinks served in reusable Mason jars and reinvented ice cream sandwiches and churros. Street market favorite Wolf & Flock, known for their 100% grass-fed, organic, pasture-raised Australian bone in lamb chops with a yuzu glaze, offered a somewhat pricey but succulent piece of lamb. (Who wants to overeat at one stall anyway? It’s all about getting a taste of everything, right?)
But in our humble opinion, the standout was The Pho Burger, which was only making its second appearance at a street market. And thank goodness we stopped by. Their juicy, fragrant, crunchy, gooey burger, embellished with all the mint, sprouts, chilies, onions and cilantro you expect in a steaming bowl of pho, but topped with crispy uncooked pho noodles … it was the best thing we ate all day.