When I first moved to Philadelphia 30 years ago, it seemed that every fruit stand was owned by a Korean family. Now it seems half the food trucks are as well.
Ka’ Chi bills itself as “Korean with a twist.” I guess the twist is that they make tacos although, to be honest, if I’ve concluded one thing on this food hunt it’s that there’s an overabundance of taco trucks out there.
Ka’ Chi’s Korean tacos were so-so. The soft shell of dough could have used a few more seconds on the grill, because as soon as we lifted out of the carton, it just collapsed under the meat and fell apart. The pork tacos, with a spritz of lime and some red cabbage, were worthwhile. The bulgogi (marinated beef) tacos were passable – until we bit into a big chunk of gristle. So much for that.
We also tried the Kim Chi balls, which were not nearly as spicy as we hoped for. Mostly, they were fried balls of rice without a lot of taste.