SSahm BBQ: We're Deep Into the Kimchee Now

This is why we love food trucks.

I stumbled upon the SSahm BBQ food truck while walking through the Arts District playing hipster bingo. ("Another fedora. Dang. Already got that one. Wait — there's a dude in somehow-baggy-size-zero skinny jeans walking with a girl in a too-short romper!! She's got a sugar glider in a bonding-pouch necklace!!! Hell yeah! Instant bingo!!!")

The "gourmet Korean taco" truck was just opening up, but already there were a few people checking out the menu and forming a line. A few tables and chairs were set up in the shade and a waitress-type walked out of the truck to guide customers through their super-simple menu, make small talk about how hot it is outside lately and take food orders. This is how Dallas likes its food trucks: more restaurant-y, less fair-goer.

I ordered a $3 beef taco (marinated certified Angus chuck short rib, sesame soy vinaigrette salad, caramelized kimchee, cilantro, onion and salsa rojo on two corn tortillas) and the $4 "small" portion of kimchee fries (fresh hand-cut potatoes, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, cilantro, onion, caramelized kimchee and spicy mayo).

The taco was good, but the kimchee fries were glorious.

Me: Daaaaaaaaaamn, kimchee fries. You fine.

Kimchee fries: Duh.

Me: Monterey Jack and cheddar, though? Really? Korean barbecue purists aren't gonna be down with that.

Kimchee fries: Oh, you don't think so? Let me check real quick and see if I give a shit. [beat] Nope. There's not one shit here that I give. Because if you can't take off your purist hat for one second to enjoy the cheese plus kimchee plus fries heavenfuck that I am, then you're just a parade rainer. You're ordering food off of a gaddamned truck. Live a little. Also, Snuffer's cheese fries can blow me. Yeah, I said it.

I did, indeed, eat the entire basket of kimchee fries. And I punched myself in the lady groin afterward for not having ordered the larger size. Go to the SSahm BBQ truck. Order the large kimchee fries for $7. Consume this spicy, angel-winged french fry Prozac immediately. You're welcome.

 
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playwright
playwright

Love Alice's work... continue to make my week with your reviews, and stop taking off so much, missed you last week. ~LaGlynn'  regentpub@hotmail.com

66keys
66keys

This is very poorly written. I've had their food and found it to be disappointing. You can get cheese fries almost anywhere.

Byrd
Byrd

and I concur on the opening paragraph being greatness....

Byrd
Byrd

I know they sometimes include a little bit of chuck when cutting short ribs... sometimes you can even get some short rib when buying chuck roast, obviously the chuck cross rib roast variety. I'm pretty sure the cut is more chuck since the chuck is right by the short rib... so you get the lean meat and some fat w/ the cut. I figure that would make it a more affordable cut if that is the case.... VS the traditional straight up butterflied short ribs. Not sure if I'm right but that's my 2 cents...

Jjerrier
Jjerrier

Best opening paragraph ever.

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

I like the sound of this. But "chuck short ribs" makes no sense. Short ribs come from the rib primal, not the chuck.

 
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