If you are anything like us, you’ll understand just how good it feels when you come across a restaurant that reminds you of home.  Well if you happen to be from any of the southern US states that border Mexico, you will definitely want to pay attention to this issue’s City Treasures!  Located in Apgujeong, Coreanos Kitchen is a Mexican fusion restaurant that has quite an interesting back story.  Gene Cho, the chef, founded the ‘Coreanos’ food truck in Austin, Texas in 2009. Since then, Coreanos has been serving delicious Mexican fusion cuisine all over the streets of Texas. Coreanos has been widely recognized in the US, having been named “the best food truck in Texas” by Smithsonian Magazine and “one of US’s best food trucks” by Fox News.  Also, their fries were named “one of America’s Best French Fries” by the US News & World Report.   At Coreanos Kitchen in Korea, they are serving classic Coreanos favorites alongside new creations only possible from a bigger restaurant-quality kitchen. Their plan for opening this restaurant in Korea was to serve great quality Mexican fusion cuisine which we hope tastes better than “back home”.  In our opinion, they are certainly doing a great job at it!  As you can see from the pictures that are included in the digital publication (link at the bottom of this page), they have a wide selection of dishes that are inspired by two of the best types of food – Korean and Mexican.  It’s often a good idea for a restaurant to run with the ‘fusion’ idea.  This basically allows them to create interesting combinations without sacrificing their overall style.  Take for example, the Three Wise Fries, which you can see pictured in the title.  These french fries are topped with grilled onions, marinated beef short rib, spicy marinated chicken, spicy twice-cooked pork belly, cheese, and a creamy, extra-hot house-made “el scorcho” sauce.  If that doesn’t make your mouth water, you should probably go and visit a doctor right away!

Located at B1, 657-11 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul and open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, till 11 p.m. Fridays; 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays

Read this feature in the digital publication here!