Delicious new Spring Menu! Tasty Korean Tacos and Tiger Balls!
The food temptations abound and lure us in with total disregard to any diet or attempt to stay fit in our clothes. Such is the life of a NYC blogger, and the amount of good eating just never ends in this town. There is always something new and revolutionary around each corner, or hidden away on some side street that you happen to stumble upon. One such spot is Korilla BBQ down in the East Village. It is one of those places that I had walked by a bunch of times, but had never stopped in to eat at.
We were invited here this past weekend as part of a media group special tasting of their new menu items. It was a small gathering of us that were here for this invite-only event which worked out well since the place is on the smaller side and seating is limited. We arrived around 4pm and took a seat in the small dining area in the back where we were joined by other bloggers and media people. Quite a friendly crowd, and all looking forward to checking out some great food.
Great food it was! We were the treated to a delicious meal of terrific food options! Each item was explained to us as it was passed around. Tiger Beer was plentiful, along with some cold refreshing cucumber and green tea, and Korean lemonade made with yuzu to help wash it all down. I had never tried the non-alcoholic drinks and they were a perfect complement to the meal on this warm Summer like day.
They presented us with trays and trays of wonderful eats off of the new Spring and Summer menu. Each item was made right on the spot with the freshest ingredients. I would definitely come back here for lunch or dinner if in the area again. I do have to say that the tacos were filled quite well with meats, pineapple salsa, cilantro, and kimchi so they don’t skimp here. Three of them along with a drink make a fine meal choice.
On the menu for us to try were Korean chips and wasabi guacamole to start (delish), Kimcheese waffle fries (whoa!), Tiger Balls (bacon kimchi fried rice balls with spicy kimchi bechamel. Yum!), three types of Korilla tacos (beef, chicken, and pork – all terrific with fresh fillings), and K-Poppers (stuffed jalapeno with kimchi cream cheese). I wish this place was uptown where I live as I could see myself having it for dinner a few nights a week. Then again, that could be dangerous! It might end up being five days a week!
It’s in a perfect neighborhood for this kind of food. Plus, we were told they might stay open until 3am starting on May 28th Thursday – Saturday. Perfect munchie options after a night out bar hopping, and close to a college building where many hungry hordes no doubt will be looking to feast after classes. Plus, they also make their own version of a Korean burrito, rice bowls, and noodle plates. Some very tasty stuff on their menu.
We rolled out of here pretty stuffed, and satisfied. Thanks for the invite from Korilla BBQ and Yelp. I’ll be back with an appetite!
Korilla BBQ – http://korillabbq.com/