I finally bumped into this latest addition to the growing fleet of Providence food trucks. For now, the Kims have staked out an area near hungry Brown students — seen here today on lower Thayer Street. Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ offers wraps and sliders (beef short rib, spicy pork, sesame chicken, portabello) at $6 for a full-size, $3 for a mini. Or go for Mama’s Favorites; short ribs, bulgogi, seafood panjun, kimchi pajun, yubu rice, from $5 to $10. Owner Hyun Kim (Brown ’01) happened to be on hand today when I picked up an order of L.A. Ribs. He isn’t sure yet whether the truck locations will stay the same after the students have left town. (No change for now, and he hinted at a second truck coming online soon.) Hyun and his mom were inspired to go mobile with their food ambitions after a recent visit to the west coast.
Go here for location schedule and to track truck location in real time on Facebook and Twitter (the truck is out late-night on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). Hyun said he would be returning to Thayer, just south of Waterman, at 5pm tonight, Sunday. (Drive carefully, students are partying in the area.) My ribs were absolutely yummy and would be super in a wrap I think. And for those who just don’t get kimchi (me, an hour ago) all will be revealed with Mama’s version. It was tangy and crunchy and a perfect complement to the ribs. (Picture after the jump.) And I love the color scheme of the truck.
This is the $10 L.A. Rib dish.