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Friday, August 14, 2009

City's Mourned Korean Taco Truck is Back, Sort Of

Posted By on Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:37 PM

A pre-exile Yoon in 2007.

The good news? Korean taco truck Seoul on Wheels plans to start doing business again early next week. The sucky news for San Franciscans? It'll be dishing out its rice bowls and kimchi fried rice in Emeryville. But take heart -- Seoul on Wheels owner Julia Yoon told SFoodie she's trying hard to work her way back to the city. "San Francisco is my people," Yoon said.

A one-time presence on Townsend near Second Street, Seoul on Wheels lost its permit to do business in S.F. late last year -- a misunderstanding, Yoon said, about where her truck was permitted to park. Since January, Yoon's been trying to get Seoul on Wheels running again. Starting Monday -- Tuesday, maybe -- Yoon will park weekdays near the main gates of the Pixar campus (Park Street at San Pablo Avenue) in Emeryville. Expect the classic Seoul on Wheels menu, including the Daniel Burger, a double cheeseburger topped with spicy Korean pork and kimchi. Hours are 10 or 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 or 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The hiatus hasn't been all bad. Yoon said it's given her the chance to develop Korean tacos: flour tortillas filled with one of five proteins plus lettuce, scallions, sweet pickled daikon, Mexican crema, and chile paste. They'll be Seoul on Wheels' offering at the Eat Real Festival in Oakland later this month.

As for Yoon's grand return to the 415? She's hoping to be back sometime this fall. Follow Seoul o Wheels on Twitter to check her progress.

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