17 Korean Taco Recipes to Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics

Have you ever had a Korean taco? If not, you are in for a TREAT! Popular in urban areas around the U

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Photo: Unsplash/@fangshanli

Have you ever had a Korean taco? If not, you are in for a TREAT! Popular in urban areas around the U.S. and Canada, the Korean taco is basically a perfect blending of Mexican and Korean cultures. Typically, the street food involves placing Korean-style fillings (such as bulgogi beef or kimchi) on top of a corn tortilla. Unsurprisingly, this delicacy originated in Los Angeles — a city known for its cultural diversity.

Roy Choi, the celebrated chef often credited with being one of the founders of the current food truck movement for his Korean taco truck Kogi, has said that tacos are his favorite Latin food. DUH! But it’s not enough to just enjoy tacos, we want to enjoy them in all walks of life — including when watching the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang this year. And what better way to celebrate the 2018 Olympics than with a perfect blend of Korean and Latin cultures? Behold 17 Korean taco recipes below that are sure to get you through every single day of watching skiing, ice skating, hockey, and every one of your favorite winter sports on display.

1. Spicy Korean Pork Tacos


Pork tacos are a classic dish, and these are going to be a FAVORITE on your list.


2. Spicy Korean Beef Tacos with Broccoli Rabe

You can pretend like you’re eating healthy food with these tacos… you know, because of the broccoli.


3. Slow Cooker Korean Tacos

If you haven’t used your slow cooker yet this year, then THIS is the recipe you’ll want to break out.


4. Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

The traditional Korean gochujang paste used in this taco recipe makes it a delectable dish.


5. Korean Mini Taco Boats with Spicy Asian Slaw

If you’re having friends over, then what would be better than these tiny and AH-mazing taco boats?


6. Vegan Korean “Fried” Tofu Tacos

If you’re a vegetarian or want to keep your tacos veggie-friendly, then this fried recipe is the one.


7. Oven Fried Korean Chicken Tacos

Oven fried food is pretty easy to make, and that’s what makes this recipe a sure-fire favorite.


8. Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos


BBQ is a classic, so why not combine Korean favors with the classic flavors of barbecue?


9. Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos

Sometimes, you just want a lighter dish. That’s where these tilapia tacos come in. Yum!


10. Korean Pulled Chicken Tacos

Pulled chicken is a great dish for any day, and this taco recipe sure calls for LOTS of flavor.


11. Korean-Style Vegan Tacos

Seitan is not a scary ingredient, trust me! It’s a great vegetarian protein you’ll absolutely love.


12. Korean Bulgogi Beef Tacos 

Bulgogi beef is an absolutely delicious Korean delicacy, so why not put it into a taco? Yes, please!


13. Korean BBQ Tacos

Korean barbecue tacos… Again, is there such a thing as a bad combination of food? Nope!


14. Tropical Bahn Mi Tacos 

Okay, so these aren’t technically Korean tacos (since Bahn Mi is Vietnamese) but they’re so DELISH we had to sneak them into this list.


15. Korean Tofu Tacos


If you’re not into fried tofu (wait, why not?), then this version of Korean vegan tacos might be best.


16. Korean Bulgogi Kimchi Tacos

Kimchi is an AH-mazing Korean flavor that goes perfectly pretty much in any taco, I promise.


17. Vegan Jackfruit Tacos with Mango Salsa

These might look like the typical pulled pork tacos, but they’re actually made with vegan jackfruit!

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