One of the really great things about writing the Sacramento Vegan blog is that I have to keep going to new restaurants in order to make sure I don't run out of places to write about. So while I used to eat at the same few places over and over again, I am now on a mission to find restaurants I haven't tried before.
It's a good thing, too, or else I probably never would have gone to Gogi's Korean BBQ Street Tacos. I've seen this stand at the corner of 15th and L many times, but it never occurred to me to try it because I'd never eaten Korean barbecue before and didn't know if I'd like it. How pathetic is that?
But when I saw that they had tofu tacos, I knew I'd have to give them a taste test. I'm so glad I did!
The tacos consist of corn tortillas, seasoned tofu cubes, and a vinaigrette coleslaw with cilantro. It sounds like an odd combination, but the flavors really work well together. The seasoned tofu was spicy enough to be interesting without being oppressive, the coleslaw was tangy and crisp, and the taste of the corn tortillas blended well with the other ingredients. I just wish that two corn tortillas had been used with each taco, as the seasoned tofu soaked through the single tortilla in no time, making it impossible to eat with my hands.
Since I didn't know if I was going to like the tacos or not, I only ordered two of them. If I had it to do over again, I'd order the #1 combo, which is three tacos and a soda.
Gogi's also serves burritos and burrito bowls with tofu. The burrito consists of chipotle rice, seasoned tofu, and vinaigrette coleslaw wrapped in a flour burrito. It also comes with pepper jack cheese, so if you're vegan, you'll want to ask them to leave that off. The burrito bowl is the same as the burrito, except without the tortilla.
Gogi's is located at 1431 L Street, across from Capitol Park, and their phone number is 916-442-7333. I haven't been able to find either a website or a Facebook page for them. Gogi's is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.