September 30, 2009 8

Marked 5

By in 21: Food truck

I know food truck like Kogi has been all the rage for the past year in LA, Freda and I had been lazy to catch on for various reasons (excuses?). Many of our friends tried it, some like it while some find it so-so. Perhaps we’re too lazy to twitter (which we don’t have anyways), and we never had the luck to run into the truck randomly.

We do however ran into Marked 5 on several occasions, such as on the downtown art walk night. Marked 5 is a food truck that does Japanese Rice patty Burgers. Those who lived/been to Asia are probably familiar with it from the Mos Burger chain over there. Basically instead of buns, these “burgers” use patties made of rice. And of course, the meat in between were marinated and cooked in Japanese style (i.e. katsu pork chicken curry, torakku sauce beef…etc etc)

We got the Torakku beef and Katsu pork with fried eggs added.
Both are delicious! Though I did like the Katsu pork one better, loved the contrast of the rice patties with the crispy texture of the pork. The fried egg really enchanced it a lot too.

Have to admit it was a little difficult and messy to eat the burgers. The rice patties barely hold the beef and veggies, I wish I had my traveling size little fork which I usually carried around when traveling with me.

And we will definitely try Kogi some day….we will…

Check Marked 5’s website for their route!

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8 Responses to “Marked 5”

  1. weezermonkey says:

    Ooh, this looks good!

  2. girlrobot says:

    that does look good. i hadn’t heard of this food truck yet…thanks for the tip!

  3. Mos Burger! I used to eat it occassionally when I lived in Japan but agree that it isn’t the easiest thing to eat. I do love the flavor combos but I suppose you could get the same thing by eating donburi.

    Will have to check out some of the newer trucks on the scene. I liked Kogi but felt it was really easy to duplicate at home, and no lines;).

  4. stuffycheaks says:

    OMG, I totally remember Mos burger! Loved their teriyaki one. thanks for the memory jolt!

  5. Esther says:

    I LOVE Mos Burgers. I always miss it when I come back from Asia. Thanks for the info on Marked 5. It might suffice.

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