The Kokyu BBQ Food Truck is one of my favorite Triangle trucks. For the past three years they have been my “go to” food truck when I visit Durham. They serve unique dishes like “Carolina Carnitas” Sliders, Pekin Duck “TaKos”, “Unreal Buffalo Chicken” Sliders, and Philly “CheeseFakes”. The people behind Kokyu are now ready to take the next step and are working on opening a brick & mortar restaurant in downtown Durham. They have an ongoing kickstarter fundraising campaign to help raise the seed money to do this and are so very close to reaching their goal, but they need your support!
I’ve always enjoyed KoKyu’s Korean BBQ tacos. I have many fond memories of scarfing them down between sets when my band played the “garage stage” at Motorco Music Hall where the KoKyu truck was usually set up. It was a great inexpensive way to eat something delicious and unique, which is a big deal when you are dining on a musician’s budget!
Another KoKyu favorite of mine is the duck fat tater tots! At first I was somewhat skeptical of tater tots made in duck fat but I was quickly won over after my first bite. They quickly became a staple that goes very well with a nice cold pint of beer.
The good news is that KoKyu has plans to keep their food trucks running even after they open their restaurant and they have some neat plans for the restaurant as well. But time is running out and they really just need a little bump from all of us to help them make their funding goal. Their Kickstarter campaing ends in a little less than than 20 hours and they need that last little push to send them over the top! Please consider supporting their quest to open a brick and mortar restaurant and visit their crowd source funding page here and show your support!
In the winter of 2010, KoKyu BBQ first hit the streets of the triangle in North Carolina. Packing an array of extremely fresh produce and delicate, slow-cooked meats, lines quickly formed in front of the distinctive graffiti adorned trailer.
Lines formed at a number of local food truck hotspots and KoKyu eventually landed on Rigsbee Avenue. The fans followed and KoKyu became an icon of The Triangle food scene while amassing an ongoing list of excellent reviews ranging from local bloggers to the New York Times, so KoKyu decided to stay for a while.
Look out for KoKyu Ondo in the Fall of 2013, the newest addition to the KoKyu family of trucks. Ondo will specialize in the same principles that made KoKyu BBQ a hit- extremely fresh, perfectly cooked street meals, all on a dime budget. Keep us posted if there are any locales you’d like to see us roll up to.