By Contributor | NYSF.com
We’ve been to Korilla a bunch of times, and tried all their meats, but had never tried their tofu.
Given the choice between beef, pork, chicken and tofu, tofu always loses. Let’s not say loses. It has to be patient and wait it’s turn. Today was tofu’s turn at Korilla BBQ, and the chosun bowl cost $7.
Tofu is the chameleon of food. It’s a protein meant to take on the taste of what it’s served with. Tofu by itself can be pretty boring, although the best tofu we ever ate (at En Japanese Brasserie) was like eating a warm cloud.
Like any other food, the range of tofu runs from bad to excellent. Where does Korilla’s tofu fit on this scale?
Along with a generous serving of tofu, there were a lot of other goodies in the dish. It makes for an impressive list.
We found shredded cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts, pickled radish, salsa made with red onions, tomato & green pepper, jack cheese, and of course, kimchi.
One of the adages we’ve heard in the past is the more colors in a dish, the healthier it is. While this isn’t a foolproof saying, it makes sense most of the time – and this lunch had a lot of different colors. The veggies were fresh and crisp at Korilla.
There are several sauces to choose from, and we went with the Korean hot sauce, which is a notch under their K’illa sauce in terms of heat. It packs a nice punch, but doesn’t knock you out.
We know you’ve been waiting for our verdict on the tofu, so here it is. Very enjoyable. It was soft and creamy, certainly among the better tofu we’ve had.
Korilla’s tofu was a good accompaniment for all the veggies and hot sauce, and we recommend trying it, if you haven’t already. It’s good to change things up every once in a while, even if you’re a hardcore carnivore (like us).
You can find Korilla BBQ on twitter here or on our Mobile Munchies twitter feed. They usually have 2 trucks on the street, which makes them pretty easy to find. Just expect to find a line when you go.