Korean barbecue red-hot in Logan

Along with the Korean cultural wave, Korean charcoal barbecue has arrived in the City of Logan.

Boo Sik Jang and Lydia Ra first began grilling up Korean fare as church volunteers for children in need. To continue their volunteer efforts on the side, the couple purchased a food truck in 2017 and Lydia’s Char Kor BBQ was born.

A crowd favourite at Kingston Butter Factory’s Milky Way Market, the food truck also sizzles in multiple locations throughout the city, serving up fusion dishes like bulgogi rice bowls and nachos.

‘The market is such a great place to eat your way around the world with endless options for food and dessert, along with shopping,’ Boo says.

‘Most people had never tried bulgolgi beef – we give out samples and most of them come back to order more.

‘Korean food is trendy nowadays and we love being able to introduce our food to others in a way they’ll enjoy with our fusion menu.’

Inspired by traditional Korean cooking methods, all dishes are grilled on a specialty charcoal oven that removes excess oil while preserving the flavour of chef Lydia’s marinades.

One of their most popular dishes is the ‘Korrito Bowl’, a bowl of rice with toppings like hot sauce, guacamole and bulgogi beef or Korean barbecue chicken.

Boo is grateful for the Logan community’s reaction to Korean food.

‘We were preparing for our opening at Milky Way Market one evening and even though it started pouring, customers were waiting in the rain just to buy our food,’ he says.

‘Everyone has been so understanding of us and our culture since we started in 2017 – we always feel at ease with the Logan community, compared to being in bigger cities.’

Check out Char Kor BBQ‘s updates so you can track down their truck for an authentic and delicious Korean feed.

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