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Ursu Food Truck: Korean Taco Food Truck

Diana Chan April 13, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Korean, Streetcart, Three Beakers

I go off tangent sometimes at work and play with the food apps on my phone. As you can tell I was really anticipating lunch. Since there are 19 new street carts in Vancouver, I have to eat though all of them =)

There is Ursu – a Korean Food Cart near my work and there was n0 information about them on any website. I assume they are fairly new and have not had a lot of time to start setting up their social media. They are Korean owned and serve up Korean Tacos (~$2) (Chicken, Bulgogi or tofu), Bulgogi Dogs (~$5), and Questadillas ($6.99) (Bulgogi, spicy chicken, and tofu). I tried taking a picture of the menu but my iphone lagged and it took a picture of the ground .

The Vancouver Street Food App indicated they open at 11am, but they were not set up and ready to go till noon. So, do be aware things may happen and Food Cart vendors aren’t there on time or delayed in setting up.

After walking around the block, it was open! You can tell they are quite new in the food cart business since they were a bit slow at getting the food out, and had very little or even no publicity. They are quite popular with the Korean crowd, lots of international students were going up to them and conversing in Korean. I like to ease drop, but I overheard they are going to start having a Facebook Fan page and Twitter in the near future.

I ordered the Spicy Chicken Quesadilla ($6.99). It has cheese, peppers, hot sauce, onions, tomatoes, chicken and lettuce.

I can kinda handle a medium level of spiciness and this was decently spicy but not painful, just subtle. With the addition of the tomatoes, it did make this quesadilla a bit runny, so the juice will leak out. It is very hard to to eat it in one hand on the go. You need a bit of a strategy to make sure it all does not spill out. Your best bet would be getting a fork and knife if you have difficulty eating cleanly.

The quesadilla was just average and was not spectacular. The chicken itself had a very nice flavour, you can tell they use a sweet sesame sauce to cook the chicken. They probably used sesame oil, which is common in korean food.

I’ll probably go back to try their Bulgogi soon and let you know if it’s any good.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Close to Granvill Skytrain
  • Cash Only
  • Open late for Canucks Game days
  • Usual hours 11am – 7pm

We Rate Ursa Food Cart:

Located at:

West Georgia St. and Richards Street

 
Ursu Korean BBQ Food Cart on Urbanspoon

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • i must try this place! good to hear that the spiciness-level is manageable… i love spicy food but sometimes kimchi makes me tear up. i am a bit of a wimp 🙁

  • I’ve been very excited about the variety of street food now offered in Vancouver. A month ago, I tried Ursu and their Korean taco and was incredibly disappointed. It was the kind of food you’d expect a college student with no cooking experience to make when they first move out from home.

    It was a raw soft tortilla filled with ground beef with a sweet bottled “asian” sauce, shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomato and pre-shredded packaged cheddar. It was like an Old El Paso taco kit taco, but with way less flavour. It blew my mind that something this mediocre and uninspired would actually be served on the streets of Vancouver. I ended up throwing my taco in the garbage.

    With the amount of good food options available downtown, I will never go back.

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