Last week I finally tracked down the Yumbii truck — that rolling dispenser of Korean tacos that has been leading the way in Atlanta’s development into a street-food-friendly city.
Carson Young — the truck’s owner, who is just a couple of years out of college — serves tacos, burritos, sliders and quesadillas that are prepared at Hankook Taqueria on the Westside and then assembled to order.
I caught up with the truck at the Prominence in Buckhead office tower — one of its regular stops. Because of health and police department regulations, the truck can’t yet park on city streets. But it can make arrangements to set up shop on private property. The truck hands out parking passes if you need to park in the garage.
I ordered a chicken taco and a tofu taco ($2 each), both of which I liked as well as anything I’ve eaten at Hankook. Nice, hot chunks of protein, a swipe of Korean chile sauce, a mound of shredded lettuce and a flour tortilla combine into a nice thing to direct toward your face. I like that there isn’t any cheese on the tacos.
But the real object of desire was the side of sesame fries, battered and redolent with a subtle hit of sesame oil. A swipe through the house chipotle ketchup tasted just right.
The truck seems to be killing it. After one hour, it was all out of pork. There was a steady stream of happy-looking office workers.
The best way to locate the Yumbii truck is to follow its Twitter feed.