Chilantro Lives Up to the Hype
If you are into food, live in Austin, and are paying attention, you might know that a new food truck is in town. It is called Chi’Lantro. According to their Web Site, the name of the business is the result of fusing the words Kimchi and Cilantro.
Kimchi is key in Korean cuisine and Cilantro adds freshness to Mexican street food.
Part of the allure of Chilantro is supposed to be that they move around all the time and you have to follow them on Twitter to learn their whereabouts. I believe this is supposed to add an air of exclusivity and mystery to the business — similar to Kogi BBQ in L.A. (which has over 55,000 hungry followers).
While Chilantro is the first uber-hip food trailer in Austin to move around all the time and not cater to day laborers and construction workers, this is not the reason you should eat there.
I ordered two tacos at $2 each and They. Were. Perfect. The chef at Chilantro clearly knows how to put flavors together and the ingredients were fresh and bright. With each bite, there was sweetness, spicyness, nuttiness, citrus, and more — each flavor singing it’s part in the choir.
Ah-mazing. I can’t wait for you to try it.