I have a confession. I have a sweet tooth. And a salt tooth. But my biggest buck tooth that protrudes through my bottom lip is my Asian tooth, sometimes referred to as noodle tooth. It’s spicy and pointy and must be satisfied fairly regularly. I find that Austin does not have a glut of really good Chinese restaurants, but we do have great Vietnamese and a few fusion food trucks.
Enter Chi’Lantro, which beautifully fuses Korean and Mexican.
Life is not worth living without kimchi. At home I’ll serve it with grilled chicken or fish, and roasted pork tenderloin. So why not put it in a burrito, quesadilla, tacos, etc? Or fries.
These fries are incredible. Kimchi, Korean BBQ, grilled onions, queso, cilantro, sriracha, sesame seeds….I know, right? These should be illegal.
The tacos are fab, too. Here’s my friend Jill, smiling with her tacos.
She smiled the whole time she ate them, then cried when they were gone. Luckily, there’s plenty more to be had. Chi’Lantro has four trucks in Austin, so lunch can always be had at 2nd and Congress, and late-night eats are plentiful.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention their famous Korean burger. I haven’t tried it yet, but damn it, I will! Here’s a picture from their site. I’m going to frame it and hang it in my living room. Right next to all the family photos. Because you are my family now, Chi’Lantro.