Best Bulgoki Burritos

Best Burritos

Just because they have a Spanish name and first appeared for sale just
over a hundred years ago along the Texas-Mexico border doesn’t mean
that burritos must be stuffed with standard Mexican — or even
Southwestern — components. At least not in this brave new
multicultural world, they don’t. If you’re already into other forms of
fusion — Zen raves, say, or balalaika hip-hop — then
step it up with crossover burritos, creatively designed by Best
Burritos’ owner, Won Eon. A certified chef in her native Korea, she
bought an existing burrito shop soon after emigrating to the United
States and immediately began to experiment with its menu. The result is
a culture-crunching repertoire that includes typical Mexican fare as
well as lightly sauced marinated-tofu burritos, juicy three-mushroom
burritos (which include shiitakes, of course), and piquant
teriyaki/bulgoki burritos, whose tender marinated beef exudes
alternating bursts of garlicky, savory, and sweet. Packed into large
tortillas along with these fusion fillings — which are
sautéed to order — are gigantic helpings of rice,
boiled beans, chunky house-made salsa, and julienned lettuce and onion.
Bulgoki and salsa, sure. Wrap your head around that.


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