Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Komodo - Dangerously Good Food



It makes me happy when I see a popular food truck open a restaurant. Don't get me wrong, I love the whole experience of street food and gourmet food trucks. I've had my share of tracking them down on twitter and driving to their location so that I can enjoy a unique and delicious taco or grilled cheese, and all while standing around other "food-truckies" sharing the same moment. Ahh yes, those are good times, but so is visiting a place and having a chair and table to enjoy it.

I tried Komodo last year when they first opened their Venice location. I was excited that their food (made famous by their trucks) was going to always be a short distance away from me. My favorite dish was the Kimchi Nachos with chicken, bacon, and sriracha aioli. I remember thinking, these are one of the best nachos I've ever had. 

I recently had the opportunity to visit again, and those nachos are just as good as I remember, probably even better. The tacos and burritos are always a solid choice, they are unique in the fact that they blend Asian and Latin influences with innovative flavors. However, on this trip I also discovered a few new favorites, like the miso marinated steak and the amazing mochiko fried chicken - a Hawaiian style chicken marinated in a homemade wet batter, fried, then oven baked. 

Komodo's slogan is "dangerously good food," and they're right! The food is good, dangerously good...especially those Kimchi Nachos. 


 Tacos from left: Fish N' Grapes, Blazin' Shrimp, 
and MP3 (steak, tator tots, garlic aioli, cilantro).

 Tacos from left: Komodo 2.0 (steak, jalapeño aioli, corn salsa), Loko Modo (Hawaiian style seared ground beef, egg, pineapple teriyaki), and Asian Marinated Chicken (jalapeño stir-fried rice, mandarin oranges, and sweet soy sauce glaze).

 Kimchi Nachos: hot kimchi, bacon, chicken, green onions, sour cream, mozzarella, cheddar, jalapeños, and sriracha aioli.

 Mochiko Fried Chicken.



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