St. Louis based chain brings fast-casual Korean-Mex fusion to Naperville
Chef David Choi, who leaned into his Korean-American heritage to build six restaurants in the St. Louis area, is soon opening his latest Seoul Taco at 206 S. Washington in Naperville.
At this latest arrival on the fast-casual dining scene, guests are greeted by a wall of color, courtesy of contemporary murals, art installations and found-object displays by local artists. K-pop and hip hop music enhance the message that this is a fun place to grab a bite.
A nod to the brand’s origin as a stand-alone food truck in St. Louis, the street-food inspired menu is built on specialty Korean ingredients presented with Mexican style, For instance, burritos, tacos and nachos are made with gochujang pepper sauce and house-made kimchi, a traditional mix of fermented vegetables and seasonings. A gogi bowl combines greens and carrot with spicy sauce, topped with a fried egg.
In a Korean mash-up of southern chicken & waffles, the Gogi & Waffles starts with Bulgogi steak served on a base of sweet potato waffle fries, topped with crunchy kimchi, sesame seeds and green onion, then doused with ribbons of queso blanco and hot Seoul sauce. Spicy pork, tofu or chicken are alternate options for the steakEdit Module