When faced with trying new eats or sticking with old favourites, do you play the safe route, re-live that familiar comfort and go for what you know, or do you embark on a culinary adventure and try something new?
KOI owner and cook Rex serves Korean and Western fusion food
Koi is a Korean fusion truck, with flavours cultivated by owners/cooks Rex and James. Rex’s culinary upbringing began at The Keg, before he met business partner James dragon boating.
“We were inspired by foods from our own culture,” says Rex, referring to the Korean heritage he and James share. “We said okay, how can we make this new? We worked a lot with trial and error,” he says.
Samurai Chicken Koizy
One of the brilliant outcomes was the “Samurai Chicken Koizy”, an open-faced scallion pancake with classic North American buttermilk fried chicken, pickled carrots, daikon radish, mango, cucumber and spicy mayo.
Asahi Beer-Battered Fish and Chips
Start your Korean food adventure
Marrying the best of Korean and North American dishes, Koi pair adventure with old comforts like their “Korean BBQ Philly Cheesesteak” and “Asahi Beer-Battered Fish and Chips”.
“We sit between Western cuisine and Asian cuisine, there’s a certain amount of adventure involved,” says Rex who will be showcasing a sample sized Koi menu September 18th at Food Truck Festival Ontario.