Is the Korilla Truck Really Skimping on Their Portions?
The forums have been abuzz for the past few weeks about Korilla’s shrinking portions. Midtown Lunch’er Goats started the conversation like this:
I don’t know what happened to them–maybe it’s all the publicity from the show–but the size of their burrito–rib eye of the tiger in particular–is f’ing MINISCULE now! I was so pissed! It was ALL tortilla and hardly any filling! I was biting folds of tortilla with nothing for nearly half the burrito it seemed! I used to love this truck–their burritos were huge! They weighed well over a lb and a half and were stuffed to the gills. But now, NO. Not even close. Less product. High price. Not sure I will return. I leave the hypechasers to support them….
Them’s fighting words, and unfortunately, many of the replies since seem to agree. Interestingly, though, all the complaints refer to the tacos and burritos, but no one has mentioned the chosun bowls (yet). So, when one of the trucks hit up midtown the other day, off I went to see if the issues extended across the board.
I ordered ribeye with sticky rice, all the veggies, salsa, kimchi and kBBQ sauce. Upon first glance, I didn’t feel like they skimped on ingredients. Now, would I have argued if they gave me more protein? No, of course not. But upon looking back at the ML archives to see what Brownie received previously from the truck, I honestly thought my lunch looked pretty similar.
This photo is from Brownie’s February, 2011 visit.
And, this one’s from her October, 2010 visit.
Obviously I can’t tell you scientifically, but I think my order looks pretty on-par with what we’ve seen over the past year. I am sure that the complaints in the forums are legit, and I’m certainly not trying to discredit their gripes, but perhaps if you want to frequent the Korilla truck the way to go is the chosum bowls instead of their tacos and burritos.