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Eastern tweaks on a Bay area staple in the FiDi

Things in American culture that profess to be "Asian-inspired" often miss the mark, e.g., Beijing Beef from Panda Express, and tattoos that're supposed to mean "Imagine" but really mean "Catballs". Bucking the trend, the Kung Fu Taco Truck

Brought to you by a dude named Tan and his computer programmer buddy (naturally), Kung Fu lovingly applies delectable Eastern tweaks to the Bay's most ubiquitous grub on wheels, and serves at lunchtime out the window of a jumbo food truck that's painted yellow (we're not touching that one). The price is right: "regular" tacos're just 2 bucks, and include marinated Asian Asada (w/ carrot, cilantro, and spicy homemade salsa), grilled gingery/garlicy Nun Chuck Chicken (garnished the same way), and the Mu Shu taco stuffed with fresh sauteed veggies and shitake n' cloud ear mushrooms, which you haven't experienced since Tommy suplexed you in JV wrestling. "Special" numbers include the crispy, skinned Roast Duck (with green onion and hoisin in a rolled Chinese pancake), and the Wu Chu Char Sui -- a glazed BBQ pork taco w/ mango and green papaya, and a "secret Sriracha sauce", which may or may not be Sriracha (shhhhhh)

For now Kung Fu's posting up at one FiDi corner on weekdays, but get at their Twitter feed for future locations. Also in the mix, Kung Fu catering for your private parties -- can you even Imagine a better way to commemorate the unveiling of your new cattoo?!

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