Food & Drink

It's a restaurant! It's a truck! It's delicious!

Everyone knows that in LA, some of the best gems are found in strip malls: the hole-in-the-wall sushi joint; the reliable weed dispensary; Party City. And of course: Chego.From the same tortured mind that blessed us with the Kogi truck, Chego was originally a no-frills, open-kitchen'd strip mall spot serving up all sorts of Korean-fusion craziness, but now's a no-frills, open-kitchen'd strip mall truck serving up the exact same menu infront of the original storefront (into which it may eventually move back). Before your head explodes thinking about all of that, let your thoughts drift to their main offering: multi-ingredient rice bowls including the "Sour Cream Hen House", a spicy, sticky amalgamation of marinated grilled chicken, Chinese broccoli, sour cream sambal, Thai basil, sesame seeds, and red jalapenos, all topped w/ fried egg.There're also beer-battered Ooey Gooey Fries smothere in cheddar, monterey jack, and cotija cheese, and the water spinach/fried shallot/creamed horseradish "Tiny's Prime Rib", which's chili-rubbed, even though T-Boz was all, "don't you realize Tiny is ripping our group apart?".Photo: Eric ShinThe Chubby pork belly comes with slices of kochujang-lacquered kurobuta, pickled radishes, and peanuts.Photo: Eric ShinThese are the 3pm Meatballs Korean fried, topped w/ shaved green onions & seseame seeds, and served on a polenta patty.And there's always the Exhibit A burger: 1/2 pound of grass-fed beef with mayo, cheese, onions, fried shallots, and chili sauce, proving you don't need a bowl to bowl over your stomach.