I have always liked the Korean food cart Bapcha, so I was excited when John expanded with another food cart on the SW corner of 52nd St & 6th Ave over the summer.
I happened to be walking by there last week and saw a new Korean food cart called Gobuki on the same corner with a similar menu. I asked if it was a new cart or just a new name (because Bapcha was originally called Bulgogi Cart before changing its name last year). No, this was a new cart with a new owner I was told. The woman told me they have been here for about 2 weeks.
While I’m sorry the 2nd cart didn’t work out for Bapcha, I was excited to try a new Korean food cart, and finally got back there today for a NYSF First Look.
As I usually do with a new cart, I asked what they recommended, and it was bulgogi, which was available over white rice ($7) or on a hero ($6). I opted for the rice, even though the bread looked pretty good too.
You can also get galbi (short rib), spicy chicken, fried udon (noodles), udon soup and fried dumplings. She said they might do more noodle dishes or soups in the winter, like ramen. I told her that would be great. You can see their menu here.
Click through to see how our First Look was, and you can even find out what Gobuki means.