- Cuisine: Fusion tacos
“East meets Mex”
Paul Kim was in commercial real estate finance before he put Takorea on the map. Growing up in both
and Missouri and living in Texas for a few years gave him a real interest in eating and cooking diverse food. His concept blends Korean BBQ and Mexican food. He started working on his idea just by cooking and having friends over to try his food. Once he got his recipes solidified, his friends helped improve it. New York
Paul says, “I feel like I’m doing something somewhat unique. I want to be an ambassador of the good things of Korean food are to people that haven’t tried Korean food.” His personal favorite is the beef taco in a cabbage wrap while the crowd favorite seems to be the hot dog with beef on top. His customers are from all around the globe, including a Chinese Bulldog, but he had the opportunity to serve his first Korean Mexican while on the job in his first year.