Here’s an easy way to introduce the flavors of Korea to your family. Give your next taco night a creative twist with these Korean Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Aioli!
I grew up eating an awesome variety of different foods. Indian. Thai. Korean. Japanese. No, not really. My dad is pretty much the epitome of picky eaters, so the craziest we got come dinner time was ordering the most inauthentic food possible from the lame Chinese takeout place down the road from our house. Sesame chicken, anyone?
When Asheley and I have kids, it’s pretty much my number one mission to get them eating an eclectic mix of ethnic foods as early as possible. If they eat a big variety of foods early on, they won’t be picky eaters, right? I hope it’s that easy. Is it that easy? Probably not.
But anyway, these Korean Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Aioli is a pretty gentle transition into the world of Korean food. Your kids will be way too busy thinking about the word taco to even notice they are experiencing new, exciting flavors. Well, that’s the plan at least.
And guess what? If you already made those Korean Steak Kimchi Rice Bowls, you already pretty much have everything you need for these tacos. It’s an easy way to stretch an extra dinner on those busy weeknights.
And in case you didn’t catch this before in the Kimchi & Bacon Fried Rice post, Mother In Law’s Kimchi (the jar of kimchi you see in the background of these photos) is graciously giving away two jars of their super delicious kimchi to you. Well, it could be you.
Just head on over to the bottom of the Kimchi & Bacon Fried Rice post to enter the giveaway. It will literally take less than a minute to enter. And that’s time well spent in order to possibly procure two free jars of this kimchi gold.
Korean Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Aioli
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings (12 tacos) 1x
- Korean Steak
- Gojuchang Aioli
- Pico de Gallo
- 3/4 – 1 cup kimchi, chopped
- 2 avocados, chopped into 1/2” cubes
- 2–3 scallions, chopped
- Queso Fresco, crumbled
- 12 taco-size flour tortillas, warmed
- Top warmed tortillas with Korean steak, a little bit of kimchi, a spoonful of pico de gallo and chopped avocado, a sprinkle of scallions and queso fresco, and drizzle with gojuchang aioli. Serve immediately.
- Alternatively (and my preference), serve all components of these tacos family style on the dinner table so everyone can assemble their own personal taco masterpieces.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
I think exposing kids to everything is better then not. Both my kids will eat some Korean food but they would never touch the kimchi. Small steps I guess!!! I would probably try making this for the kids and I definitely wouldn’t be disappointed if they didn’t eat it…MORE FOR ME!
Hey, if you have them eating Korean food (even sans kimchi), that’s pretty amazing Sandra! I’m impressed. I just have this funny feeling that my future kids are going to be super picky eaters… and I’m terrified haha.
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker
Wow, these look AWESOME! I used to work near a Korean deli and they served kimchi tacos and burritos for lunch. Ahh… brings back fond memories. Thanks for the drool!
You always have such different recipes than what I normally make! These look so good! My husband loves tacos – I have a feeling these would be a huge hit! haha I say that to my husband all the time – when we have kids we’ll make sure to have them eat all different kinds of food – to avoid picky eaters (like my sister, who is still outrageously picky)… we’ll see if it’s actually that simple!
Wouldn’t it be great if it’s that simple, Ashley? It sounds like such an easy, perfect plan in our heads, doesn’t it? Something tells me it can’t possibly be that easy… but we can dream 🙂
This sounds great! I love southeast Asian cuisine.
Thanks so much Rayna! Yea I’m totally loving the flavors of Asian cuisine lately too. So much flavor! By the way, I’m loving taking a look at your blog right now 🙂
Tacos are a favorite in this house so would love to try these Korean Steak variety!
We love taco night at our house too! It’s hard to not get excited tacos! That fresh mexican corn salad you have up over at Brooklyn Farmgirl looks so good!
Oh boy! These Korean Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Aioli looks so good and you’re definitely making me drool a little and craving for them, big time! Can’t wait to give this a try.
That looks so yummy!