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The Way You Make Me Feel – Blog Tour: Guest Post – Favorite Food Trucks

Welcome to the first stop on the blog tour for. . .

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo 

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind? 

I was lucky enough to participate for the blog tour of I Believe in a Thing Called Love so I’m extremely thankful to not only be invited to participate in Maurene’s next tour, but to host her again for a guest post!  Today she is sharing some of her favorite food trucks!


Favorite Food Trucks/Food Truck Dishes


The king of food trucks in LA is definitely the taco truck. The first and best of all food trucks. Tacos are perfection folded in a warm corn tortilla and we are lucky to have them, the end. My favorite taco truck is La Estrella. La Estrella now has several trucks and even a brick and mortar, but the best carne asada tacos (with a frosty can of Squirt) is from one specific truck in Highland Park.

The truck that started the food truck craze, though? Definitely Kogi. Founded by Korean American chef Roy Choi, which fills me with Korean American pride of course! When I first had a galbi taco, my body shook with the beauty of it—Korean style marinated short rib in TACO FORM? Kimchi quesadillas?! The food truck in The Way You Make Me Feel, the KoBra, is definitely inspired by Kogi and Adrian, Clara’s dad, is also inspired by Roy, who is a badass.

Some other food trucks that have endeared themselves to me here in LA are:

  • Free Range: The best fried chicken sandwich EVER. The Honey Sriracha one is soooo good—tempura fried chicken served on a homemade biscuit with honey and Sriracha marinade!


  • The Original Grilled Cheese Truck: I am always in the mood for grilled cheese and my favorite is actually just the good old-fashioned Plain and Simple Melt. Although I am tempted to try the Cheesy Mac Melt which has MAC & CHEESE IN A SANDWICH.


  • CVT Soft Serve: As much as I love LA, it’s kind of hard to find good soft serve here. (There were so many great places in Boston where I went to grad school). Enter CVT with delicious soft serve that isn’t watery and super creamy and perfect for a hot day (which is…300 days out of the year, here).


Happy eating!


x M


Want to check out the other stops on the tour?

Summer Web May 2 Outfit
Undeniably Book Nerdy May 3 Moodboard
YA Bibliophile May 4 Interview
Super Space Chick May 6 Outfit
Alexa Loves Books May 7 Gift Guide
Swoony Boys Podcast May 8 Character Interview


Thanks for stopping by!


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