It all started with a single tweet:
I saw a picture of kimchi fries and that's all I want to try now. Can a 518 eatery make that happen ASAP?!— Chopsticks Optional (@chopsticksopt) February 28, 2014
Then our fairy godmothers at All Over Albany, derryX, and Mingle Albany stepped in
and made our culinary dreams come true:
The end result is a unique cultural mashup whose introduction to the Capital Region has long been overdue. Kimchi fries have been on the urban food truck scene for awhile now and my only encounter with these loaded fries has been through my television screen as I salivate over the creation. Lo and behold, one and half days later, Mingle came through with a version of their own: "Our Kimchi Fries begin with skin on & baked fries layered with bulgokee chicken & beef, pork belly and kimchi layered with Havarti from The Cheese Traveler."