Join Marja Vongerichten on Kimchi Chronicles—part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary of self-discovery—as she explores and celebrates a cuisine and a culture committed to the age-old practice of taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary. A Korean-born, American-raised woman who reunited with her Korean family as an adult, Marja's remarkable life story will be told throughout the series.
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Kimchi Chronicles - Chi'Lantro BBQ - Netflix
Chi'Lantro BBQ is a Korean Mexican fusion mobile truck and catering service which opened in Austin, Texas in 2010. Since then, the former food truck operation has opened four restaurants in the Austin area, with a 5th location opening in Fall 2016. The name “Chi'Lantro” is a fusion of “kimchi” and “cilantro”, two distinct cultural staples, aiming to reinvent traditional Korean and Mexican cuisine. They are locally known as the originator of a dish known as “Kimchi Fries”.
Kimchi Chronicles - History - Netflix
In February 2010, the business was opened by Jae Kim, who was born in Korea and moved to the U.S. when he was eleven years old. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton and opened his first food business at the age of twenty-one, a coffee shop called “Foothill Café”, which he owned for three years. He relocated to the “culturally diverse” Austin area to open the food truck business, at age twenty-six. The food truck operations initially served only the Austin and Fort Hood, Texas areas, expanding beyond the Austin market in early 2012 with food truck service in Houston, which was discontinued in December, 2014, with an announcement that the business was looking for a restaurant space. On January 19, 2015, an Austin storefront restaurant was opened and in March, plans for a second location in May, were announced.
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