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Food Truck Recipes You Can Make at Home

From Korean tacos to Belgian waffles, food trucks have expanded our fast-food horizons. Now you can make these new favorites at home.

By Melissa Knific

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Korean Tacos Korean tacos, fast foods, Family Circle Magazine
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Yunghee Kim
Aaron Lloyd Barr
Aaron Lloyd Barr
Aaron Lloyd Barr
Aaron Lloyd Barr
Aaron Lloyd Barr
Aaron Lloyd Barr
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Korean Tacos

Makes: 8 tacos
Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Cook: 9 minutes
Let Rest: 5 minutes

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Middle Eastern Lamb and Rice

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Cook: 20 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Banana Split Waffles

Makes: 6 waffles
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: per manufacturer's directions

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese

Makes: 12 sandwiches
Prep: 15 minutes
Slow Cook: 8 hours on LOW
Cook: 4 minutes per batch

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Shrimp Dumplings with Miso Dipping Sauce

Makes: 8 servings (48 dumplings)
Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 12 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Meatball Banh Mi

Makes: 6 sandwiches
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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PB&J Ice Cream

Makes: 12 servings (about 6 cups)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Process: per manufacturer's instructions
Freeze: 2 hours

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Mint Chocolate Latte

Makes: 1 latte
Prep: 5 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Hand-Cut French Fries

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Fry: 32 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Chicken Yakitori

Makes: 8 skewers
Prep: 30 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes

Photo by Yunhee Kim

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Popular Food Trucks

Fried Egg I'm In Love
City: Portland, Oregon
Twitter Handle: @friedegglove

"If you liked it then you should have put an egg on it" seems to be the mantra of this breakfast-centric truck. Customers can pick up a coffee along with an inventively named morning sandwich (Yolko Ono, Sriracha Mix-A-Lot, Free-Range Against the Machine, to name a few).

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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Popular Food Trucks

Seti's Polish Boys
City: Cleveland
Twitter Handle: It's old-school—just a phone number

The Polish Boy, a decadent sandwich loaded with kielbasa, fries, coleslaw and barbecue sauce, is as iconic to Cleveland as cheesesteak is to Philadelphia. (Hometown hero and The Chew star Michael Symon is a huge fan.) Feeling extra indulgent? Add chili and cheese.

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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Kogi BBQ
City: Los Angeles
Twitter Handle: @kogibbq

Chef Roy Choi has become a rock star in the food truck world, firing up the Korean-Mexican taco movement nationwide. (He currently operates four vehicles in and around L.A.!) Choi's short rib taco with cilantro-onion-lime relish is legendary.

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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Cow Tipping Creamery
City: Austin, Texas
Twitter Handle: @cowtippcreamery

The number of food truck options in this city (1,500+) is daunting, but this relative newcomer holds its own deliciously. These soft-serve artisans make their own toppings—among them, Dr Pepper cherry sauce and Ritz crunch. Order a "stacker," basically a layered sundae, and you'll want to do the twist.

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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Popular Food Trucks

The Grilled Cheeserie
City: Nashville, Tennessee
Twitter Handle: @GrlldCheeserie

Who doesn't love grilled cheese? Have this gourmet-on-wheels whip up one of its specialties (hello, pimento mac 'n' cheese), or create your own flavorful adventure from their list of breads, cheeses and additions.

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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Popular Food Trucks

Wafels & Dinges
City: New York
Twitter Handle: @waffletruck

Brussels native Thomas DeGeest quit his job at IBM to start selling waffles from a bright yellow 1968 Chevy box truck. "Dinges" is the Belgian word for "stuff," meaning toppings like dulce de leche, maple syrup and walnuts. No sweet tooth? No worries: There are plenty of savory options.

Illustration by Aaron Lloyd Barr

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