Matt and I didn’t know what we wanted to do today. After deliberating, we drove to Long Branch only to discover that the cafe we were planning on visiting didn’t open until 6:30 PM! So, we took a drive and ended up in Asbury Park – one of our favorite places. We thought about where we could go and ultimately decided on MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos after I mentioned “unlimited kimchi bar.”
MOGO is a casual Korean fusion spot right on Cookman Avenue. Their basic menu boasts tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads plus your choice of protein: beef, chicken, fish, pork, shrimp, or tofu. They also offer a bibimbap burger, boki cheesesteak, and Korean fried chicken, among other selections.
Today, I ordered the bowl with veggie fried rice, pork with citrus mayo slaw, and added the Korean esquites (corn with cotija cheese, lime, and kimchi) for an extra $1. Matt ordered the burrito with bulgogi beef and Asian pico de gallo. The pork was marinated very well – a good mix of salty and spicy. I’m also very happy I added the esquites because the corn/kimchi combo brought some extra flavor. Matt’s burrito was very good, too (he liked it better than my bowl). The beef was very tender and definitely had the sweetness that is so characteristic of bulgogi.
We also sampled the cucumber kimchi, daikon radish kimchi, and traditional cabbage kimchi. The cucumber was my favorite (it wasn’t too spicy). Matt liked the daikon, which was sweet and vinegary. We both agreed that the cabbage kimchi was a little bland.
The prices were very reasonable (both the burrito and the bowl cost $9) and the portions were a good size. We left feeling very full and would 100% go back again.
After lunch, we took a nice drive through Deal and Spring Lake. Although it was very cold out, we enjoyed looking at all the beautiful houses.
Have you ever been to MOGO? What’s your favorite thing to get?