Dec 9, 2021 - Food and Drink

We tried it: Korean egg sandwich at West Des Moines pop-up Egg King

An "EggGogi" sandwich with scrambled eggs, bulgogi, a sunny-side up egg, house sauce and Texas toast.
An "EggGogi" sandwich with scrambled eggs, bulgogi, a sunny-side up egg, house sauce and Texas toast ($10). Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

There's nothing more enticing (and Instagram-able) than the sunny, yellow yolk of an egg.

Egg King knows this well, especially with its EggGogi sandwich ($10).

  • Stuffed between two thick slabs of toast, the quality of the bulgogi was exactly what I would expect from a Korean BBQ restaurant — tender, savory with a faintly sweet marinade.
  • One of the best parts was a smoky red sauce to drizzle that tastes similar to gochujang, a slightly spicy fermented bean sauce.

The bottom line: It wasn't the easiest to eat, but sometimes, that's part of the fun.

Where to find it: The Korean sandwich pop-up is at The Hall in West Des Moines every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

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