Tuesday, July 26, 2011
When I first heard that gourmet food trucks were entering DFW, I started Googling to see what trucks were already rolling the streets. The first one I found was the Nammi Truck. Luckily for me, they were going to be in my area the following Tuesday. I have eaten there many Tuesdays since.
Today was a special visit to Nammi, as I brought along several co-workers, who are usually not excited about my adventures in food. Honestly, I think they came along today just to say did and hoped I would quit talking about it. They were very surprised when every one of them loved and and wanted to know when and where else they could find Nammi.
First up, my grilled pork bahn mi.
That is a full 12 inch sandwich on extremely soft baguette bread. Topping off the grilled pork is a combination of garlic mayo, cucumbers, pickled daikons and carrots, cilantro and jalapenos. The bahn mi can be topped off with a side of the spicy mayo dressing or my personal favorite, creamy cilantro dressing. Everything is fresh, crisp and all of those flavors melding together is simply amazing. If pork (grilled or barbecued) is not your thing, lemongrass beef, lemongrass chicken, or tofu are also available.
All orders are custom made and even egg or pate can be added. One person from our group ordered just bread and pork and was very happy with the flavor. I've also seen someone order the sandwich without the bread, which has now become a regular menu item, the Nammi Bowl, scheduled to launch in August.
If a 12 inch sandwich seems a bit much, you can also order a Vietnamese Taco.
Same ingredients of the bahn mi, but on corn tortilla. Yum, yum, yum!
Nammi also has some extras that really make everything come together. The basil lemonade is the perfect drink for these hot summer days. Or if coffee is your beverage of choice, they have a light, tasty iced Vietnamese coffee.
In the mood for something sweet with that iced coffee? The truck has a full shelf of sweet treats from Japan. Who can resist some Yan Yan cookies?
Every time I have been to Nammi, there has been a steady flow of customers. Following along on Facebook, they frequently post that they sell out of meats on a regular basis. So, I encourage you to check their website for the daily locations (they move all over Dallas, Irving and Addison for both lunch and dinner), show up early and prepare to taste a very flavorful sandwich and meet Gary and Teena, 2 of the nicest people you will ever want to have a meal with.