Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dos Equis Converts Nammi Into Mobile Academy

In August and September,  Dos Equis has joined forces with food trucks across the country to engage fans through adventurous experiences. This week was Dallas' turn, with the Nammi Truck showing some of the interesting cuisine of Vietnam, along with cultural ambassadors to explain the cuisine.

By the standards of most of my friends, I consider myself an adventurous eater. Add in that many months ago, after taste testing some new items on the truck, Gary from Nammi asked me if they had ever cooked anything that I didn't like. The answer was an adamant "no" so I felt pretty good about tracking down this truck.

First up, the quail bahn mi. Being a Texas girl, I have had quail, so no big adventure there. While this wasn't my favorite bahn mi that I have ever had from Nammi,  it wasn't bad.

Working my way up on the adventurous scale, next up with the jellyfish.  If you are a regular reader of the blog, you know that I love sushi, in fact, I love all kinds of seafood. We can now qualify that statement with I love all kinds of seafood except jellyfish.  This was a texture issue for me, more than taste....actually, I don't know how it tastes, I couldn't get past the texture and ended up swallowing the piece of jellyfish whole.   I will say that I loved the spicy sauce on the jellyfish, I'm hoping that stays around on the Nammi truck.

Veggies to the side so you can see the jellyfish. 
Finally, the most adventurous of the Academy, the soy silkworms. I researched this item before I went to the truck and still wasn't prepared for what I saw on the sandwich. The bahn mi that was presented had beautiful veggies and garnish.

Underneath were the silkworms. 

I tried really hard to at least taste this, if only to be able to tell you something about it.  But, I just couldn't.  All I could see was bugs or worms or something that I just could not force in to my mouth.

I do want to give props to the entertainers, out working the crowd and explaining the food and culture.  They did a great job answering questions and encouraging people to try the food.

I didn't get a report card, but I am assuming I flunked out of the Academy and lost my "adventurous eater" card.  However, it was a fun experience and I am glad Nammi was able to introduce all of us to the cultural experience of Vietnam.
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