Nom Nom Truck

BEST FOOD TRUCKS 2012: #42

 

Yes, more Asian tacos, but this Los Angeles truck that takes its cute name from the onomatopoeia at least focuses a bit more on Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches made on wheat/rice flour baguettes. Founders Jennifer Green and Misa Chien met as undergrads at UCLA, and did some brisk business, but really rose in national exposure due to their stint on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. They dress their bánh mì with house mayo, cucumber, jalapeño, pickled carrots, daikon, and cilatntro, and your choice of grilled pork shoulder (infused with honey, garlic, and soy), grilled chicken (infused with lemongrass, chile, and sesame oil), steamed tofu, or Vietnamese cold cuts (uncured ham, steamed pork loaf, head cheese, and pork liver pâté). And while they eventually lost out to Grill ‘Em All, the Nom Nom girls were able to expand their business, opening a new truck in San Francisco. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012

 

TWITTER: @nomnomtruck
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Foursquare Tips

  • Nom nom means: An onomatopoeical adjective based on the sound emitted when something is oh so tasty that one gnaws through it without regard to cleanliness or etiquette." - Urban Dictionary
  • Lemongrass Chicken Tacos are superb. Amazing flavor combo. Make sure you get at least one!
  • Grilled pork banh mi is your best bet if this is your first time
  • Bahn Mi at it's best. delish sandwiches. if you can catch the truck in the right part of town. usually at the brig in venice wednesday evenings.
  • They were so good my hubby went back for seconds & they gave me a free roll thankyou nom nom truck :)
  • Skip the Banh Mi and go with a ton of Vietnamese Pork Tacos w/ Sriracha. I can eat those all day.
  • Pork Vietnamese sandwich with a fried egg is the way to go. You gotta try it!
  • Contemporary Californian cuisine that fuses Vietnamese & Hispanic flavors. Specialty: Bnh m, meat & vegetable sandwiches served on a Vietnamese baguette
  • Why Famous: Contemporary Californian cuisine that fuses Vietnamese & Hispanic flavors. Specialty: Bnh m, meat & vegetable sandwiches served on a Vietnamese baguette
  • NOM!!!!!!!
  • Finger lickin' good banh mi
  • Get a fried egg on your banh mi!
  • Lemongrass bahn mi all the way!
  • Sadly not as good as I expected. This was my first nom nom trip. The bread was dry and over toasted and the chicken was over cooked and under sauced I didnt eat half my Bahnme and had to put it waste
  • Pork bah mi extra meet
  • Get the vegetarian sandwich, its fantastic!
  • Ask for the 'Nate Dog' special. So good.
  • Great Vietnamese sandwich
  • Not as good as kogi.
  • Newly imposed $9 minimum with card purchase. Kind of disappointed.