Nashville Food Truck Adventure

It’s been a while since I’ve done a food truck review.  When I was in Nashville last month, I had a chance to try a new one and heard others rave about another truck.

During the Quitter Conference, we took an hour lunch break.  Two food trucks were parked in the lot during this time to allow us all to sample the Nashville food truck scene.  I got my lunch from the Sum Yum Yum truck, which specializes in bahn mi sandwiches. Bahn mi’s are Asian subs.  Vietnam was a French colony for about 90 years.  You can imagine the influence the French had on Vietnam’s culinary scene.  When you combine French baguettes with indigenous Southeast Asian ingredients, you get fabulous sandwiches.

Shredded pork bahn mi with spicy fries

Shredded pork bahn mi with spicy fries

The Sum Yum Yum truck has a few different varieties of sandwiches.  I chose the shredded pork.  My sandwich came with tons of shredded pork, along with homemade mayo, carrot and daikon slaw, english cucumber, and cilantro.

With every bite of the sandwich, I was struck by the different textures and flavors.  It was a truly satisfying meal.  So many American sandwiches are all meat.  This was a good split between pork and crunchy veggies.

The spicy fries were spicy.  They had plenty of heat to them and the flavor was good.  They would have been better if the fries were crispy.  It probably would have taken another round in the fryer for that to happen.  The meal cost me $8 and was well worth it.

Since I only had a limited amount of time, I just picked a truck.  The other truck, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers had a long, briskly moving line.  I didn’t know what they served until I got closer to the front of my line because the line blocked my view.

Hoss’ makes stuffed burgers, which are right up my alley.  I overheard several people talking about how good the burgers were, so I’ll take their word for it.

This is just a tiny sample of the food truck scene in Nashville.  If the rest are as good as these trucks are, Nashville has a lot to be proud of.

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  • The Duo Dishes

    In Orange County, CA, we have an area called Little Vietnam. Some of the best bahn mi are supposedly right there. We have it on our list to try! Thanks for sharing some of Nashville’s best.

  • Raun Lauterbach

    Umami is a wonderful thing. Don’t wait any longer — go to Little Vietnam and give it a try!

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  • Raun Lauterbach

    Cool! Thanks for sharing that link!