Our little Dallas based food truck which we proudly named Nammi came to life on May 21th, 2011 at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. Sensing the lack of quality, unique Vietnamese food in the Dallas area, we wanted to introduce Vietnamese food in a different, more mobile way. Putting a twist to traditional Vietnamese cuisine, we fused flavors and tastes from different cultures using Vietnamese as the foundation to build upon. Our menu consists of banh mi - which is a typical Vietnamese street sandwich, Asian style tacos, noodle bowls and rice bowls. Since our eventful first day, (we had no idea what we were doing) we have been trucking along and have never looked back. We have now expanded to a second truck and even opened a small brick and mortar location at the Dallas Farmers Market in April of 2016. Our next step is to expand our fusion concept to other areas outside of Dallas to share our flavors!
WHO WE ARE
I’m Vietnamese American who grew up in sunny Southern California. Moved to Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with degree in Architecture. Had a really great job at an architecture firm but had the foodtruck entrepreneur spirit screaming at me to follow my heart aka belly. I had someone ask me once that shouldn’t I have gone to culinary school before diving head first into a food industry. I told them that would’ve been too logic and obvious. Doing things the “difficult” way is a lot more interesting. I believe that good cooking comes from the soul. Plus, I’m not trying to re-invent banh mi or Vietnamese cuisine, I just want to share a little of my Vietnamese culture and hope others would enjoy eating it just as much as I enjoying making it. My favorite quote, “Follow your heart but take your brain with you.” –Alfred Adler
Born and raised on a small farm in Artesia, New Mexico, I learned the value of hard work and determination from my father. After graduating from Artesia High School, I moved to Lubbock, TX to earn a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University - GUNS UP! Shortly after graduation, I was hired on by an architecture firm in Dallas, TX, where I have lived since 2006. It was in Dallas, where I was working at my desk, minding my own business when Teena approached me and convinced me to partner up in opening a Vietnamese Food Truck. Not knowing anything about restaurants, Vietnam, or food trucks, I jumped right in. It's been a crazy ride since 2011 when we first launched. Working day in day out, but still finding time to keep up with sports stats, fantasy teams, snowboarding (wish it could be more often)!