Last Tuesday, Nom Nom truck stopped by the Century/LAX Food Truck lot for lunch.
It was pure serendipity that I was able to get a sample of their Vietnamese cuisine. Just that morning I was commenting on a post by Veggie 101 that had me waxing nostalgic for a banh mi sandiwch from the Eat Phamish truck. Turns out I wasn't able to get one from Phammish, but Nom Nom was a close substitute.
Of the four or five trucks present on the lot that day, Nom Nom had the longest line. Fortunately, they moved through the orders quickly, serving up sandwiches and tacos with smiles.
I ordered the 12" pork banh mi ($5) and Annalise ordered a combo ($8) that included a 6" banh mi, two tacos, and a soda.
The pork was tasty and sated my craving for that unique combination of grilled meat, fresh veggies, and crispy bread. But I'll admit, I like Eat Phamish's bread better. Its more buttery or crispy or something. Nom Nom's bread was classic French but Eat Phamish is putting crack or something in their bread, making me crave it more.
I think I'm going to have to go head-to-head with both sammies to see who's the winner Iron-Chef style, judging on presentation, taste, and orginality.
Thanks, Nom Nom, for coming to our neck of the woods!