Mandoline Grill Food Truck

Mandoline Grill Food Truck
Description: Traditional and vegan-friendly Gourmet Vietnamese food truck serving the streets of Los Angeles!
Menu: Mandoline Grill menu
Category: Asian (Vietnamese) Vegan
Yelp Rating: (285 reviews)

About Mandoline Grill (from

Owner Mong Skillman grew up eating traditional b'anh m`i sandwiches and bowls of b'un tht nng, both as a daughter and regular customer at her mother's Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu's Chinatown. Believing that her mother's cuisine was far too flavorful to be kept an island secret, she left her day job in LA in 2007, and returned to Hawaii to study in her mother's kitchen, determined to bring her family's light, bright and savory dishes to the masses.

With no written recipes, Mong shadowed her mother, learning to taste by palate and taking vigorous notes that she brought back to LA to tweak, refine and make her own. A couple years later, she had come up with a menu that incorporated her mother's culinary essence, while using less oil, little fat and absolutely no MSG.

Then she gave herself the ultimate challenge: making tasty options that were 100% vegan...even the "fish" sauce.

In the fall of 2009, Mandoline Grill launched at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. For these first few months, Mong supplied her own fryers, toaster oven, and coolers, basically throwing a backyard cookout at the beloved Eastside bar. As support grew, Mong started riding shotgun and working shifts on the Dosa Truck, just to get a hang of the food truck life before hitting the streets in her own truck this past February 2010.

Now Mong has the privilege of introducing her mother's inspirational flavors to LA (and beyond!) as she drives the Mandoline Grill truck from Orange County to Echo Park to Santa Monica, offering fresh, crisp vegan and carnivore-friendly b'anh m`i sandwiches, and of course, her mother's famous b'un tht nng noodle bowls.

Recent Tweets from Mandoline Grill LA

Doors are up at #EagleRockElementarySchool! 2057 Fair Park til 8pm!

Who remembers these sweet tasty morsels from 7 years ago? We (hand) rolled up a batch of our…

Saturday! We are stoked to be back at @EatDrinkVegan at #TheRoseBowl! You can still get your tickets here!

Tonight! Catch us for dinner at #EagleRockElementarySchool! 2057 Fair Park, 5-8pm!

Doors are up for lunch in #Burbank! 2900 W Alameda Ave til 2pm!

Lunch today in #Burbank! 2900 W Alameda Ave, 11:30am-2pm! Dinner at #EagleRockElementarySchool! 2057 Fair Park, 5-8pm!

Tonight! Come find us at the #WritersGuildTheater! 135 S Doheny Dr, 9-11pm!

Doors are up for lunch in #Burbank! We are parked in the driveway at 3300 Warner Blvd til 2pm!

Tonight! @EATatFigandYork w/ @burnttoacrisptx @CanvasFoodsLA! #GoodShepherdSchool 6338 N Figueroa St #HighlandPark 5-8:30pm!

It's #TacoTuesday! Come find us and get explosions of flavor in your mouth! ???? ????: @eyerecap/…

Tuesday! Lunch in #Burbank! 2300 W Empire Ave, 11:30am-2pm! Dinner@EATatFigandYork in #HighlandPark! 6338 N Figueroa St, 5-8:30pm!

Tonight! OnTheLotLA in #LosFeliz w/ @ChickenRiceCo! @omgcparish 2060 N Vermont Ave, 5-8:30pm!

What are you having for lunch today? We got you covered! ???????? Come meet us in #DTLA at 915…

RT @BookThatTruck: 2DAY #CHILLATDAGRILL #EATGOOD #BANHMI @MandolineGrill 915 Wilshire at #Figueora 90017 rear of building OPEN 1130-230 #D…

Lunch today in #DowntownLA! 915 Wilshire Blvd, 11:30am-2:30pm! Dinner @OnTheLotLA in #LosFeliz! 2060 N Vermont Ave, 5-8:30pm!

Tonight! We'll be at #SantaMonicaHighSchool for @EatSeeHear's showing of #GrandBudapestHotel! #MemorialGreekAmphitheatre 601 Pico Blvd 5-9p!

Lunch today in #CulverCity! 5880 W Jefferson Blvd, 11:30am-2pm! Dinner in #SantaMonica at #NewRoadsSchool! 3131 Olympic Blvd, 3-7pm!

RT @gotfoodtrucks: Get Lunch 2Day in #DTLA @CityNational 11-2p w/ @MandolineGrill @tender_grill 555 S.Flower St. A % of sales will go to @H…

Lunch today in #DowntownLA at @CityNational Bank! 555 S Flower St, 11am-2pm! Dinner in #LongBeach at #KremeDeLaKreme! 3423 E Broadway, 5-9p!

Thursday! Lunch in #DowntownLA at @CityNational! 555 S Flower St, 11am-2pm! Dinner in #LongBeach at #KremeDeLaKreme! 3423 E Broadway, 5-9pm!


Overall Rating:
Based on 285 reviews

Latest Reviews

I love this truck! Always get the tofu banh mi, tacos are good too. Thanks for being the few food trucks that I look forward to. read more
Posted by G. S. on

If I can't be in the SGV for Vietnamese food, I can respect Mandoline Grill. The banh mi didn't have pate or burre (which in a chicken banh mi, they don't... read more
Posted by Leslie H. on

One of the premier food trucks in LA and a treat to eat at when they are in our part of town. This food truck has it all when it comes to Vietnamese food,... read more
Posted by Mike H. on

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