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: (288 reviews)
Website: http://t.co/ugPvfYCicU
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About Mandoline Grill (from http://t.co/ugPvfYCicU)

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.

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Doors are up for lunch in the #ArtsDistrict at @sciarc! 350 Merrick St til 2pm!

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Reviews

Overall Rating:
Based on 288 reviews
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Latest Reviews

STEPH JUDGEMENT: Excellent food. The coffee wasn't quite there, but the food more than made up for it. I think this was my favorite food I had at the FYF... read more
Posted by Steph H. on Yelp.com

The vegan options are amazing. LWith the addition of lemongrass tofu and veganaise to any menu option you can have: Bun, Banh mi, tacos, Saigon fries and... read more
Posted by Tammy C. on Yelp.com

Their Vegan Banh Mi is delicious. read more
Posted by Ker K. on Yelp.com

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