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

With the awesome @tbiskup who designed my logo in 2009. ????

We are back at @fyffest this year! Come find us by #TheLawnStage! ???????????? @ Exposition Park

We are at @FYFFEST today and all weekend! Come find us for your #BanhMi fix!

It's Thursday! You know where to find us! We'll be at Warner Music in #Burbank til 2pm! ????…

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

Lunch today in #Burbank! 3300 Warner Blvd, 11:30am-2pm!

Thursday! Lunch in #Burbank! 3300 Warner Blvd, 11:30am-2pm!

We're here til 2pm! Hurry over! #BánhMì #MandolineGrill #FoodTruck #LAFoodTruck #StreetFood…

Doors are up for lunch in #PlayaVista! 5404 Jandy Pl til 2pm!

Lunch today in #PlayaVista! 5404 Jandy Pl, 11:30am-2pm!

Doors are up! @EATatFigandYork w/ @GCTLosAngeles @SeoulSausage! #GoodShepherdSchool 6338 N Figueroa #HighlandPark til 8:30p!

Wednesday! Lunch in #PlayaVista! 5404 Jandy Pl, 11:30am-2pm!

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

We are in #MiracleMile across the street from the @lacma for lunch today! Come get your #BánhMì…

Lunch today in #MiracleMile! 5900 Wilshire Blvd, 11am-2pm! Dinner @EATatFigandYork in #HighlandPark! 6338 N Figueroa St, 5-8:30pm!

Schedule for the week is up! Check it yo!

We are catering a private event for lunch today. Catch us for dinner @OnTheLotLA in #LosFeliz at @omgcparish! 2060 N Vermont Ave, 5-8:30pm!

Doors are up at @TheAutry for @EatSeeHear's showing of #TheSandLot! 4700 Western Heritage Way til 9pm!

We are at @TheAutry tonight for @EatSeeHear's showing of #TheSandLot! 4700 Western Heritage Way, 5-9pm!

Doors are up in #DowntownLA at @GrandPark_LA for @MusicCenterLA's dance night! 200 N Hill St til 12am!


Overall Rating:
Based on 285 reviews

Latest Reviews

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

BANH MI. YES WE CAN! In Burbank, a yummy Banh Mi is hard to come by. The biggest pro about eating here is not having to fight traffic and looking for... read more
Posted by Christopher M. on

Food is delicious but price is very steep. Luckily, Yelp Elites get 50% off but only during special events. Try the Vietnamese nachos and grilled pork banh... read more
Posted by Fawn D. on

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