100 Favorite Dishes, No. 46: Pork Banh Mi At Nammi

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To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

You could drive all the way out to Richardson and buy an authentic banh mi, but it will cost you three or four bucks for the sandwich and twice that for gas. Why not let Nammi do the driving for you instead? For $7 they throw together a massive handcrafted number that should be considered one of Dallas' greatest sandwiches. All you have to do is find out where in Dallas they've parked when your craving strikes.

The pork version packs the most flavor. The meat is marinated and then cooked each morning before the Nammi folks heap it into each baguette to order. Pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and a few jalapeno slices, along with a healthy slather of mayonnaise complete what is a really well balanced sandwich.

But here's the rub.

So many customers shunned the pate that typically accompanies a banh mi that Nammi no longer includes it as a standard ingredient. If you want the full experience you have to specifically request the pate, and you should. Like most of the ingredients on this truck the spreadable meat is hand-made, too.

Hungry for more? Check back every morning for another dish, and download our Best Of App for Android and iPhone for more picks on the go.

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No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth
No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe
No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern
No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China
No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch
No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff
No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso
No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull
No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa
No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear
No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's
No. 83: The Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Smoke
No. 82: The Oxtail Ragout at Central 214
No. 81: The Italian Beef At Jimmy's
No. 80: Pulled Whole Hog BBQ Eggs Benedict at Smoke
No. 79: Veal Cheeks At Bijoux
No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka
No. 77: Pho At Lemongrass
No. 76: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 75: Pepper Bomb At Goodfriend
No. 74:Veracruz Cafe's Sopa de Atlahua
No. 73: Fish and Chips at the Londoner
No. 72: Italian Combo At Carbone's
No. 71: Breakfast Schnitzel At Crossroads Diner
No. 70: Berkshire Pork Belly Buns at Howard Wang's Uptown
No. 69: Bolognese At Princi Italia
No. 68: Cabrito a la Parrilla at El Ranchito
No. 67: Kimchee French Fries At sSahm Food Truck
No. 66: Just About Any Burger At Off Site Kitchen
No. 65: St. Pete's Chili Dog
No. 64: Mesa's Enmoladas
No. 63: Pork and Octopus at Oak
No. 62: Spicy Crispy Wings At Malai
No. 61: Spicy Fish Soup At Korea House
No. 60: Deviled Eggs At R&D Kitchen
No. 59: Falafel At Fadia Bakery
No. 58: Bistec Con Queso At El Tizoncito
No. 57: The Burger At Local
No. 56: Patty Melt At NHS
No. 55: Guisado Verde Tacos At La Nueva Fresh And Hot
No. 54: CFS At All Good Cafe
No. 53: Ramen At Tei-An
No. 52: Fried Chicken At Sissy's
No. 51: Sampler Plate With Samoon at Judi Bakery
No. 50: Dolmas At Pera Turkish Kitchen
No. 49: The Sloppy Taco At Off Site Kitchen
No. 48: The Fried Bologna Sandwich At Maple And Motor
No. 47: Sour Cream Enchiladas At Mia's

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, Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

Category: Restaurant

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I've hooked quite a number of people who had never tried banh mi sammiches thanks to the culinary minds Nammi Truck.  My recommendation: the bbq pork with all the fixins (if you don't like spicy, remove the jalepeños, but the sriracha mayo is a must, and not too overpowering).  Fair warning, it's a GIANT sandwich, and chances are, you will end of up with a pickled veggie or delicious piece of pork in your lap if you're not careful.  TIP: Their basil lemonade is the perfect refreshing accompaniment to your banh mi.


They're one of the best about posting their location on twitter, so you know exactly where they are.  Happy Eating at @nammitruck


I love me some Nammi's.  Been lucky enough to have their truck cross my path a number of times.  For those of us who live in Richardson, are you suggesting the local banh mi is as good or better than Nammi's?    

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 @todd Richardson's places are authentic, which is good or bad depending on what you're looking for. They're smaller and less Americanized. You don't ask for pate in Richardson, you get it.

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