Saigon Street Food Trailer
This trailer is on Airport. A little west of kome and east of burger tex (on the burgertex side of the road).
A good reminder of what street food was originally meant to be: inexpensive, relatively simple and quick. I had three eggrolls, a pork banh mi and shrimp skewer for under $10.
The eggrolls were crispy. not really bright in flavor, but for the price they worked just fine. Banh mi bread was great- nice toasty outside and soft in the middle. the sandwich had a generous portion of grilled pork (kinda bland) and plenty of the usual veggies. Personally I like a little more pickle on my cukes and carrots. Happened to get a super spicy jalapeno slice that gave me a jolt- which I'm good with. skewered grilled shrimp was a little salty, but i shoved them into the sandwich and enjoyed them that way...plus, they were only a $1.50.
service was friendly and quick. pho on wknds only. I will try the spiced pork offerings next time and hopefully catch some soup.
Its gotta be hard to compete in the banh mi world when your trailer is only a few minutes from the best in austin but this place is a respectable entry. I bet if they were somewhere south of the river those folks would rave and we'd be reading about it in a glossy austin magazine about how they are changing the face of food forever or something...but we know better.
Ah... haven't been to Tanh Ni before, but I have been to Baguette House. I think the sandwiches at BH and Tam are pretty neck and neck, but BH feels like a gross Starbucks knock-off. I'd much rather eat at Tam and joke around with the lady with the crazy eye makeup. Enough about that though. Didn't mean to hijack!