BONJOUR, BÁNH MÌ: NAMì FOOD CART HITS DOWNTOWN
VANCOUVER STREETS STARTING APRIL 23
First 50 Customers to Welcome NaMì to New Home at Corner of West Georgia and Granville Streets Receive Free Bánh Mì, Cart Offers Special $5 Bánh Mì April 23 to 28
Visitors and locals alike can savour the authentic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine when NaMì food cart rolls into its new home at 700 Granville Street (corner of West Georgia and Granville) in the heart of downtown Vancouver beginning Tuesday, April 23.
The brainchild of foodie, entrepreneur and recent UBC graduate Kevin Thach — who grew up learning the ins and outs of the restaurant industry at his parents’ award-winning Phở Thai Hoa 1Vietnamese restaurant at 1625 Kingsway — NaMì offers a variety of grab-and-go Vietnamese fare seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To celebrate its launch, the first 50 customers to welcome NaMì to its new home during its inaugural service on April 23 will receive a free bánh mì. The cart will also be serving up a special $5 bánh mì throughout the first week of service, April 23 to 28.
“NaMì both continues the evolution of Vietnamese cuisine here in Vancouver and elevates our family restaurant brand to a contemporary and approachable level,” says Thach. “At its heart, NaMì’s flavours are the result of fusing traditional Vietnamese home-cooking with modern techniques, novel approaches and fresh, delicious ingredients.”
The NaMì bánh mì menu features a variety of fresh baguette sandwiches (in half- and full-size) including breakfast (scrambled eggs, crisp cured pork belly, paté, lemongrass and chili aioli, soy sauce, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, chopped chives), ‘Xiu Mai’ meatball (Vietnamese style meatballs, tomato and chili sauce, chopped cilantro), and grilled lemongrass chicken (sous vide and grilled lemongrass chicken, lemongrass and chili aioli, soy sauce, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, spring onions), with add-ons such as fried egg, extra meat, paté, and carrots, daikon or cucumber also available.
To complement their sandwiches, NaMì also offers a variety of sides such as deep-fried spring rolls (pork, shrimp, carrots, taro, mung bean vermicelli, mushroom) and salad rolls(shrimp/lemongrass tofu, lettuce, bean sprouts, carrots, vermicelli, cucumbers, peanut dip), as well as iced Vietnamese coffee made with condensed milk or sweetened condensed coconut milk. Monthly rotating features and vegan-friendly fare such as a lemongrass tofu bánh mì and papaya salad will also be available.
ABOUT NAMÌ | The brainchild of foodie, entrepreneur and recent UBC graduate Kevin Thach — who learned the ins and outs of the of the restaurant industry at his parents’ award-winning Pho Thai Hoa Vietnamese restaurant at 1625 Kingsway — NaMì is a new food-cart concept that brings the authentic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine to the heart of downtown Vancouver. Occupying a high-traffic spot at 700 Granville Street (corner of West Georgia and Granville), NaMì serves up a variety of fresh, grab-and-go bánh mì baguette sandwiches in traditional and contemporary varieties such as breakfast, vegan, meatball, grilled lemongrass chicken and satay beef alongside rotating monthly features, sides like papaya salad, spring rolls and salad rolls, and beverages including hot and cold Vietnamese coffee made with condensed milk or sweetened condensed coconut milk.
Corner of West Georgia and Granville Streets, Vancouver BC | 778-861-1495 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily | namivietnamese.com
Media release and images provided by Michelle Lan, SMC Communications Inc.