I look forward to Sunday Fundays!  What makes them even better is when it’s a beautiful day outside, great weather, not too hot, not too chilly and food, friends, family and drinks are in the equation.  Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is the place to be when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping.  It was my first time going and I had heard nothing but good things about it: nice dog park, huge grass fields, FOOD TRUCKS, walking trails, kiddie playgrounds, just a great, positive environment to really spend all day having a plain ol’ good time…

Of course, I went on an empty stomach, anticipating the casual, culinary choices.  The food trucks were lined up on the side of the street, open for business, some of them their lines 20-30 people long.  One of them stuck out to me.  The Nammi Food Truck.  I remembered bookmarking it on Yelp* and looking at the pictures as well.  All the food looked so fresh and full of flavor!  The line wasn’t too long either, so that was a plus as well.

Walking up, you see a variety of Asian chips, snacks and drinks to grab & go, but I wasn’t worried about all that…I wanted the REAL DEAL, the GOOD STUFF!  To the left of me, I see the menu.  Pretty simple and straight forward, not a huge list of confusing options, having you say to yourself, “What is that?!”  So, first you choose your meat.  I chose the Lemongrass Chicken. Then you choose your meal.  I went with the Bánh Mì, which is a Vietnamese sandwich on a 12″ baguette served with garlic mayo, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrots, jalapeños and cilantro as well as the meat that you chose.  I knew I would need something to wash all of this yummy goodness down and the Fresh Basil Mint Lemonade seemed perfect for just that.

The sandwich was huge! Piled high and made fresh to order.  The baguette was crispy on the outside, chewy yet soft in the middle, the mayonnaise spread really helped with that. Now, if anyone knows me, they KNOW I’m not a huge fan of cilantro at all.  It’s just too pungent and overpowering for me and the sandwich was finished off with it. To my surprise, it satisfied my taste buds combined with the sweet pickled carrots and radishes. I really liked it!

One of my favorite things about the Bánh Mì is the crunch of all of the veggies….the fresh cucumbers, the pickled veggies, even the fresh jalapeño which added just the right amount of kick. Even with all of the veggies and the mayo spread, the lemongrass chicken, which was seasoned perfectly, very juicy, I could taste it in every bite.  The taste was ever overpowered.  All ingredients meshed.  Like a perfect love story.  THEN, to wash it down with the fresh, bright, sweet & sour taste of the lemonade, not too sweet. Everything was DELICIOUS!

Now, I do plan on trying every last one of the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park.  I think my next one will be Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe.  Their specialty: GRILLED CHEESE.  I’m getting off track just thinking about my next foodie adventure SMH.  Wanna try Nammi?  You surely can.  They have a schedule of when and where they’ll be Monday-Sunday, BUT I suggest you do like I did and try it in a great, chill, relaxed, “Happy Sunday Funday” atmosphere like at Klyde Warren Park.  Sit in the sun, on a blanket, wind blowing and feed your face.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

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