Vietnamese food cart, NaMì, has just launched a second food cart but this time specializing in vermicelli bowls.
NaMì 2.0 can be found at the corner of Burrard and Davie Streets in the West End neighbourhood. The original NaMì is operating at the corner of West Georgia and Granville Streets and serves báhn mì sandwiches.
Grand Opening Special
As part of the grand opening, the cart is featuring a $7 vermicelli-bowl special throughout the first week of service until July 24.
NaMì 2.0 Menu
NaMì 2.0’s menu offers visitors and locals alike a taste of authentic Vietnamese home-cooking fused with modern techniques and fresh ingredients in a variety of bowls including:
- Classic Bowl: vermicelli topped with pork or vegan spring roll, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber and mixed herbs with a choice of protein and dressing
- Banana Blossom Salad Bowl: banana blossom, kale and spinach topped with cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, mung bean and mixed herbs with a choice of protein and dressing
- Garlic Beef Vermicelli Bowl: vermicelli topped with sautéed garlic beef in a garlic, lemongrass and onion sauce with shredded cabbage, cucumber, mixed herbs and spicy chili lime dressing.
The NaMì 2.0 cart also features an array of sides:
- Grilled Skewers: lemongrass chicken, beef, beef in betel leaf, prawns, tofu, eggplant or okra
- Deep-Fried Spring Rolls: pork, shrimp, carrots, taro, mung bean vermicelli, mushroom
- Salad Rolls: shrimp/lemongrass tofu, lettuce, bean sprouts, carrots, vermicelli, cucumbers, peanut dip
- Vietnamese coffee made with condensed milk or sweetened coconut milk
The cart also has a number of monthly rotating features and vegan-friendly fare.
What I Tried
I enjoyed a media tasting at Nami 2.0 and had the following:
Banana Blossom Salad Bowl was loaded with veggies, grilled prawns (your choice of protein) and an absolutely delicious deep-fried spring rolls (with carrots, taro, mung bean vermicelli, mushrooms).
The grilled skewers (chicken, beef and prawns) had wonderful smoky, charred flavours.
To wash it all down, I had a delicious Vietnamese Coffee with coconut milk.
NaMì was founded by foodie and entrepreneur Kevin Thach, who got his first-hand knowledge of the industry at his parents’ award-winning Pho Thai Hoa 1 Vietnamese restaurant in Vancouver.
I’d definitely revisit NaMì for their freshly prepared and tasty vermicelli bowls and would recommend others to give them a try.