Fresh Off the Truck, owned and operated by college sweethearts Paul Mai and Tova Ng, was opened in 2011, to create Asian street food they both loved with influences of Austin, Texas and Hawaii, the places they fell in love with (Ni-Haowdy!). Signature items include rice boxes, Banh-Mi inspired sandwiches, crafted teas, Musubi Handroll, and a revolving seasonal Sunday brunch menu that includes Pho in the cooler seasons (and hopefully late-night on the streets of downtown Austin very soon again). Fresh Off the Truck was also seen in Season 3’s Food Network’s Cooking Channel television show, “Eat St.” and most recently the newest Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook Austin 2nd edition. They are currently located at the Mueller Trailer Eats Eatery at the Old Airport on the Eastside and are available for catering. Check their Facebook and website for updated weekly schedules.
Featured Items at Trailer Food Tuesdays:
- Korokke, a Japanese fried potato croquette (bacon, optional)
- Classic Pork and Crab Phoenix Eggrolls
- Mini Bruce Lee Rice Box: Hong-Kong Style BBQ (fried egg optional +1)
FOT in Culture Map :: Trailer Food under 500 Calories by Tiffany Harelik
Fresh off the Truck: Say “Ni-Haowdy” with some Vietnamese Cabbage Slaw. It comes in 3 variations : Regular slaw, Poached Chicken or Shrimp. The shredded cabbage chiffonade also has mint, fried shallots and peanuts (swap out calorie-busting croutons for peanuts to give it a healthy crunch) & Vietnamese dressing. You’ll also want to try their Taro chips are healthier and more nutritional than you're ordinary potato chip (UT campus)..
Gypsy Picnic - Austin's best trailer food nomads unite
Some of the more notable dishes at this year’s festival include frozen bananas from Bananarchy, fried Brussels sprouts salad from East Side Kings, Phoenix eggrolls from Fresh off the Truck, and crawfish cornbread from JuJu’s Caboose. With more than 40 food carts to choose from, there’s something for everyone, no matter your dietary preferences or restrictions..