The Great Food Truck Race features seven gourmet food trucks competing for a $50,000 grand prize. The competition originates in San Diego and moves across the country, culminating on the hungry streets of New York City. The mission of this culinary road trip is to convince Americans to step outside their culinary comfort zones and try something new — from a truck. From out-of-the-box sandwiches, burgers, and crepes to unique takes on Vietnamese, French, and Cajun cuisines, the trucks compete in weekly challenges to see who can sell the most food and race to the next episode while the losing team drives home.
To even the playing field, the teams begin with empty trucks and an equal amount of seed money. They have three days to prepare, promote and sell their food by any means necessary. After a weekend of triumphs, teamwork, and tests of character, the totals are tallied and the trucks find out who continues the great race and who goes home. New twists and turns arise as the race continues through Santa Fe, N.M.; Ft. Worth, Texas; New Orleans; Jonesborough, Tenn., and concludes as the final two trucks race to the finish line with through the hungry streets of New York City’s five boroughs.
Among the food trucks competing is the Nom Nom Truck from Los Angeles.
Nom Nom Truck brings fusion and traditional Vietnamese sandwiches and tacos to the masses, using fun recipes and fresh ingredients. This all-female-owned mobile food truck serves Vietnamese-inspired dishes and sandwiches to the greater Los Angeles area. After meeting at UCLA, Misa Chien and Jennifer Green jumped at the idea to take Vietnamese cuisine mainstream, and David Kien, impressed by the truck’s concept, quickly joined as manager. Smart, savvy and dedicated, they know they will be tough to beat. The name “Nom Nom” comes from the sound emitted when a dish is “oh so tasty” and all anyone can say as they eat their food is “nom nom nom.” The Nom Nom team’s goal is to serve Vietnamese fare to the masses — and with The Great Food Truck Race they get their chance.
Let’s see if the Nom Nom Truck can win the competition like Aarti Sequeira won The Next Food Network Star Season 6. Tune in to the Food Network on Sundays at 9pm/8c and Wednesdays at 8pm/7c.
The Great Food Truck Race with Nom Nom Truck