After walking through the Arts Festival yesterday, the Bus-Riding Conservative, the Unkempt Guy and I decided to hoof it over to the nearby Dinin’ Hall for lunch. The UG had never been there, and the BRC and I decided it was high time to introduce him to the wonders of this cool Franklinton dining option.
I’m glad we stopped by, because I discovered a new and terrific Columbus food truck — Mai Chau – Eat Viet. I decided to try the Noodle Bowl, and for $8 I was treated to a heaping bowl of vermicelli noodles, pulled pork, bean sprouts, cucumber slices, pickled carrots, daikon, cilantro, crushed peanuts, and fish sauce. It was succulent — crunchy, delicately flavored, and filling, to boot — and I ate every bit of it.
I thought Mai Chau might be a bit of Vietnamese wordplay — a food truck with a name pronounced “my chow”? — but a little research shows that there is a region of north Vietnam called the Mai Chau Valley. I don’t know if the proprietor of the food truck hails from there, but I hope he sticks around Columbus and becomes a regular part of the Dinin’ Hall rotation.