Nashville Food Truck Friday : Deg Thai @DegThaiTruck @FoodTrucksNash
Nashville Food Truck Friday : Deg Thai
Deg Thai was at the top of my list when I first thought of doing a Food Truck Friday series. Ever since I spent time in Thailand last November & December, I’ve been dreaming of going back. At the very least, I’ve been dreaming of finding a quality Thai restaurant. It’s only fitting that the best Thai I’ve had since getting back from Thailand was from a food truck. With street food being so prominent in Thailand, it kind of makes it all that much better to eat Thai food on the street here.
Every Thursday, it’s Thai Thursday at Tobacco Road (off of Trousdale Drive) – this just happens to not be too far from us so I think it just became our weekly date night. The tobacco shop that they are set up in front of is awesome too – cigars, craft beer and TV. Combine all that with delicious Thai food and you’re set for the night.
The owner and chef has been here for about ten years, with the truck being about 3.5 years old, but was born in Bangkok and then lived in Chiang Mai for a while. Deg Thai has won many street food awards and has a pretty strong following in and around Nashville. Definitely check them out next time you see them around.
Kaleb’s Choice :
Massaman Beef : authentic Thai style (slow cooked) beef, served with jasmine rice and cucumber suace
Thai Ice Coffee
My Choice :
Classic Pad Thai : stir-fried noodles, egg, tamarind juice, red chili pepper, bean sprouts, chive, tofu
Thai Ice Tea
I had to go with traditional pad thai because I just love it so much. Plus, I feel like any good Thai place should be able to master Pad Thai as it’s the most quintessential Thai dish out there. They, of course, served it with peanuts and a lime wedge. I asked for some dried chili powder and was good to go. I actually didn’t eat all of it on purpose (although I could have!) because I wanted to have some for when I got home later that night. Absolutely amazing taste!
Kaleb’s Massaman Beef was also phenomenal. It won the “Best Hot Nashville” street food award in 2013. Kaleb loves as much heat as he can get. I’ve never seen him say something is too hot and he is constantly challenging chefs to make the hottest item they can. With that being said, he said this was the best Thai food he’s ever had spice wise. Keep in mind he hasn’t been to Thailand but I still think that’s a pretty awesome compliment! They also have this same dish but a sandwich version which I would love to try soon.
Our drinks were also great – normally I wouldn’t talk about drinks too much but I fell *in love* with thai ice tea while I was in Thailand and now I get one any chance I can. Kaleb got the coffee version which was also pretty darn tasty.
We brought food home for my family as well and got to taste the toasted sweet chili dish which had amazing flavor and spice (we had him make it extra spicy!).
The Breakdown :
Cost : $23
Ordered : Massaman Beef, Pad Thai, Thai Ice Tea, Thai Ice Coffee
Favorite Thing : Pad Thai, but really all of it!
Type of Food : THAI!
*This post was made possible through my partnership with the Nashville Food Truck Association and Deg Thai. All opinions, as always, are entirely my own.