Nashville Food Truck Friday : Deg Thai @DegThaiTruck @FoodTrucksNash

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Nashville Food Truck Friday : Deg Thai 

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Nashville Food Truck Friday

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!

Make sure to check out Deg Thai on their website, Facebook, and Twitter to find their schedule and locations.

*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.


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  1. Bob R

    April 18, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    So I’m VERY curious: what exactly makes an iced coffee “Thai”?

    The massaman beef sounds like a winner, by the way.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      April 18, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      Bob, all I know is that they were everywhere in Thailand and I fell in love with them there – I know it’s tea, lots of sugar and condensed milk. I need to find an actual recipe. It’s so tasty.

  2. Ruth

    April 18, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Here in Los Angeles I have never seen a Thai food truck (and my husband worked in the industry more than a year). Sounds weird but there should be one (and it should roam near my lunch location). Anyway, the selections at the Thai truck you are presenting here look so wonderful. I see why you like it so much!

  3. Mama Herself

    April 19, 2015 at 2:39 AM

    I am fairly undiscriminating about Thai food, which is almost as ubiquitous in the UK as Chinese or Indian (I’m pretty undiscriminating about those too), but it’s always a delight when something is both good value and good, and those pictures look tasty!

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  5. SJ

    April 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Ohhh how I miss Asian food, of any kind. But, this Thai food looks extra yummy.

  6. Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

    April 20, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Yummers. Delicious and not too expensive is a good combination. Since last week was Thai New Year, I was really craving Thai food. This looks like a good place to satisfy the urge. In Austin, I ended up at a Asian fusion truck called The Peached Tortilla and had a Pad Thai taco (no noodles, just all the other stuff).

  7. Jess

    April 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes in the world. I’ve never found a really good Thai food truck, though. I’m starting to be jealous of Nashville!

  8. Adelina

    April 23, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Yummmmm! I love pad thai too but I try not to always order it so I can try some other things, but every so often I get a craving for it.

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