Ted Mai hales from a small town in central Vietnam called Quang Nam. When it comes to international eats, we all too often look at a country’s cuisine as homogeneous. Ted is here to smash that notion by providing residents of Portland, OR with food tied to a very specific geographical region of his country. Foodies looking to immerse themselves in the City of Roses’s cultural diversity should not pass up this trailer.
The specialty here is Mi Quang, a Vietnamese noodle dish typically served in central Vietnam. How’s it made? Start with a bed of aromatic herbs like basil and cilantro, stack on some wheat noodles, pile on the meat, and pour on a touch of turmeric-infused broth. This dish is absolutely packed with the bold flavors typical of Vietnamese cuisine, as is everything else on the menu. From shrimp served with garlic noodles to a Vietnamese take on the crepe, nothing here will disappoint. Mouth-watering? Absolutely. Either stop by Mai Asian Street Food for a meal or book ‘em for your next event. Either way, it’ll be a choice you won’t regret.
Shrimp Mi Quang - As it’s the specialty, you pretty much have to. And you’ll love this rich mix of noodles, veggies, and broth served up with succulent shrimp.