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Five Things to Know About Blue Basil
Triet Huynh does what many seasoned chefs do: he feeds people. But he doesn’t do so from a kitchen or hot air balloon like most other chefs; rather, Triet doles his eats out from his food truck, Blue Basil. The truck’s menu features Asian fusion cuisine and plenty of Vietnamese specialties, including some with Triet’s special twists. Here are a few things to know about Blue Basil:
Don’t be fooled by the name—the truck is actually yellow.
It parks on the corner of 7th and Trinity. You’ll find Blue Basil at this downtown spot from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays–Saturdays. The best way to keep up with its location, though, is by following it on Twitter #BlueBasilAustin.
Triet has an art degree from the University of Texas. That degree comes in handy, too, since Triet’s dishes often come out looking like pieces of art.
Don’t miss the spicy phở. Made from a homemade spicy broth, this popular Vietnamese soup comes loaded with veggies, beef, and pork slices
There are vegetarian dishes, too. The tofu over rice, for instance, features Thai chili vinaigrette, Asian slaw, and a fried egg.