“You don’t just throw a bunch of peppers in there and fish sauce and say, ‘OK, it’s Thai.’ No, you need kaffir lime and lemongrass, ginger, Thai basil and all these other little things. Each dish has its own nuance. I love it; it’s fun.”
Bun Intended has been busy serving up Thai street food all across Asheville, taking advantage of the nice weather that's been not-so-typical of a western North Carolina winter. They have been spotted at some favorite local breweries and you can follow them onFacebook to keep up with their locations and events. Who knows, maybe you'll see the cheerful red truck driving across town sporting it's punny name across the side. But it is true that their food is NO JOKE! And you shouldn't pass up an opportunity to try a steamed bun.
The food truck was recently featured in a Mountain Xpress article, and Shorty, one of the chef's, shares her story of growing up in Louisiana, learning from her Thai mother who owned a restaurant. Now, Shorty is aiming to offer humanely-farmed local pork, which is important to chefs but also the locals of Asheville, with the thriving local food scene. The carefully prepared food is made from scratch, meaning you can taste all the Thai ingredients that are important to balancing the flavor profile that people have come to love, from kaffir lime, to lemongrass, and more.
Three partners with a ton of culinary experience and a passion for Thai food started the Bun Intended food truck with a simple goal: serve unique, delicious Thai-inspired street food on steamed buns and bao to friends, family and fans in Asheville and WNC, while making a positive impact on the community....
Did you catch our Weekly Scoop #newsletter today? We spoke with Mariko Walker, the owner of MTN Merch, about her journey creating her locally-focused #Asheville business. Read all about this #local favorite and find what to do and where to go every day this week below!