Posts tagged Jennifer Biggs
New Eats: Soi No. 9

In September, Tim Vimonnimit and his wife, Mai Mittrakul, won $10,000 on Food Network’s “Big Food Truck Tip” when Andrew Zimmern picked their basil chicken and khao soi as his favorites when the show filmed in town.

Soi No. 9, the food truck, is still operating, but last month the couple opened a permanent location in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and it’s open to the public. (The recently remodeled food court is also home to Southern Hands and Coletta’s; Power Life Smoothies and Eats will reopen soon elsewhere on campus.)

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Food Network’s 'Big Food Truck Tip' winner takes home $10,000

The Memphis episode of Food Network’s “Big Food Truck Tip” aired Wednesday night and viewers found out which of the three featured food trucks received a $10,000 surprise in the tip jar. 

It was Soi No. 9, a popular truck owned by Tim and Mae Vimmonimit, who serve Thai food. Basil chicken and khao soi, a chicken curry served over crisp noodles, beat out the Southern fried chicken taco at El Mero Taco and the Soft Shell Crab BLT at Stanley's Sweet Treat Sweets.

But it wasn't an easy decision, as host Andrew Zimmern said more than once during the show.

"This is the hardest decision I've had to make on this show," he said. "I think it really speaks to the quality of the food truck food in Memphis."

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