A taste of Southeast Asia hits 30A at Seaside (Photos)

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 05:19 PM.

A new food truck is spicing up Seaside ’s town center. Sóng, which means “wave” in Vietnamese, recently opened to serve-up southeast Asian street food created with local, fresh ingredients. And although it joined a long line of trucks, owners Tommy and Patty Stein know their flavors will set them apart.

“Sweet, sour, spicy, tangy — all in one bite,” said Tommy. “Our flavors are like a slap in the face. It wakes you up. And our food is refreshing and light, won’t bog you down. I think that’s important, especially on these hot summer days.”

Sóng opened July 1 with a five-item menu: a mango and papaya salad, summer spring roll, seared tuna with rice noodles, Korean taco, and a Vietnamese sandwich.

“It’s southeast Asian street food with a Florida twist,” Tommy said. “Our menu is fun and fresh, and everything is made in-house. We want it to be a fun dining experience, but we like to keep it simple — simple good food. We’ll continue to offer five items, but those items will change — bringing in new, fresh flavors of what’s in-season.”

Tommy got his start in kitchens on 30A at the young age of 14. So it’s only fitting that, after exploring the culinary world of California and Australia , he landed back at his old stomping ground. But he’s bringing those new influences with him.

“There’s not a lot of diversity in the food here,” Tommy said. “I’ve traveled around a lot and fell in love with southeast Asian street food flavors and really wanted to bring that here to Seaside .”

And so far, so good.



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