Top Chef winner opening Mamaling's Asian Street Food in ... Palm Coast?

If you're a fan of Bravo's Top Chef, you'll no doubt recall Season 3 contestant (and eventual winner) Hung Huynh and his "out of the box" creations.

Since that 2007 win, Huynh has been a 
click to enlarge Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh
Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh
bit of a journeyman chef, kicking around various Manhattan kitchens before teaming up with the EMM Group in 2011 to open Catch and now-closed The General.

After a less than cordial departure from EMM in 2015, Huynh took time to travel, appeared on Chopped All-Stars, and staged a series of pop-ups around New York City.

But on May 21, the Vietnamese-born chef who was raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will open his Asian street food concept Mamaling's – in a Palm Coast strip mall, of all places.

Judging from Mamaling's Instagram feed, noodles will be offered (duh!) as will these wicked-looking watermelon radish tacos with hamachi tartare.

click to enlarge Watermelon radish tacos, hamachi tartare, yuzu koshu, cilantro
Watermelon radish tacos, hamachi tartare, yuzu koshu, cilantro
According to Google Maps, it'll take a little over an hour to get to the Palm Coast eatery from Orlando.

Now say it with me: Road trip!

Mamaling's Asian Street Food
1280 Palm Coast Parkway SW
Palm Coast, Florida, FL 32137
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