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About Us 2016-11-10T15:44:34+00:00

EAT DIFFERENTLY

APPROACHABLE JAPANESE STREET FOOD

Mami’s mission is simple, cook our butts off, support local farmers, foragers, and fisherman, as well as make food accessible to everyone! Food is our passion and we aim to make it show, for anyone, local or tourist. We also love that we are surrounded by such talented people, amazing products, and so many wonderful businesses. We are so happy Portland is our home, and are confident is has helped shape us into who we are as business operators. We would not be here without our friends, family, and community supporting us along the way, and are continuously humbled.

FINEST INGREDIENTS

Locally sourced food from around the state of Maine

Mami opened in May of 2015 and is the food-truck- baby of couple Austin Miller and Hana Tamaki. Austin and Hana met while both working at a restaurant in downtown Portland. Hana, who is daughter of Portland’s first sushi chef, immediately turned Austin on to Japanese cooking. The first time Hana cooked Austin okonomiyaki, a savory cabbage pancake filled with grilled veggies and bacon, the passion to learn how to cook Japanese food ignited. Previously a French and Italian inspired chef, Austin became obsessed with Japanese food. Both had extensive experience in the kitchen: Austin cooking his way around the country and Hana learning to cook traditional Japanese fare from an early age of 5.

PASSION FOR COOKING

However, neither had owned their own business or even eaten at a food truck. They felt good about starting a food truck business rather than a restaurant because of the low risk, small overhead, and affordable loan. The dream of Mami was born and shortly after, the future Mami food truck was purchased from Alabama. Six weeks after, the truck was driven back to Maine, fixed up, and vinyl wrapped with their eye-catching white and black design.