Bahn Mi, Vietnamese Sandwiches

08. January 2007 Chinatown, SoHo, Southeast Asian 0

A Vietnamese sandwich, or bánh mì, has minced pork, potted meat, salami, carrots, cucumbers and cilantro. They are served in a slightly toasted French baguette with a special sauce that brings all the fillings together. Skip on the mayonnaise and order an iced Vietnamese coffee while you wait. There are also the neo-bánh mìs like vermicelli glass noodles, beef fillets, chicken and even tofu. Most of the stores carry other Vietnamese snacks and your best bet would be the summer rolls or the rice cakes. Sáu Voi Corp also sells Vietnamese CDs and DVDs for some soundtrack while you eat. (I’ve updated this post since 2004 with the latest bánh mì stores.)

I’ve listed my favorites below and they all get ♥ ♥

Viet-Nam Bánh Mì So 1
369 Broome Street off Mott
Updated, 2008: Renamed Saigon

Sáu Voi Corp
101-105 Corner of Lafayette and Walker Street

Paris Bakery
113 Mott Street between Canal and Hester

Á Châu Deli
82A Mulberry between Canal and Bayard