Attack of the Banh Mi’s

by Peng Li on July 31, 2009

There have been a recent explosion of Vietnamese Bánh mì sandwiches around the city. They even opened a sandwich shop by my school in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan.

I’ll be honest, my first experience with these scrumptious sandwiches was merely two years ago. My friend suggested that I should try a Vietnamese sandwich because he had a Vietnamese ex whom introduced him to it. Ironically the place we went to in Flushing, Queens ran out of sandwiches that day. The same day I picked up a Maxim magazine where they had a full page feature on Bahn Mi Saigon. Hell I’ll try anything on a Maxim full page ;-)

Keep in mind this place is CLOSED on Mondays, I had countless attempts to have banh mi sandwiches on Mondays only to forget that they’re closed. Located in the rear of the store they share a space with a Chinese jewelery shop. These pork sandwiches are so delicious and crisp, and best part is they’re only $3.75 take that five dollar foot-longs.

The best part of these sandwiches is the fresh cilantro and pork bits. Each place makes them differently (more reviews to come) but Bahn Mi Saigon have very fine bits of pork. The pickled carrots and cilantro is made just right and the fresh slivers of cucumbers give it a nice crunch. All this is neatly wrapped and cut in half then nicely brown bagged for you. This is the best banh mi I’ve had in New York. How can you not try one?

Positives: Price, taste, best banh mi in the city
Negatives: Strictly a take out place, unless you want to sit on the few benches. Sometimes the baguette can be too hard.
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery on Urbanspoon

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

rego park china man July 31, 2009 at 6:16 PM

jewelry and sandwiches!!! but seriously i got pissed off when i went there once at 5 and they ran out of sandwiches

Truong August 7, 2009 at 10:46 AM

This isn't a great place for authentic Vietnamese sandwiches. If you want the true taste and texture, go to Paris Sandwich on Mott.

and this blog October 28, 2009 at 2:07 AM

this is one of my favorite viet sandwich places!!!! i gotta go back asap! =)

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