Apologize greatly for the lack of updates. Been extremely busy with work and such but found this deal that is too hard to pass. Especially since the original spot was my second review.
Head on over to Scoutmob for this deal, I’m going to try it out personally tomorrow.
Should have posted this in the summer but the lovely Banh Mi Saigon has moved right around the corner to 198 Grand St. New York NY.
Same great sandwich but at a more roomier place. The jewelery store moved as well.
This section of Baxter St is loaded with nice ethnic restaurants, Viet, Thai, Malaysian. However, keep in mind they are all Chinese owned. Service is on par with all Chinese restaurants, and I noticed a lot of tourists.
The spring rolls are very nice and crispy, especially wrapped in lettuce.
The pork chops were very tasty and tender.
The seafood rice could have been better, did not really have a Vietnamese twist too it. I felt it was far too ‘Chinese’.
Vietnamese vegetable dish was very good, the sauce was a little spicy but not overboard.
For the price point, I can definitely see it’s appeal. I usually just order the noodle soup at these types of restaurants. However, since I’m writing a blog I figured to try some other dishes.
Pros: price, spring rolls, pork chop
Cons: certain dishes did not have much appeal
Retry Index: 4/10 too many other Viet restaurants around, this did not particularly stand out
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.