Do you try the BEST sandwich in the world- Vietnamese sandwich? If you’ve never eaten one, YOU’RE MISSING OUT!
David Farley, a food and travel writer who is very well-known in the field, has recently published an article in BBC with the subject “ Is the Banh mi the world’s best sandwich”. In the article, Farlye described his trip to Vietnam and how eating 15 Banh Mi in different provinces helped him confidently to state that Banh Mi is the best sandwich in the world. In Vietnam, it is known as Banh Mi, even this word actually just means bread. But in the Western world, this refers to a full Vietnamese baguette sandwich. So why Vietnamese sandwich is the best sandwich in the world?
WHY VIETNAMESE SANDWICH IS THE BEST SANDWICH IN THE WORLD?
First, Banh mi Vietnam is very popular throughout the world. According to Fred Wilson, a travel expert, “Banh mi has become a Phenomenon across the globe over the last few year.” In London, there are 26 shops selling their own version of Vietnamese sandwich. In the States, you can always find your satisfying Vietnamese sandwich in many Asia neighborhoods. In Vietnam, If you walk down to any street, you can see dozens of carts or small restaurants with signs selling Banh Mi. In fact, it is never hard to buy one. People love Banh mi because they can eat it any times day or night including breakfast, lunch, snack afternoon, dinner, late dinner without being bored. There are many flavors to change.
Second, its tastes definitely blows your mind. You can not find the traditional ingredients of a typical sandwich, such as pepperroni , salami, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions or green peppers in Banh Mi. When you take the first bite, you can feel the crunch of the bread. Then all the sensations on your tongue will be touched by mayo, pate or grilled pork depending on the sandwich you order. Finally to finish, the taste of fresh herbs such as cilantro, mint, pickles and chilis leaves nothing than a desire for the next bites. Layered with meat, pate, pork floss and veggies (cilantro, carrot, cucumber, etc.) creates a balance of flavor. If you are lucky to have a heavy Banh Mi that is packed with too much meat and a lot of pickle daikon, mayo, you definitely find yourself lick the meaty, fiercy juices from your hand because you do not want to waste it! It is just SO good!
In 1887, The French colonists brought their love for baguette and passed it down to the Vietnamese. A typical French Baquette has simply butter and pate inside and its crumb was dense, not crunchy at all. The Vietnamese, with their creativity, has made their own sandwich by making a crisp thin crust outside and adding pork floss, grilled meat, and veggies inside as it is now.
WHERE TO GET BANH MI VIETNAM!
With all that being said, are you ready to try. Below is the list of recommended restaurants where you can find the BEST SANDWICH in the world. Remember that Banh mi Vietnam has very different taste depending on where you are.
|The North- Ha Noi||1. Banh Mi 25|
Address: 25 Hang Ca Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Việt
2. Café Goethe
Address: 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street; Hà Nội, Việt Nam
3. Banh Mi Van
Address: 306 Ba trieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
|The Middle- Hội An, Huế|
1. Bánh Mì Phượng
Address: 2B Phan Châu Trinh, Hội An, Việt Nam
2. Bánh Mì Madam Khanh
Address: 115 Tran Cao Van Street, Hoi An 065, Vietnam
|The South – Hô Chí Minh city|
1. Banh Mi Huynh Hoa
Address: 26 Lê Thị Riêng, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open Hours: About 3:30 pm – midnight daily
Price: 30,000VND ($1,40), more expensive than others, but worth it, for the amount of meat.
2. Banh Mi Hong Hoa
Address: 62 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Open Hours: In the morning, start from 7 am.
Price: 17,000 VND ( $ 0.80). Very good option if you’d love veggies such as cucummer, carot, pickle.
3. Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai
Address: 37 Nguyen Trai, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (though the address is 37, it’s right at Hem 39)
Open Hours: From around 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm each day
Price: 16,000 VND ($0.75)