The Banh Mí is a popular sandwich that combines Vietnamese and French ingredients-remember, the French colonized Vietnam-together to create an amazing array of flavors and textures. A good Banh Mí starts with a Vietnamese influenced French baguette made with Rice flour; this makes the bread crispy, yet soft.
To round it off, Banh Mís are seasoned with a buttery mayonnaise spread, which adds a wonderful creamy, sweet, and fatty flavor to the sandwich.
Banh Mís can be found in every Vietnamese enclave in the city and at some of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Midtown. Poultry, Seafood and vegetarian versions of Banh Mís are becoming popular as well. This sandwich’s versatility is amazing and never ceases to impress.
So if you are a sandwich lover or feel like taking a culinary adventure, then visit one of my featured eateries below and treat yourself to an incredible Banh Mí! Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!
1: Bành Mí Zòn: 443 East 6th Street, New York NY 646-524-6384, banhmizon.com
2: Com Tam Ninh Kieu: 2641 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10468 (718) 365-2680
3: Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich: 369 Broome Street, New York NY, 212-219-8341