Friday, November 6, 2015
HCMC Foodie Trip: The One with Banh Mi
But rather than lamenting on the food that I didn't have time for, I would rather look back at the delicious stuff I was able to try during my short stay, and on top of my list would probably be Banh Mi.
I came to the realization of the complexity and variety a seemingly simple and humble banh mi could be after trying a couple of the shops and stalls. A legacy from the country's colonial past, this fusion-style sandwich combining French (baguette and pate) and Vietnamese (herbs and spices, grilled and cured meat) ingredients has been adopted and embraced as the stable of true Vietnamese cuisine, loved by locals and enjoyed by people around the world.
Banh Mi Huynh Hoa: 26 Le Thi Rieng, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Banh Mi 37: Hem 39 near 37 Nguyen Trai, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam