Yes, get in line! There's always a line when we were there on two occasions but fortunately the line moves quick. We had stood in line the first time we got there only to find out that it's for take-away orders.
Well, if we spoke their language, we could have surely customize our sandwich with whatever we want or point at some of the ingredients on display along as one is lining up.
For those eating in, we can head right into the restaurant and order from the menu. The menu had English description of the different type of sandwich filling that you can choose. We opted for Banh Mi Thap Cam which is a mix of EVERYTHING with a fried egg!
What is everthing ? We don't exactly know, hahahaha....Pork? Pate? Beef? Chicken? Fish? All sorts of charcuterie? But one thing we do know...it's really tasty and bursting with flavours wrapped by the crispy baguette, complete with their secret sauce. All this goodness for just VND25,000 (USD1.25/RM5). Err...if I had to live on Banh Mi sandwiches for the rest of my life in Hoi An, I would.
We of course just have to have more than one, resistance was futile! TT and I ordered one more to share, this time with Roast Pork filling....it was nice but the one with EVERYTHING in it takes pole position. So, on our second visit here, we ordered the Banh Mi Thap Cam again.
The Banh Mi sandwich in Hoi An is a great reason to visit Hoi An itself. Yes, it's that good! I had tried sandwiches in Hanoi but it didn't leave any lasting impressions (well, except that it was also at more than half the price for the ones we pay in Malaysia) and the ones in San Francisco's Little Paris (which is good due to the pickled radish and flavourful BBQ meat and that is at about USD4 each the last time I had it). Ahhh....Banh Mi, Banh Mi...Hoi An, Hoi An....I will be back again, my love! Wait for me! Hahaha....
Banh Mi Phuong
2B Pham Chau Trinh Street
Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
To Be Continued .....