As New Yorkers, we are always looking for a quick tasty bite to eat. Sandwiches are a staple and recently there has been an insurgence of the Vietnamese Sandwich known as the Bánh Mì (pronounced BUN-mee). This is usually comprised of thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, daikon, chili peppers, and different meats combined with mayonnaise and butter. The most popular types of bánh mì sandwiches are roasted pork, chicken, and Vietnamese sausage. With Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences, this sandwich appeals to the masses. Even Food Network featured chefs, Aaron Sanchez & Anne Burrell, love eating this dish as evidenced in the episode of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Between Bread”.
It is important to note that this dish is meant to highlight the meat and the freshness of the bread. Taking a bite into this sandwich you experience salty, crunchy flavors with the warmth of the meat and bread.
This is one of the items you taste on the Exotic Southeast Asian & Chinese Food Tour. And remember, a stale breaded sandwich is a sad sandwich so be sure to stay with our recommendations at New York Food Tours!