My Banh Mi
Need a Vietnamese sandwich fix?
It’s hard to miss this modest shop on the top floor of Myanmar Plaza with the wafting smells of freshly toasted baguettes as they get hit with a spread of heady pate. A tiny but mighty establishment that is regularly churning out toasted Vietnamese-style baguette sandwiches packed with fresh ingredients and flavor.
It’s herbaceous and savory, it’s tangy and toasty — it’s everything you ever want in a sandwich. It’s the perfect marriage between Vietnamese and French cuisine, an unlikely mash-up made possible after the French introduced pate and baguettes to Vietnam during the country’s colonial days.
The baguettes are toasted just right, balancing the vegetables and the spicy green chili with the strong flavors of the pate and meat. Without compromising the structural integrity of the bread, the hoisin sauce and mayo helps bring the sandwich together with a sweetness that ties the whole thing together.