Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bánh mì Vietnamese Sandwich

Friday my friend Wendy took me to a local restaurant for a Bánh Vietnamese sandwich. The filling of grilled beef and cured pork cold cuts, pickled daikon and carrots, fresh cilantro sprigs and cucumber slices--and jalapeño, splash of soy sauce, and spread of pate on a french baguette with a light, crackly crust just makes my mouth water at the thought of biting in to another sandwich.

There's a website (http://battleofthebanhmi.com/) filled with resources from information about the sandwich to making your own. However, the "Locate Your Favorite Bánh Shop" directory lacks a listing for Nevada so I'm starting my own of the ones I've visited here in Vegas. All are reasonably priced from $3 to $5 per sandwich.)

Pho Thanh Huong
1131 E Tropicana Ave # D
Las Vegas, NV 89119-6630
(702) 739-8703
(conveniently close to my place of work; just a tad skimpy on the meat filing but I've asked for extra for an additional cost)

Hue Thai Restaurant
5115 West Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 221-4841
(see menu for large selection of sandwiches and boba tea dessert drinks)

Nhú Lan Restaurant
4300 Spring Mountain Rd # 101 (across the street from Pho Kim Long)
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 253-9699
(cheap and best I've had so far. The bread is light and crusty and the there's just enough filling.)

There are many more places to get Bánh sandwiches than what I have listed so I will keep updating this page when I try a new shop.
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1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll have to try some