The ultimate in Vietnamese street food, banh mi is the perfect fusion of classic European food enriched with vibrant Vietnamese flavours. This lunchtime essential begins with a fresh, crusty French baguette lathered with a creamy mayonnaise, French pate and zesty chili. Traditionally filled with pork, modern interpretations allow for chicken options before the roll is topped with crunchy vegetables and of course, coriander. Full on flavour, this lightweight, healthy option is a go-to for every Vietnamese local.
Bann mi is used to refer to a type of meat-filled sandwich on bánh mì bread, found in Vietnamese bakeries. Unlike the traditional French baguette, the Vietnamese baguette is made with rice flour along with wheat flour.
The most traditional filling is comprised of Vietnamese style cold-cuts, cha lua (pork roll) that usually include cured pork cold cuts (thit nguoi). But there are other amazing flavours including grilled pork (thit nuong), BBQ pork (xa xiu), pork meatballs (xiu mai), shredded pork skin (bi), grilled pork patties (nem nuong), grilled chicken (ga nuong), grilled or BBQ beef (thit bo nuong) and vegetarian alternatives.
Our stores offer BBQ chicken, roast pork and crackling, lemongrass beef, Viet salad and tofu.
The Vietnamese sandwich, sometimes called a “bánh mì sandwich”, is a product of French colonialism in Indochina. Combining ingredients from the French (baguettes, pâté, jalapeño, and mayonnaise) with native Vietnamese ingredients, such as cilantro, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon.
Mayonnaise, pate, cucumber, pickled carrot and daikon, spring onion, coriander, and choice of protein wedged in a Vietnamese baguette topped with a bit of soy sauce and optional chilli.