The Hanoitimes - One of the most common street-food dishes in Vietnam is Banh mi which basically means bread but also refers to some of the country`s delicious baguette sandwiches. You could find Banh mi wherever you go and every seller would somehow use different ingredients from others.The mixed flavor between continents, regions In Vietnam you see carts on the side of the road hawking banh mi - each seller will have his own variant of the snack. It represents the unique fusion that takes place in Vietnam between Asian flavours (coriander, pickles, chili, fish sauce) and the French colonials who taught the locals how to bake baguettes, and introduced things like pate. With many foreigner, it is the coriander that makes a banh mi sandwich taste so unique. This Vietnamese ingredient rarely occur in sandwich of western world. Mixed with the meat, and pickles, and fresh ingredients, all bundled up in a chunk of baguette that has a crispy outside and a soft, pillowy inner, it makes a … [Read more...] about What makes “Banh mi” different from worldwide sandwich?
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VietNamNet Bridge – During my short stay in Paris two years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see long lunchtime queues of French eaters waiting for Vietnamese sandwiches. Although the Vietnamese employees worked away quickly preparing the sandwiches, the volume was so high that customers had to wait their turn to dig in.Foreign favourite: Banh my quickly became the daily lunch choice for Spanish expat Gerard Claramont, who has lived in Ha Noi for four months.—VNS Photo Bach Lien“Vietnamese sandwiches” are what foreigners sometimes call these delicious handheld meals. But for those who have visited the country, they may not forget the street food’s Vietnamese name: banh mi. And it is fitting that banh mi is so popular in France, given that its origins link the streets of Paris and the streets of Sai Gon.It turns out that one of the longest lasting influences of French rule in Vietnam was their baked goods. The baguette was introduced to Sai Gon during the … [Read more...] about Banh mi, queen of street food
The "Banh Mi Queen" of Hoi An presides over a modest kingdom -- just two tables and a glass cabinet arranged on the sidewalk at 115 Tran Cao Van Street. Though she draws a lot of customers, Nguyen Thi Loc, 78, says she never gave her shop a name. “It’s embarrassing giving myself a title for selling street food.” Adoring tourists dubbed her “The Banh Mi Queen” and continue to keep the title alive in notes they leave in her cabinet, thanking her for “the best banh mi ever.” Some call her Madam Khanh -- an erroneous reference to her husband's name. Regardless, she proudly posts them in her shop. A tourist named Gary from Sydney left one note that read: “many people said it was the best banh mi in the ancient town. Wrong! It’s the best banh mi, better than any in the world.” Loc makes her banh mi on large crispy loaves, which she insists must be tough and fragrant. She wakes up early in the morning to stock her shop with roughly … [Read more...] about The Banh Mi Queen of Hoi An
Hoi An Town is already well known as a world heritage site and a major tourism destination in Vietnam. The 17th century architecture, the Japanese-built bridge with a tiled roof and the Phuc Kien Pagoda are all worth visiting more than once. Visitors also discover quickly that the town has its own culinary specialties - cao lau, mi quang (Quang Nam noodle), com ga (chicken rice), banh dap (beaten baked cakes), banh bao, and banh vac (also called white rose cakes), for instance. However, a new trend that is emerging allows visitors to learn how to make these dishes themselves. It is a fun way to spend valuable time in the town, interact with residents and go further into culinary exploration than just eating at various restaurants and trying out new dishes. Local restaurants that have begun to offer regular cooking classes say they are acting on requests from the visitors’ themselves. I watched as a group of four visitors from Australia attended a cooking class held at the Hoa … [Read more...] about Hoi An offers a deeper culinary experience
The Hanoitimes - Banh mi Hoi An (Hoi An sandwich) has been listed among the world’s Top 10 sandwiches by Austrian travel website Traveller, together with well-known American cheeseburgers, English bacon butties, and Japanese Katsu Sando. Hoi An sandwich. Vietnam is the spiritual home of porky goodness and you haven’t eaten a Vietnamese pork roll until you’ve eaten one in the town of Hoi An, according to Traveller. Hoi An is home to famous burgers and a stay in the town will spoil your banh mi eating for life: nothing will ever compare. “It is the bread, crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside,” Traveller wrote. The site also recommended addresses selling the best banh mi in town: Madam Khanh - the Banh Mi Queen (115 Tran Cao Van Street), who it says lives up to her billing, and Banh Mi Phuong (2B Phan Chu Trinh Street), which has Hoi An’s best pork roll. Banh mi is tasty everywhere in Vietnam, not just Hoi An. Earlier this year, … [Read more...] about Banh mi Hoi An among world`s Top 10 sandwiches