Kowloon City is known amongst foodies as the home of the best Southeast Asian foods in Hong Kong, and the banh mis there are thankfully no exception. French Bread is a tiny hole-in-the-wall eatery that you could easily walk by without even noticing, but that would be nothing short of a huge mistake. The shopkeeper’s mother was a longtime banh mi street vendor in Vietnam – a picture of her hangs on the wall – so you’re definitely in good hands here.
The quality of bread is integral to a sandwich – and yet, it is so frequently overlooked in favour of fancy fillings and smatterings of pretentious sauces. But not at French Bread. The baguettes here are phenomenal – they strike the sweet spot between softness and crispiness, being light and delicate on the inside, but toasted to absolute perfection on the outside. You can even buy the baguettes on their own! There's also an option to upgrade to a banh mi so big that it almost resembles a footlong sandwich from Subway.