Miss Banh Mi

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A Vietnamese canteen serving high-end banh mi sandwiches, which are so good the concept isn’t annoying.

Everything is spot on at this adorable Vietnamese canteen, the walls blooming with colourful flowers above Formica tables and dinners happily queuing to get their upscale banh mi sandwiches (a crusty baguette, grated carrots, coriander and usually marinated beef, which you normally get as a budget lunch in Chinatown).

And though it might be pricier than the traditional version, all objections evaporate at the first bite: Miss Banh Mi’s recipe takes in Eric Kayser bread, grated carrot, daikon, homemade soya mayonnaise, cucumber, coriander, spices and four choices of filling like prime beef marinated in sake and Phu Quoc pepper (there’s also a vegetarian option). Also look out for the soup of the day, and homemade cookies with dark chocolate and sesame for dessert. Sometimes, concepts just work.


By: Zazie Tavitian


Venue name: Miss Banh Mi
Address: 5 rue Mandar

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12noon-3pm, Sat 12noon-5pm
Transport: Metro: Sentier

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