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Banh Mi Bay Ngo

Restaurants, Vietnamese Bankstown
A banh mi sandwich sliced in half at Banh Mi Bay Ngo
Photograph: Pauline Morrissey

Time Out says

A longstanding neighbourhood favourite renowned for the namesake Vietnamese sangas

Family-run Banh Mi Bay Ngo is a well-known Bankstown establishment, with a respected track record of over 30 years of good service and even better food. The shop was first named Jasmine’s Ice Cream after the owners’ daughter, then later Jasmine’s Takeaway. Now co-owner Jasmine Dinh is all grown up and she affectionately renamed the shop in her father’s honour, just prior to his passing. (‘Banh Mi’ for bread, ‘Bay’ means ‘seven’ in Vietnamese, with Jasmine's father being the seventh uncle in the family, and ‘Ngo’ was her father’s Vietnamese name.) The family’s love of food and passion for cooking is undoubtedly why this banh mi is heralded across Sydney; each ingredient complements the other – from the rich pâté and mayo, made in-house, to freshly pickled shreds of carrot and daikon, spicy chilli and the secret barbecue pork recipe. The barbecue pork banh mi balances savoury, sour, and salty flavours well, and the ratio of meat to salad is right on the mark. This is how you do it.


Address: 49 Bankstown City Plaza
Opening hours: Daily 6.30am-6pm
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