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Tuesday, 24 July 2007



logan (and missus)- david ansel turned me on to your blog a few days ago and I have since then spent an absurd amount of time here. very good stuff. banh mi is one of my favorite street foods and finding a decent vietnamese sandwich in austin has been a challenge of late. ban le, former perveyours of extraordinary banh mi on far north lamar, was shut down by the health department in march. i used to drive 20 miles round trip to get those tasty little buggers...i look forward to future posts. salute.

Boots in the Oven

Thank you, Adam!

It really is hard to find a decent banh mi here... we used to go to Ba Le just about every Sunday, and suddenly it's a Mexican seafood restaurant! (sob.) We tried the banh mi at pho van (formerly pho cong ly) last weekend and were unimpressed.

I'm glad to know what happened to Ba Le. I hope the owner opens somewhere else...



I strongly suggest visitors to Ho Chi Minh City to try the banh mi sandwich at the BanhMiBistro shop in the new suburb Phu My Hung, district 7.
It's a beautiful suburb with wide and clean streets and the banh mi there is delicious! The bread is fresh baked everyday on location. The store's special is the BanhMiBistro Special which is the traditional vietnamese banh mi sandwich filled with ham, pate, BBQ pork, cucumber, tomato.
It is a popular place for expats and local Vietnamese who love their bread. They have a website at www.banhmibistro.com
It's worth a short taxi ride to this beautiful suburb

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