Apr 2009

Bánh Mì & Me in the New York Times

Julia Moskin investigates the exciting evolution of the humble bánh mì in her latest article, “Building on Layers of Tradition.” I’m stoked to be included in the piece and am excited to share with New York Times readers the awesomeness that is the Vietnamese sandwich. Without further ado, explore the art of bánh mì on gas•tron•o•my.

Bánh mì in Saigon

Bánh Mì Bratwurst

Bánh Mì Cá Sardine

Bánh Mì Döner Kebab

Bánh Mì Lá Lốt

Bánh Mì Thịt Nguội

Bánh Mì Thịt Nướng

Noodlepie’s Sarnie

Bánh mì in Alabama

Phở Quê Hương – Birmingham

Bánh mì in California

Á Châu – San Diego, [2], [3]

Ba Le French Sandwich & Bakery – Alhambra

Bánh Mì & Chè Cali – San Gabriel

Bánh Mì Mỹ Tho – Alhambra

Bánh Mì Mỹ Dung – Los Angeles

Lee’s Sandwiches – Alhambra (locations nationwide)

Mr. Baguette – Rosemead

Saigon’s Bakery & Sandwiches – San Gabriel & San Jose

Bánh mì in Missouri

BBC Asian Bar and Cafe

Bánh mì in New York

Xie Xie

Previous Post
Next Post

23 thoughts on “Bánh Mì & Me in the New York Times

  1. thank you for providing this fabulous listing! will try to swing by those places when i’m in those cities (only problem is getting to saigon).

  2. Hi Cathy!

    Do you remember me? I’m your mom’s and your aunt Thao’s friend and optometrist from San Diego. I just read your gastronomy blog and it’s great, just wanted to tell you.

    I love to read about food and your blog is fantastic! I got your name from the new york times article today on banh mi. Just want to say hello and I hope you’re doing well.

    Take care,

    Co Chau

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for this site (which, yes, I found through the Times piece). I’m taking my first trip to Vietnam (first trip to Asia, actually) in a couple of weeks and this has been terrifically insightful. Obviously your food knowledge and methods of explanation are helpful, but I’m also gleaning a lot just from reading about your experiences in Vietnam. I’m a fan.

  4. Congrats on getting mentioned in the article. How exciting! And since you think the best bahn min in America is here in SD, I am definitely going to have to try it out! So far, I’ve been a bit unimpressed with the bahn min in SD, preferring the ones I’ve had in San Jose.

  5. dang! mr. K grabbed the times today at LAX and saved me the paper. how utterly cool. Can you really get all of those different ingredients? I never noticed all those options on the menu before…

  6. Cool! That’s big time!

    How are things going? I miss you around the office, especially when we are called upon to write about food. I did get to go to Dalat recently with Patricia Wells, which was a cool foodie experience.

    I actually kinda like the banh mi in NYC better than the ones here btw.

  7. If ever you travel to the middle of the country, there is an awesome banh mi place in Oklahoma City. Awesome in that the food is great, AND it’s in this teeny triangle building with a huge milk bottle on top. Super kitschy and fabulous.


  8. I love the graphics at the top. it’s the best illustration I’ve seen so far. Do you by any chance know about the very first banh mi shop in the states?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *