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Bahn Mi tonight?

adam Oct 10, 2006 01:58 PM

I'll be on Mott street tonight and would love to get a Bahn Mi - any recommendations on where? Will I be able to get one around 9:00? If not, any thoughts on good quick cheap eats that will be open then, around Mott & Broome?

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  1. guttergourmet RE: adam Oct 10, 2006 02:58 PM

    Saigon Banh Mi 138 Mott-still reigns supreme in Manhattan. Banh Mi So. No. 1 on 369 Broome is actually #2.

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    1. re: guttergourmet
      adam RE: guttergourmet Oct 10, 2006 03:19 PM

      do you know how late they're open?

      1. re: adam
        big o RE: adam Oct 10, 2006 04:09 PM

        I'm pretty sure you can go ahead and dismiss any hope that you'll get a sandwich from Saigon at 9pm.

        I'm not sure how late Banh Mi So 1 keeps the wheels spinning, but it's definitely deeper into the evening (and, for my money, they aren't #2).

        1. re: adam
          Pan RE: adam Oct 11, 2006 06:23 AM

          6 o'clock, I believe.

        2. re: guttergourmet
          Hungry Celeste RE: guttergourmet Oct 11, 2006 02:06 PM

          I'm curious about banh mi in Manhattan/greater NYC (for comparison to my local ones). What sort of bread is used for the sandwich? Can you describe texture, interior, crust?

          1. re: Hungry Celeste
            randumbposter RE: Hungry Celeste Oct 11, 2006 04:25 PM

            The bread is a french baguette i think. Usually they heat it up in some sort of toaster oven device so its nice and crispy , then they put the filling inside. The sandwich place on broome I think is better than the one on mott. The one on mott premakes their sandwich sometimes, so you get soggy bread. :(

            1. re: randumbposter
              KTinNYC RE: randumbposter Oct 11, 2006 05:11 PM

              Bahn Mi are made with bead similar to a baguette but rice flour is also used.

              1. re: KTinNYC
                Hungry Celeste RE: KTinNYC Oct 11, 2006 05:33 PM

                Yeah, my local bahn mi are made on that divine, thin-crusted french bread with a little rice flour. We have several good viet/french bakeries, and I was just wondering if the same kind of bread was being used up there.

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          adam RE: adam Oct 11, 2006 02:00 PM

          thanks all - i got down there too late last night (9:30), but will be back for sure.

          any good bahn mi in midtown?

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