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Nguyen Huong delivers once again...

xtal Oct 25, 2006 12:16 AM

After an impromptou afternoon of Hallowe'en costume shopping around Queen & Portland, I began my long trek homeward, stopping along the way for some banh mi at Spadina & Dundas from my favourite, Nguyen Huong.

The spicy banh mi were once again excellent, and as I sit here appreciating the bounty of Spadina, I can relate exact address and contact info for not one, but two Nguyen Huong locations, as printed on the sandwich bag:

322 Spadina Ave. (near Dundas)
416-599-4625

5661 Steeles Ave. E (near McCowan)
416-292-8875

Happy hunting.

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    berbere Oct 25, 2006 06:32 PM

    how is the other food at this place? I am craving good Bun as well as Pho in that area... Also, I've had really spicy grilled pork at a vietnamese place in rochester once, and have never come across it in any vietnamese place in toronto - does anyone know the name of this dish and if so, where i can find it here? it was REALLY spicy/hot, red/orange in colour....almost tasted like korean grilled spicy pork.

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      Nyleve Oct 25, 2006 02:32 PM

      This is going to sound really stupid, but whenever I stop for bahn mi, I just pick up an already-wrapped, pre-made sandwich and leave. I am sure that if I were to order specifically, I'd get a much better sandwich. What do you ask for when you order your banh mi? I'd love some suggestions to try.

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        ctl98 Oct 25, 2006 02:54 PM

        Once in a while I'll order the sweet pork sausage instead of the usual meats. I also ask for extra cilantro and veggies.

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          pinstripeprincess Oct 25, 2006 06:39 PM

          i pretty much do the same. i drop in, ask for how ever many spicy bahn mi i can eat that week and request extra cilantro.

          i also tend to go saturday mornings/early afternoons which accounts for some seriously fresh bread. when do you tend to drop in?

          1. re: Nyleve
            The Chowhound Team Oct 25, 2006 09:44 PM

            We've moved the digresion on keeping banh mi to the General Topics board, as that subject is of interest to banh mi-loving hounds everywhere.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          2. pinstripeprincess Oct 25, 2006 12:58 PM

            after doing a tour of a few bahn mi places, this is still my all our favourite.

            incredibly crisp crust with a soft interior, loads of meat, nice pickled veg and extra cilantro when i ask for it... the chilis also have a great fruitiness that adds flavour and not just heat. they keep outdoing themselves each time i go there when i thought it couldn't get better than that.

            besides... i'm also addicted to the green rice and taro dessert!

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              ctl98 Oct 25, 2006 12:25 PM

              I love this place too. Where else can you get a good sandwich for $1.50?! The crunchy crust of the bread, the creaminess of the mayo/pate spread, the meat, the tanginess of the pickled veggies, the heat from the chilies topped with fresh bursts of refreshing cilantro...mmmm...heaven in one bite :-)

              1. jennjen18 Oct 25, 2006 12:20 AM

                I LOVE Nguyen Huong!!! But I think they make the banh mi's better at the Chinatown location.

                The Steeles Ave. East location is in the same plaza as the east end T&T.

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