Bahn Mi in Reno? Asian Market in Carson City?
I know there are a few vietnamese resto's around, but is there anywhere to get a good vietnamese sandwich in the Reno/Carson/Tahoe area? I remember going into the International Market in reno where they had a few things (maybe one day a week, or something?). And since I'm on the topic, are there any Asian/International markets in Carson? Now that there is a Trader Joe's there, I maybe heading there more often than Reno from the lake to do my shopping.
The guy who owns the Viet Pho restaurant in Shopper's Square in Reno also opened one in Carson City on North Carson Street. I've seen Bahn Mi on the menu there but every time I've tried to order it they said they didn't have the bread for the sandwich. The menus are pretty much identical, so the inference would be that they'd have it at the Viet Pho in Shopper's Square, but I've never ordered it there, so I don't know.
There was an international market in Carson City on Fairview a few blocks off South Carson Street, but I'm not sure it's still open.
Thanks for the info. I found the international market on Fairview. It's called Kabayan Multi-Market and is across the street from Q's. Not much of a selection, but I was able to pick up a few things. I didn't find the Vietnamese place, but did go to Bollywood (formerly India Curry) for lunch. I was impressed, to say the least. It was excellent Indian food. The aloo gobi was fantastic as was the garlic naan with fresh chunks of garlic all over it. The lunch buffet was only 6.99....hard to beat and will definitely be returning.
I took a co-worker to lunch today for her first Vietnamese food at Viet Pho in Carson City. they had banh mi today. We got the barbecued pork and it went very well with the tai pho.
I discovered the other day that the International Market in Reno (on Grove, just East of S. Virginia) has bahn mi and a bunch of other freshly prepared foods on Mondays and Thursdays. Those are the days that they get fresh produce and seafood, as well. They had bags of 2 vietnamese sandwiches for $5, peking ducks for $11, and all kinds of other stuff, from noodles to fish cakes to deserts.
I'll have to give Viet Pho a shot one of these days.
The International Market in Reno is now run by the guy who ran Pho 777 for so long and built up its reputation. So he would be a pretty good guy to make banh mi.
International Market: The meat in the Bahn Mi is more like grounded pork, not the ham version. Just tried it during Labor Day weekend. Parking is on the street. Has to wait for the guy that makes the Bahn Mi until after 4pm. 2 for 5(in a plastic bag for the 2).
Just wanted to point out that SK Noodle in Sparks has Banh mi on the menu as a special. I don't think it will necessarily be there every day.
I got one today and it was excellent. $4 but worth it. They put a sauce on it that I haven't had in other places, a kind of barbecue sauce. And it's spicy. If you don't want the peppers on it you better ask they be taken off.
SK Noodle is near the Raley's on Pyramid and McCarran.
2965 N McCarran Blvd
Sparks, NV 89431