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Dec 8, 2006 09:38 PM

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.


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  1. 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.

    1. Steve-

      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.

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        1. re: toodie jane

          Bollywood has new owners now and is called Indian Garden, look about the same as before. Only Indian place in town, its very nice and good food, if you want Indian. Lunch there is a buffet.

      1. Viet Pho is on the West side of South Carson Street a block or two north of the intersection of U.S. 50 East.

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        1. re: SteveTimko

          Viet Pho is on North Carson Street, not south Carson Street. My bad.

        2. 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.

          1. 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.