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bánh mì

sooz Jan 16, 2007 09:33 PM

Anyone know where to get a good Vietnamese sandwich known as bánh mì in Chicago Area (suburbs excluded)

(a combination of meat, crudités (cucumbers, carrots, daikon, onions, cilantro, chili), and some sort of dressing on baguette)

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    aelph RE: sooz Jan 16, 2007 10:32 PM

    The Uptown neighborhood---Argyle/Broadway/Sheridan---Argyle red line stop(Li'l Chinatown nee' Li'l Vietnam)is your destination: banh mi are found many places among them Tank Noodle, Ba Le, and the BBQ/banh mi place along Sheridan(whose name escapes me at the moment...Vinh Phat? is that it?).

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      Original Kman RE: aelph Jan 17, 2007 05:43 PM

      Yes, you have it right, Vinh Phat:

      4940 N Sheridan Rd
      Chicago, IL 60640
      (773) 878-8688

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      Akatonbo RE: sooz Jan 17, 2007 05:40 PM

      I like the ones at Ba Le, on Broadway right where Argyle dead-ends. They have dozens of varieties, it seems. My favorite is the one with shrimp patties.

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        Erik M RE: sooz Jan 24, 2007 01:00 PM

        In addition to the aforementioned establishments, both Pho 888 and Pho Xe Lua offer an array of delicious banh mi. Pho 888 makes their own cha lua, or pork roll, so the banh mi with cha lua is a good bet. And, Pho Xe Lua makes a delicious mixed pork banh mi with plenty of creamy butter which is a good bet, too. Oh, and like it's close relation Pho Xe Tang, or "Tank," as it's more widely known, Pho Xe Lua makes a great banh mi with warm sardines.

        Pho 888
        1137 W. Argyle

        Pho Xe Lua
        1021 W Argyle


        1. woodrow bonesmith RE: sooz Jan 24, 2007 02:44 PM

          it appears that there will be a new Vietnamese bakery on Lawrence across from HarvesTime - their awning lists banh mi, among other items.

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