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Where vietnamese sandwiches? Uptown?

Ami bangla jani na Feb 13, 2007 08:24 PM

I love vietnamese sandwiches (banh..ah, hoi?) but never see them. Anything above Chinatown? Or at least near the 6 train?
Someone should put out a NYC giude organized by subway stops.

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    JoLi RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 04:46 AM

    Good luck in your search. I posted something similar a few months and got nothing. :(

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      devil RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 05:59 AM

      Banh hoi is a noodle dish. You want the banh mi. And no, I've not seen any uptown or midtown at all.

      1. D...DF RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 06:47 AM

        After 6pm, you can get a Bahn Mi at Momofuku Ssam Bar (13th and 2nd, you would take the 6 train to 14th and it's not far from there).

        As talented as Chang is, you really need to suck it up and trek to Saigon Bakery if you haven't been.

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          ultbil RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 06:57 AM

          The bahn mi place on Broom St. (b/t Mott and Elizabeth) is not that far from the Spring St stop on the 6 line.

          1. rose water RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 07:06 AM

            the furthest uptown banh mi option i know of is bao noodles. never had it so i can't comment. saigon banh mi is my single favorite food item in all of nyc, and its strange discordant location in the back of a jade jewerly shop alone is worth a visit.

            1. Scott V RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 07:19 AM

              Bao Noodles is close to the 6 and serves a pretty good banh mi at 22nd and 2nd in a nice sit down restaurant. Get it with a bowl of pho.

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                ESNY RE: Scott V Feb 14, 2007 08:29 AM

                Agreed. It is a pretty good banh mi. I think its around $6 which is more than it costs in Chinatown but then again, most things are cheaper down there but if you can't make it down there, this is a decent substitute.

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                uneventfulijk RE: Ami bangla jani na Feb 14, 2007 07:32 AM

                There is a vietnamese sandwich shop on East 2nd Street, at the corner of Avenue A. They are delicious and they offer several varieties. That said, you can access it pretty easily by taking the F train to the 2nd Ave. stop. It's only a 2-3 block walk from there.

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                  chompchomp RE: uneventfulijk Feb 14, 2007 09:38 AM

                  that's nicky's -- but it's not really uptown, and I think there are far better bahn mis to be had.

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