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Mar 28, 2007 11:36 AM

Boi To Go - bahn mi in midtown (finally)?

Has anyone been to Boi To Go yet to sample the bahn mi? Any reports?

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  1. WHERE IS IT???? I have been dying for a bahn mi option close to work, I bet it's not close to me, I don't have that kind of luck...

    6 Replies
    1. re: prunefeet

      second ave between 42nd and 43rd - I'm not as lucky way cross town for me...

        1. re: welle

          Well I work a few blocks from there, but am not lucky enough to be rich enough to afford a $7.50+ sandwich. Sighh.

          1. re: janethepain

            That's way too much. I'm glad I don't work close!! So there.

        2. re: prunefeet

          it sucks - don't bother. the bread is probably the best part of the sandwich. hardly any pate - they barely smeared it onto the bread. and then they loaded it up with vietnamese ham. and definitely not worth the $$.

          1. re: lazy

            ugh. thanks for the confirmation.

        3. Readers of have scouted out the place:

          1. Oh, come on, this place IS great!!

            OK, If you are Vietnamese you may very well have a personal perspective on the food served here and gripe that the avacado in the Bahn Mi is wrong. I can understand that from a purist point of view. HOWEVER, since I am not Vietnamese and I am an adventurous NY foodie, I can say regardless of authenticity the sandwiches here are delicious! I got the Banh Mi Ga - a crusty baguette, pate, chicken breast, arugula, avocado, daikon radish & carrot salad, with red onions & fresh basil. The sandwich was served warm and the flavors popped and were excellent! If the description above of the sandwich appeals to your palate, then you will not be disappointed. It is the most unique sandwich (and delicious) I can remember having. I can also HIGHLY recommend the chicken lemon grass soup. DELICIOUS! I welcome an unusual alternative to a ho-hum midtown block. Check it out and see what you think. I love it! Also highly recommend BOI.

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            1. re: SamuelAt

              I think some naysayers (not all of them Vietnamese) are comparing Boi to the banh mi options in Chinatown and Brooklyn. How would you rate it next to Banh Mi Saigon on Mott, Ba Xuyen in Sunset Park, etc.?