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

adam Mar 28, 2007 11:36 AM

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

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    SamuelAt Feb 20, 2008 04:23 PM

    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
      squid kun Feb 21, 2008 12:20 PM

      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.?

    2. welle Mar 29, 2007 09:55 AM

      Readers of Midtownlunch.com have scouted out the place:


      1. prunefeet Mar 28, 2007 11:47 AM

        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...

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        1. re: prunefeet
          welle Mar 28, 2007 11:49 AM

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

          1. re: welle
            prunefeet Mar 28, 2007 11:53 AM

            Me too, I knew it. Boo.

            1. re: welle
              janethepain Mar 28, 2007 12:01 PM

              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
                prunefeet Mar 28, 2007 12:14 PM

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

            2. re: prunefeet
              lazy Apr 19, 2007 10:56 AM

              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
                janethepain Apr 19, 2007 11:38 AM

                ugh. thanks for the confirmation.

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