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New Banh Mi place Lynnwood- Yeh Yeh's

allisonw May 24, 2008 07:01 PM

Checked out Yeh Yeh's up on 200th SW just off Highway 99 today. It's right behind the Star Fruit and Veg store. The prices are reasonable, and the sammiches were quite good. They range in price from $2.75 to I think $4 for the salmon special. The BBQ pork I had was quite tasty. They have some Vietnamese hot dishes and apps there, must try them next time. Good little place!!!

The Star place had loads of interesting foods from all over the world including a bunch of really cheap Russian stuff.

  1. paulj May 25, 2008 08:43 AM

    Star is part of my regular grocery rounds (followed by half price 'cook'books and traders). The Yeh Yeh sign has been up for months. Nice to know they are open.

    Star is a good source for Banh Mi bread, especially right after they get a big shipment. They also carry Eurobake bread (various Eastern European styles of bread) from Portland.

    paulj

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      asha May 27, 2008 01:26 PM

      I tried this place, too. The tofu banh mi was delicious, and my friends loved the grilled chicken one. Good sized, too. I totally recommend it!

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        HungWeiLo May 28, 2008 07:38 AM

        Very nice. Szechwan 99 for dinner, then banh mi's for lunch the next day.

        I used to get my Russian bread fix at Paldo World in Bellevue (which has since stopped carrying them) Glad to hear Star has it too.

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          HungWeiLo Jun 26, 2008 08:59 AM

          I tried Yeh Yeh's yesterday. I got a standard banh mi thit nuong. It did its job. I also tried their spring rolls, which was not your standard shrimp and rice noodle spring roll, but they instead put a long piece of Vietnamese spam in it for the filling along with the rice noodle and lettuce. Pretty interesting.

          We also got some Armenian pastries for breakfast the next day at Star. Nice.

          Somewhat nearby, on Bothell-Everett Highway and Hwy 524 right by the Indian grocery store, there's a new Vietnamese sandwich place (they've apparently been there for 8 months but just decided to put a sign on their storefront). They use 3 kinds of sliced Vietnamese pork rolls (cha lua?) and bologna for their banh mi's, plus a generous layer of pate on the roll. Only $2.50, so it's a nice snack, but I prefer my banh mi with the grilled meat instead of sliced meat.

          To date, my favorite banh mi is either the place in the Great Wall Mall or Saigon Deli.

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          1. re: HungWeiLo
            ritabwh Jan 18, 2009 08:45 PM

            Hung, do you have a name for the Bothell-Everett highway sandwich place? Or an address I can punch into my GPS?
            what is "standard banh mi thit nuong"?
            i am exploring the banh mi world. Which one would I order if I wanted the everyday banh mi most common?

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              HungWeiLo Jan 18, 2009 10:39 PM

              After some research, I found out that the name is "#1 Donuts and Deli". That's right. Banh mi and donuts.

              20710 Bothell Everett Hwy
              Bothell, WA 98012
              (425) 486-5358

              From my limited "restaurant" Vietnamese:
              Banh mi = baguette sandwich
              thit = meat, in this case implying pork?
              nuong = to grill

              I don't think this donut place has the thit nuong, but I think what they serve is the Hanoi style of banh mi (with the bologna-like cha lua and pate). I haven't been there in a while, so I don't know if they're still open. There's a new Mayuri outpost across the street now for Indian food (I wasn't terribly impressed, but that's another post).

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                urika Jan 19, 2009 05:02 PM

                #1 Donuts and Deli has "okay" sandwiches. IMO, Yeh Yeh's are way better in comparison.

                Go to #1 Donuts for their egg rolls.....big, full of meat.....cold rolls are good too. Not a bad donut either

                1. re: HungWeiLo
                  ritabwh Jan 19, 2009 05:42 PM

                  Thank you to Hung and Urika.
                  My sister is driving up this weekend, so we'll head out to the #1 Donut and Deli.\
                  Lol. I love that name. Reminds me of some extrememly expressive English names for Chinese dishes.
                  I too have read that the pate is standard in vietnam. So I will be very very interested in tasting their pate. Bologna? Really?

                  1. re: HungWeiLo
                    ritabwh Jan 20, 2009 03:07 PM

                    Hung,
                    I stopped by #1 Donuts today. I ordered the Pork Bahn Mi.
                    It was a cold sandwich.
                    3 different meats were in the sandwich.
                    I think i recognized headcheese and spam. I didn't know what the very pale thin sliced meat was. I tasted something else, and I'm think it must be the pate, but I didn't see it when I peeked into the sandwich.
                    It was not a bad sandwich at all, and for $2.75, great value.
                    I still like Yeh Yeh's.
                    I took a picture of my half-eaten sandwich. I will post if anyone is interested.

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                urika Aug 6, 2008 10:45 AM

                Tried the chicken, pork and beef sandwiches, total $10

                Nice amounts of meat and fillings for the sandwiches. Great bread.

                Lynnwood should be so lucky to have Yeh Yeh's.

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                1. re: urika
                  allisonw Dec 18, 2008 07:33 AM

                  Another thread here got me wondering--what's your favorite Banh mi place in the greater Seattle area?

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                  doramicat Dec 21, 2008 06:50 PM

                  I love Yeh Yeh's too. And the Grilled Salmon Bahn Mi is my favorite, followed by the Grilled Beef. And then to wash it all down with a strong Vietnamese Coffee. Now that's livin'!

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                  1. re: doramicat
                    ritabwh Jan 13, 2009 03:50 PM

                    Stopped by today, finally! What a great place. The staff is friendly and helpful. The two guys at the counter were great. The restaurant was hopping at 1 pm on a Tuesday.
                    The Pho Tai was piping hot with generous portions of meat The broth was delicious, IMHO. The grilled pork bahn mi was delicious and much more substantial than others I've had around the area. I ordered the bahn mi "to go", and they made sure it was fresh hot when I was ready to leave.

                  2. natalie.warner Jan 14, 2009 08:52 AM

                    Stopped in last week- had a great experience as well. There was more seating then I expected and ordering was comfortable and easy. The owner even contacted me about my positive review on Yelp with thanks- I think that is pretty cool.

                    The sandwiches were bigger than I expected and tasty. The shop had no problems taking the mayo off for me, and proceeded inquired about if I wanted the dressing off too (it had a little mayo as well/)- very thoughtful.

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                      eatsshootsandleaves Feb 9, 2009 01:58 PM

                      Ate at Yeh Yeh's for the first time after reading these posts. Prices have gone up, they're now among the spendiest banh mi in the city (realize that's still not saying much)--the salmon is 5 bucks I think. I vote chicken, salmon was fishy and dripping with mayoesque sauce, the chicken was smoky and flavorful with lots of pleasant chew.

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                      doramicat Mar 13, 2009 07:37 PM

                      The last time I was there, they were having a sandwich contest:
                      philly cheese steak style vs braised brisket.

                      I'm gonna hafta try both!

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                        Hes Mar 14, 2009 09:41 AM

                        Yeh Yeh's is great for the price, I prefer "Monkey Bridge" , more meat and tastier but also more expensive ($5.00)

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