Bánh mì in Charlotte
- RobiePC Mar 13, 2009 06:43 PM
Looking for a great bánh mì in the Charlotte area. Bánh mì is a Vietnamese sandwich made from a french baguette stuffed with thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, onions, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and meat or tofu. Other popular bánh mì fillings include roasted or grilled pork, Vietnamese ham, paté, mayonnaise, chicken, and head cheese. Most banh mi sandwiches contain a Vietnamese mayonnaise-like spread that is a mixture of egg yolk, cooking oil/butter, and sometimes spices. The best bánh mì I ever had was at Cafe BT in Tampa, FL. It was a perfect baguette, crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, filled lots of fresh herbs.
Le's Sandwiches is pretty good. They actually have been skimping on the filling compared to when they first started their business. They actually make their bread in house and there are 2 different size baguettes.
New Century Market also has a pretty good Banh mi thit nguoi and other Vietnamese pastries.
My family rather just go buy roast pork known in Vietnamese as xa xiu from Van Loi's bbq place and Vietnamese baguettes from there. Then sometimes International Supermarket has the pickled daikon and carrots in their fridge case. A lot cheaper to buy the ingredients this way. You can also find the Vietnamese ham aka cha lua and head cheese at International Supermarket.. But I can't remember if you can buy the pate or not. And Le's Sandwiches do sell the mayonnaise spread.