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Apr 20, 2009 06:51 AM

Best bahn mi in Orlando?

I'm in search of a great bahn mi, and really haven't found it yet. Had it last night at Pho 88, and it was just okay. I've heard that Ba Le Bakery makes a good one, but they closed at 7pm last night and it was just before 9pm.

Does anyone have any favorite places?

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  1. Go back to Ba Le when you get a chance. They have the best bahn mi in town, bar none. They have multiple varieties of sandwiches, and their bread is second to none. Sometimes when I'm at the Super Oriental Market on Colonial and Hampton, I'll grab a bahn mi from them, but they only make one kind, with an assortment of exotic cold cuts. It's good (and super-cheap), but at Ba Le, you can get everything from meatballs to pickled ham to roast pork, and a whole lot more (and they aren't that much more expensive).

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    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

      Funny, I was in that market on Easter after eating across the street at Lac Viet and was going to get one, but was just too full from lunch.

    2. I joined this forum specifically due to researching these subjects of Vietnamese Cuisine. I've got to thank you guys for recommendation for this kind of specific sandwich.

      Whenever you go around the area again, go hit up Pho 88. I'm addicted to their Summer Rolls and Spring Rolls, that place is my favorite. Not only is the food really good, I've always found that their service is extremely respectful.

      I've been going around that area for about a decade and I'm embarrassed that I've never heard of Lac Viet, I'll definitely have to check it out. topic, if you live in the city I have to recommend my favorite Produce/Butcher that's whorth mentioning Freshfield Farms, aka Mom's Meats and Pop's Produce. It's near the Michigan and Orange intersection.

      I do have a question though, there's an Oriental market that I've been trying to figure out the name of in Little Vietnam that has several Oriental Totems facing Colonial. It also has an out of place, large metal A-Frame strucutre at the entrance. What's the name of that store?

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      1. re: Jollyr742

        Pretty sure you're thinking of Super Oriental Market (the English name). White building with blue trim, right? That's the largest of all the Asian markets in the area, and the one I usually go to. It's a few blocks further west of Mills than the main concentration of Vietnamese businesses, and Lac Viet is maybe another block west beyond that, on the opposite side of Colonial.

        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

          No, Lac Viet is literally across the street from it, on the other side of Colonial.

        2. re: Jollyr742

          That market with the big blue top is called Phuoc Loc Tho in the asian name, its right across the street from Lac Viet I think. They also serve banh mi in there (the asian market) and i have always loved it there as it is fresh and CHEAP 2.50