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Bahn Mi in Queens? roosevelt ave?

2slices Apr 22, 2009 10:11 AM

I only ever go to Manhattan C-town for these. Any place in the sunnyside/woodside/elmhurst region? Flushing is too far from work for me. Thanks!

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    david sprague RE: 2slices Apr 22, 2009 10:47 AM

    you can get one at thai son, which is at the 74th street stop. it's decent, but not remotely worth a trip. good sized, they toast the bread fresh and put in a fair amount of stuff, but it's hard to convince the guys to spice things up.

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      2slices RE: david sprague Apr 23, 2009 08:28 AM

      cool. I'll check it out, have a co-worker who's never had one. Roosevelt Island doesnt have the options he wants :)

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        starstuff RE: 2slices Jun 8, 2009 10:00 AM

        There's Banh Mi at Pho Bac in what we've unofficially dubbed "Asian Plaza" in Elmhurst. This Asian Plaza mini strip mall hosts Nusura (Thai), Penang (Maylasian), Pho Bac, Pho Bang (yes, two Vietnamese places) and Singha's Pizza, along with a gargantuan Asian supermarket with great greens and bountiful & cheap seafood.

        The Banh Mi is so so. Skimpy on the meat and flavor but some banh mi is better than no banh mi in a pinch.

        Pho Bac Restaurant
        (718) 639-0000
        8278 Broadway
        Queens, NY 11373

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          bigjeff RE: starstuff Jun 8, 2009 07:54 PM

          the pho bac is the one in the back? ya, their banh mi sucks. have never had a good one in queens.

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            MOREKASHA RE: bigjeff Jun 8, 2009 08:24 PM

            Yeah, but you could consider Elmhurst the Thai Town of NYC.

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              elbev RE: MOREKASHA Jun 9, 2009 02:13 PM

              But there is no Thai sandwich to speak of, unfortunately (that I know of - would love to be wrong). This is one thing Vietnamese has over many other Asian cuisines.

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      fhonmymind RE: 2slices Jun 10, 2009 09:32 AM

      In Elmhurst, there's one on Grand Ave. I don't remember the name. It's about 3-4 blocks into Grand Ave. from Queens Blvd.

      It's been awhile so I can't vouch for the quality.

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        bigjeff RE: fhonmymind Jun 10, 2009 10:02 AM

        ya i had that banh mi before, it is nothing special; forget the name of the place but it was a couple storefronts down from the now-closed Chopsticks (indo-chinese joint). before the big hill leading to calamus ave.

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