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Bun Mee [split from Saigon Sandwich thread]

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Has anyone tried the new player, Bun Mee? Today's the official opening though it's been serving for a few days now.

Bun Mee
2015 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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  1. Already entered in the worst new names category.

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    1. re: Windy

      Yet it is the correct pronunciation of "banh mi". Despite the more commonly heard "ban my" in SF circles.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Not according to my friend from Hanoi.

        1. re: Windy

          That's probably because IIRC from my time in country Hanoi is in the north and the banh mi is a southern treat. Regional dialects will get you every time.;-)

        2. re: Melanie Wong

          The phrase bánh mì for the fundamentally sandwich of pâté on baguette was common throughout Vietnam before the modern style was developed in Saigon.

          I'm not sure we have quite the right sounds in English, but "ban" is definitely not as close as "bun" or "bung":


      2. I got the roast pork sandwich and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Great combo of flavors with the roast pork, jalapenos, cilantro and pickled veg. Will def go back and try the other options.

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        1. re: mojo971

          Thanks much, could you please comment on the bread? Thin, crispy, shattering crust or chewy?

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            i had the pork belly, which was wonderful. bread was thin and crispy, not shattering, but good.