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Bun Mee [split from Saigon Sandwich thread]

Melanie Wong Apr 1, 2011 03:55 PM

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. Windy RE: Melanie Wong Apr 2, 2011 12:29 AM

    Already entered in the worst new names category.

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      Melanie Wong RE: Windy Apr 2, 2011 01:06 AM

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

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        Windy RE: Melanie Wong Apr 2, 2011 08:21 AM

        Not according to my friend from Hanoi.

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          wolfe RE: Windy Apr 2, 2011 09:24 AM

          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
          Robert Lauriston RE: Melanie Wong Apr 2, 2011 09:39 AM

          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":


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        mojo971 RE: Melanie Wong Apr 12, 2011 06:43 PM

        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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          Melanie Wong RE: mojo971 Apr 13, 2011 06:24 PM

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

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            mariacarmen RE: Melanie Wong Apr 13, 2011 07:17 PM

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

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