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Any places that use rice flour in their banh mi rolls?

rworange Apr 16, 2011 08:04 AM

Recent article in SF Gate with banh mi ingredient recipes states about the rolls that "Wheat flour, which had to be imported, was cut with rice flour, which gave rolls their signature airiness"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 16, 2011 10:42 AM

    There's some discussion of bread in this long recent banh mi topic:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764559

    1. chefj Apr 16, 2011 10:35 AM

      I believe that all the places here in Oakland use the a local Vietnamese bakery (whose name escapes me) and they use a mix of rice and wheat flour in their rolls. So at Cam Huong, Banh Mi Ba Le and others here in Oakland I think that is what you are getting.
      Most of the groceries in the East Lake neighborhood carry their products.

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      Cam Huong Cafe
      702 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

      Banh Mi Ba Le
      1909 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

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      1. re: chefj
        Robert Lauriston Apr 16, 2011 10:41 AM

        Cam Huong has its own bakery. I *think* BC Deli, Cam Huong, and Ba Le all use different bread.

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        Cam Huong Cafe
        920 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

        Banh Mi Ba Le
        10174 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

        B C Deli Sandwiches
        818 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

        Cam Huong Cafe
        702 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

        Cam Huong Bakery
        1088 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

        1. re: chefj
          PorkButt Apr 16, 2011 07:44 PM

          The bagged Cam Huong banh mi that you can buy at grocery stores doesn't include rice flour in the listed ingredients. Identical to the bread that is sold at the Webster St bakery.

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          Cam Huong Cafe
          920 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

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