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What to serve with bahn mi? [moved from San Francisco board]

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For a party, I am getting bahn mi's catered from Nom Nom truck. What other foods would go with it? Party will be a casual open house from about noon to 4PM, buffet style, and not enough seating for all. So food would have to be non-drippy and easy to eat. Suggestions?

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  1. Are you looking for suggestions on specific foods to buy from other local vendors?

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Looking for general suggestions for foods that might go well with bahn mi. Know that I will be serving bahn mi from Nom Nom but what else to provide guests with as sides or accompaniments. Thx.

      1. re: MIKEYJR

        Hi... Little thumb-sized Cha Gio are crispy vietnamese springrolls filled with pork and bean-thread noodles, and can be wrapped in leaves of lettuce to keep them intact. Easy to make, or you can buy 'em by the dozen at local pho shops.

    2. goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), nem chua (almost like little pickled sausages but naturally fermented), freshly fried shrimp chips. Or for something sweet, a variety of che (various "puddings"). You can pick these up at a Vietnamese deli. The shrimp chips you may need to fry yourself.

      nem chua: http://tinyurl.com/myt9z7
      shrimp chips: http://tinyurl.com/y24qf96
      che: http://tinyurl.com/lgoy9l

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      1. re: seamunky

        thanks for the suggestions...spring rolls would be a good idea!

      2. Oven roasted sweet potato fries.

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