Bahn mi to go?
On my upcoming visit I would like to try a Bahn Mi sandwich (never tried them before).
I will be taking a day trip out of town one day, and was thinking of buying a sandwich in the morning, which I could bring with me, and eat for lunch (probably around 4-5 hours later).
My question is: Are Bahn Mi okay to take with you and eat later? Or are they best eaten straight after they have been made?
Was thinking of buying the sandwich from 'Saigon Sandwich' on Larkin St., as I can see, that they open already around 8 AM.
Is Saigon Sandwich recomendable, and are they any particular sandwich there, that I must try?
And the sandwich is still ok? How long is the time from when you get them and until you eat them?
I could see in the thread listed by zippo above, that another person also have saved a sandwich from Saigon Sandwich until later, and it was still good.
I think I will give it a try and buy some to take with me.. Are they heated up when you get them?
I would say take a bite right when you get it and then save the rest for later. . .if you can! For me the joy of the banh mi is in the contrasts: the warm toasty baguette with juicy meat and cool crisp pickles. It's at its very best in the first 5 mins out of the toaster oven.
expanding on that, if you haven't had Banh Mi before, get two different ones. eat 1/2 of each for breakfast and save the other 1/2's for lunch.
as rubadub says, you get the freshly toasted, crunchy baguette and then you have a solid comparison on how it travelled at lunch.
they should be fine later, but definitely should taste some freshly made.