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Mar 12, 2013 11:38 AM

Ha Tien banh mi

Can't remember having a BBQ pork banh mi this good...

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    1. On a separate, but related, note...we got the BBQ beef banh mi from Lu's at 26th and Nicollet this weekend...excellent sandwich all around.

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      1. re: forgottendreamr

        Agreed on Lu's...quite possibly the best on eat street.

        1. re: forgottendreamr

          Whoohoo! Lu's has not one, but two! vegetarian bánh mì options. I will be going to pick up a mock duck bánh mì to bring for school lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

        2. Ha Tien is my go to for all Chinese BBQ. Excellent and really good take out also. Their groceries are really well priced also.

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          1. re: shanemio

            The deli had alot of incredible looking offerings. Who knew a grocery store would put out fare like that. Never would have known unless Mckee hadnt put it on the map.

            1. re: shanemio

              Agreed. Just check the dates on the grocery packages. My experience is that frozen, particularly, can sometimes go several weeks past the best-by date. The deli food, however, has always been fresh and tasty.

              1. re: steve_in_stpaul

                Thanks - I will keep that in mind. I have never had an issue with anything I have bought there. Their meat and fish are incredibly well priced - pork belly anyone? And the fresh produce is excellent with a huge selection. I do buy their frozen shu mai and har goa. Cheap, cheap. And tasty.
                The deli guy is great. He does all the cooking including the occasional bbq pork bun. And I loves their sticky rice.

            2. It was very good but not great. Will try again to make sure.

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                1. re: kriminalrat

                  The one I liked best was at the Siagon before it became ipho.there was a man making them. They don't seem to be as good now. The balance seemed off at Ha Tien. I liked it and will return but........

              1. They were out of sticky rice - the sausage version (had three other varieties though) Tried the BBQ pork bnh mi today and, while it pains me to say it, I thought it was just plain weird. As in inedible weird. It had way too much butter/like spread, for once I felt the bbq was too fatty and the flavor just seemed off and while I love the amount of veggie on it, whatever that sauce they spoon on it was, it ruined it for me. Sigh. Sorry.
                Back to ipho.

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                1. re: shanemio

                  I'm with Shanemio when it comes to Banh Mi. I tried the Ha Tien Banh Mi and I am not a convert. I'm sticking with iPho's grilled pork.