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Ha Tien banh mi

kriminalrat Mar 12, 2013 11:38 AM

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

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    forgottendreamr RE: kriminalrat Mar 12, 2013 11:58 AM

    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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      kriminalrat RE: forgottendreamr Mar 12, 2013 02:30 PM

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

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        MplsM ary RE: forgottendreamr Mar 12, 2013 05:24 PM

        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.


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        shanemio RE: kriminalrat Mar 13, 2013 06:13 AM

        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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          kriminalrat RE: shanemio Mar 13, 2013 06:28 AM

          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.

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            steve_in_stpaul RE: shanemio Mar 13, 2013 01:16 PM

            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.

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              shanemio RE: steve_in_stpaul Mar 18, 2013 03:40 PM

              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. ibew292 RE: kriminalrat Mar 18, 2013 08:03 PM

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

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              kriminalrat RE: ibew292 Mar 19, 2013 08:35 AM

              whats your favorite?

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                ibew292 RE: kriminalrat Mar 19, 2013 01:27 PM

                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........

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              shanemio RE: kriminalrat Mar 22, 2013 03:40 AM

              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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                JimGrinsfelder RE: shanemio Mar 22, 2013 06:17 AM

                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.

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