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Nov 6, 2013 07:02 AM

Banh Mi - new thread

With Angela's rue Volta shop under new ownership, I'm jonesing for other good Banh Mi spots. So far nothing compares and despite the decent product still coming out of 7 rue Volta, the vibe just aint there.

So, sometimes I get them from Mekong or Mai Lam on rue Tolbiac. Sometimes I'll go over to Saigon Sandwich in Belleville. But still nothing close. I just know there have got to be better ones in the 13eme but haven't found 'em.

Any other Banh Mi fiends out there? Where's your favorite?

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    1. re: Parigi

      C'est vrai. I'm really not sure if anything else comes close, but there must be some hounds out there that know.

      1. re: Parigi

        Parigi. I, or rather someone who for some reason I am married to, lost Angela's telephone number that she would give out freely. Do you by any chance have it? And if so, do you have any news?

        1. re: vielleanglaise

          Jonesing bad, I had called in early September. No answer. Angéla was probably on holiday and turned off her cel. Have not called back but will.

      2. I'm hardly an expert but what about Saigon Sandwich on the rue de la Présentation in the 11th near Belleville métro... French blogs/ foodie articles are full of accolades for it... you've already found it but what do others think ?

        Also in the running in the blogoshere, Hoa Nam in the ave d'Ivry in the 13th.

        "To be jonesing", ça veut dire quoi ? mourir d'envie ?

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        1. re: Parnassien

          You would say of a vampire who is delirious because they can't get their fix of blood that they are "jonesing". It's a drug induced delirium.

          1. re: vielleanglaise

            Ah, I see... it's like a banh mi junkie en état de manque needing a fix ... thanks. I had asked around our many-tongued office but no one knew and a quick googling didn't turn up any French equivalents.

            1. re: Parnassien

              "en état de manque"
              Not just. Jonesing for sth is to crave it en manque.

                1. re: vielleanglaise

                  I remove my email info in 10 seconds.

              1. re: Parnassien

                "it's like a banh mi junkie en état de manque needing a fix"

                Oui, ca c'est moi.