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Banh Mi - new thread

robodog Nov 6, 2013 07:02 AM

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. Parigi Nov 6, 2013 07:12 AM

    Je suis toujours en deuil !

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    1. re: Parigi
      robodog Nov 6, 2013 09:21 AM

      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
        vielleanglaise Nov 6, 2013 01:12 PM

        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
          Parigi Nov 6, 2013 02:36 PM

          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. Parnassien Nov 6, 2013 11:27 AM

        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
          vielleanglaise Nov 6, 2013 01:16 PM

          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
            Parnassien Nov 6, 2013 02:38 PM

            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
              Parigi Nov 6, 2013 02:45 PM

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

              1. re: Parigi
                vielleanglaise Nov 6, 2013 03:00 PM


                1. re: vielleanglaise
                  Parigi Nov 6, 2013 03:05 PM

                  I remove my email info in 10 seconds.

              2. re: Parnassien
                robodog Nov 6, 2013 03:07 PM

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

                Oui, ca c'est moi.

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