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Banh Mi + Pho in the same place?

SarahN Jan 19, 2014 09:59 AM

When one is craving pho... and the other half is craving a banh mi... is there any one Vietnamese place in Minni that does both well?

Sidenote: Looks like Pho Tao Bay does banh mi - and I love their pho. Does the banh mi stand up?

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    getgot211 RE: SarahN Jan 19, 2014 10:45 AM

    I was going to say Pho Tao Bay, yes they are good. Grilled chicken or pork, extra meat.

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      stepawayfromthetable RE: getgot211 Jan 19, 2014 11:36 PM

      This is a Minnie/St. Paul thread so ipho/Saigon works on Univ. in St. Paul. That's my go to place for bahn mi and they also have a full menu. I go for extra bbq pork!

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        shanemio RE: stepawayfromthetable Jan 23, 2014 09:56 PM

        I love their extra pork banh mi also. It is my fav.

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      ChillyDog RE: SarahN Jan 19, 2014 12:42 PM

      Our go to for that particular fix is iPho by Saigon.

      Edit- Oops. By Minni, did you mean Minneapolis? If so, then nevermind.

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        SarahN RE: ChillyDog Jan 19, 2014 01:13 PM

        Yes, Minneapolis. This is the MSP board, correct?

        Pho Tao Bay it is. I'm curious to see what their banh mi is like. We make our own at home so often, I forget how cheap+easy they are out.

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          ChillyDog RE: SarahN Jan 19, 2014 02:38 PM

          So sorry for asking for a clarification if you meant all of MSP or just Minneapolis. It won't happen again.

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            shanemio RE: SarahN Jan 20, 2014 09:29 AM

            This is the Minneapolis - St Paul board. Sorry if you aren't asking for St Paul picks because ipho is mine also. Good pho and great banh mi.

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              steve_in_stpaul RE: shanemio Jan 21, 2014 05:26 AM

              St. Paul is not THAT far away from Minneapolis. For good bahn mi AND pho, iPho Saigon is the place.

        2. phokingood RE: SarahN Jan 20, 2014 04:44 PM


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            ibew292 RE: phokingood Jan 20, 2014 05:01 PM

            Used to be good but now????? I wish Quangs were as good as they used to be. Banh Mi still good but Pho lacking in every way.

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              ChancesR RE: phokingood Jan 20, 2014 05:15 PM

              Isn't Banh Mi strictly a "to go" item at Quang?

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                phokingood RE: ChancesR Jan 21, 2014 06:55 AM

                I believe you're right. I've only been there once (last week) and they were at the counter.

                Yes Quangs is good. Their Broth was better than PTB or Pho79 but their tripe and tendon were worse as they both undercooked.

                My go to spot is Pho Tau Bay.

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                  Foureyes137 RE: ChancesR Jan 21, 2014 07:22 AM

                  We order banh mi to the table @ Quang, so it's not takeout only.

                  And what do people think the -SP in MSP stands for?

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                    phokingood RE: Foureyes137 Jan 21, 2014 07:30 AM

                    I think some people are dyslectic and read it as MPS or MPLS?

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                      phokingood RE: phokingood Jan 21, 2014 09:36 AM

                      I just seen this on a review site.

                      "Ginger Hop has a fun, Southeast Asia meets Northeast MSP interior"

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                        The Dairy Queen RE: phokingood Jan 27, 2014 05:15 PM

                        Unless it's changed in the past couple of years, and it quite possibly has, Ginger Hop's banh mi is awful.


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                      shanemio RE: Foureyes137 Jan 23, 2014 09:56 PM

                      I know, I know. Mpls is Minneapolis. MSP is Minneapolis St Paul. Gad, we are confusing.

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                  griff322 RE: SarahN Jan 26, 2014 01:58 PM

                  I'd go to Jasmine Deli!

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                    DukeFan RE: SarahN Jan 26, 2014 02:17 PM

                    La belle Crepe in the medical arts building downtown. both are quite good

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