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limster Feb 2, 2014 02:41 PM

The banh mi had good crusty bread, crisp on the surface, breaking easily into a cushiony interior. Got their banh mi vietnams that came with two types of sliced pork, and some sweet creamy mayo in the centre, and perhaps a bit of pate, but not much of the livery flavour. Not much of the umami from a usual dash of maggi, but there's a nice coriander to top things off. Falls into the realm of very good not great for me.

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    klyeoh Feb 3, 2014 11:27 PM

    Any crisp sweet pickles (carrots, turnips)? I love those in banh mi.

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    1. re: klyeoh
      limster Feb 4, 2014 04:44 AM

      Yep - the bunch of the usual condiments. The pickles were sort of at the bottom with the mayo.

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        klyeoh Feb 4, 2014 09:16 PM

        There's no substitute for having one off the streets of Saigon or Hanoi, but my fave in Singapore is from Baguette the Viet Deli in Vivocity (next to Jamie Oliver's Italian) - generous amount of sweet pickled vegies plus cut red peppers & sprigs of coriander leaves atop the pressed ham and liver pate.

         
    2. Paprikaboy Feb 3, 2014 04:49 AM

      Good to see they're still knocking out decent banh mi.Haven't been for a while. I like their banh mi vietnams. Too much coriander for my liking but the pork was good and I thought the pate had a nice liver punch. Maybe changed the pate they're using?
      BTW I believe I read on here that they stopped doing banh mi but reinstated them due to an outcry on Facebook.

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