Vietnamese sandwiches (a.k.a banh mi) are a hidden gem. Every time someone I know discovers the incredible flavor of a Vietnamese sandwich, it is all they can talk about for days (months, years...).
Why is it so good? Could it be the fresh cilantro, the pickled carrots? Perhaps it is the bread - a warm, flaky, Vietnamese version of a French baguette - that so lovingly encompasses the ingredients. Or maybe it is the sriracha sauce, a hot chili sauce found on the table of every Vietnamese sandwich joint in the city.
Luckily for us all, we live in New York City, and Vietnamese sandwiches aren't hard to come by. , at 311 Atlantic Avenue, makes some of the best, at only $5.75 a pop.
The Classic Vietnamese Sandwich comes with ground pork, pate, cucumbers, pickled carrots, and fresh cilantro, packed into that delicious baguette. The complimentary flavors offer a heavy, filling, meaty sandwich, with a fresh kick and mild spice. The sandwich is simple, but you will crave the flavor for days to come.