Banh Mi at Saigon Sisters

(Videography by Todd Rosenberg)


All month long we’re roaming around the Chicago French Market, sampling some of the best bites. So far, we’ve introduced you to the glories of gourmet take-out at Wisma, as well as the crispier-than-thou frites at Frietkoten. Today, we’re heading to Vietnam, sort of, for the traditional banh mi sandwich at Saigon Sisters. This kiosk began here, then evolved into a bricks-and-mortar operation just down the street, on Lake, beneath the Green Line train. Their bread source remains a secret (not Nhu Lan or Ba Le, I asked), but it retains that good crisp-to-soft ratio and holds within its walls the juicy, fatty-rich meats and patés you would come to expect from the finer banh mi shops in town.

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