Banh Mi in Saigon

I just returned from an intensive eating vacation that meandered through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. One of the highlights, without a doubt, were the delicious banh mi sandwiches we ate in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). To call them simply Vietnamese subs would be an insult. They begin with the greatest French bread – much wider than a baguette – and are filled, generally speaking, with either pork rolls, grilled pork or roasted pork, plus liver pâté and homemade mayo. The freshness of the condiments, including daikon radish, cilantro and cucumber, enlivens these hearty sandwiches, which can usually be found for about $1.50. I visited a pair of well-known shops on this visit, each offering a very unique version. Hope you enjoy the video.

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