Bodacious Bahn Mi (I am starting to dread the alliteration)October 20, 2010
What more do you want from a good sandwich than for it to be inexpensive, quickly made, filled with fresh ingredients, and most importantly, delicious? That is exactly what New Saigon in Chinatown provides for you if you stop in for one of their Bahn Mi sandwiches.
Offering a variety of different fillings from beef to tofu, these sandwiches are packed to the brim with fresh herbs and pickled vegetables. Topped with a little mayo, these feisty little sandwiches are packed with so many different flavors that somehow don’t fight each other. There is sweetness from the pickled veggies, sourness from the sauce used to cook the main ingredient, heat from the jalapenos, and whatever you want to call the flavor cilantro gives you, this sandwich has plenty of it.
For the low low low price of $3, this hearty sandwich can keep you full for a while. The crusty French baguette holds a lot of the flavors of the sauce and mayo, but it seemed to be a little on the stale side. They do offer a few other items, such as fresh made spring rolls and cans of soda. It takes about a minute to go from placing your order to sitting on one of the two stools enjoying your food, so you don’t need to take a ton of time out of your day to get a sandwich (and happen to be near Chinatown, that is).
So if you are looking for a quick meal, for a great price, that is actually tasty and filling, stop into New Saigon and get one of their Bahn Mi sandwiches, you will not be disappointed.