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i love banh mi

hanoi had some of the worst banh mis i have ever had. there was this random banh mi joint near tufts medical school that was daaamn good. i eat a banh mi every other day i'm in nyc. -_- god. i love a good banh mi
 

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Banh mi have become quite the hipster staple in most cities. Go to Yelp and start a thread on where to get banh mi and you'll have about ten thousand responses that slowly devolve into a thread about how shitty Pitchfork is now and about how hard it is to write an English lit term paper wasted on PBR.
 

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the more people that eat banh mi the more business they get and that's fine by me. personally i think only hipsters characterize hipsters. non hipsters could care less about hipsters. i think its probably a unique social group in that the in group is determined by an out group who is actually also the in group its a delicious sandwich. who cares how many hipsters eat it or know about it
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
..hanoi had some of the worst banh mis i have ever had...i

Banh Mi Hanoi in Saigon is really good!
 

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I've actually never eaten a banh mi, even though I ate pho at least 3-5 times a week in college. :\\ They just didn't have any around where I lived, and there's none where I live here.
I have a feeling I'd enjoy one thoroughly, though, seems to be everything I like, and more.
 

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Originally Posted by chomeo
Banh Mi Hanoi is Saigon is really good!

lol!

i would kill for a proper saigon style banh mi or hanoi style pho in my collegetown. i dont understand why no one's thought of it. cheap, delicious, i think ppl would make a killing.

we've had a pho, banh mi place based on local organic foods, but price was too high for college students. i dont think poor students particularly care. the other vietnamese place is owned by a chinese and tastes like chinese food
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
the more people that eat banh mi the more business they get and that's fine by me. personally i think only hipsters characterize hipsters. non hipsters could care less about hipsters. i think its probably a unique social group in that the in group is determined by an out group who is actually also the in group its a delicious sandwich. who cares how many hipsters eat it or know about it

Just an observation. Doesn't deter or provoke me into eating them. I think they are good most of the time, but I've never characterized one as great. It's a sandwich made with pate and mostly cheaper meats with some cucumber, carrots and parsley. Nothing amazing - it's just different (and mostly cheaper) than most sub shops. My point about the hipsters is that the sandwich has "blown up" because of the hipster attention it gets. 5 years ago your average city-dweller didn't know what banh mi were. Now they are a staple in a lot of cities. Hipster online blogging has a ton to do with that. Good for Viet-owned sandwich shops and poor college kids - nothing more, nothing less.
 

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^^^^^^^^^
It's because they cost less than $3 often times. What broke kid isn't going to love a tasty sandwich that costs so little?
 

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Originally Posted by Nil
^^^^^^^^^
It's because they cost less than $3 often times. What broke kid isn't going to love a tasty sandwich that costs so little?


Agreed.
 

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i agree with you. nothing mind boggling. just delicious food at a good price.
 

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