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Them Vietnamese Sandwiches

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by TyCooN, Jan 7, 2011.



  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    yes
     


  2. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    if i am at a vietnamese restaurant and have over $4 in my wallet, but less than $7.50, then yes i may order banh mi instead of pho or bun.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Bahn mi are 2.95 here. Soooooooo good.
     


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    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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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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    BC2012 Senior Member

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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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    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG] 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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    [​IMG] ..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. [​IMG] I have a feeling I'd enjoy one thoroughly, though, seems to be everything I like, and more.
     


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    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    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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    [​IMG] 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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    ^^^^^^^^^
    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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    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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


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    http://www.anchoinyc.com/ Then there are places like An Choi that try to upscale the sandwich. Their results are uneven, though.
     


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