Those of you who have enjoyed Vietnamese sandwiches abroad are familiar with the Bánh Mỳ Patê. With origins from the French colonial period—these are fresh baguettes filled with a slab of county style pork pate. While purists stick to the basics, you can also add cucumber and sausage slices, greens and a squirt of chili sauce for the perfect eat as you go snack. Another variety is the breakfast or Bánh Mỳ Trứng, which is a baguette filled with eggs (your choice of how many) scrambled with scallions, and like the bánh mỳ pate, with optional toppings such as cucumbers, herbs, and spicy sauce.
Where: Banh My “Tam” on Ngoc Khanh street, Bánh Mỳ Patê Restaurant Francais at 17 Lý Quốc Sư, Bánh Mỳ Hoàng Long no 68 Hòa Mã, Bánh Mỳ Huế no 9 Hòa Mã. There are many little temporary stands that pop up in the early morning hours serving bánh my trung. One fixed location serves up a tasty version of the breakfast sandwich as well as a variety of bánh mỳ patê all day just 50 meters down the road from “The Original Hostel”.
When: Breack fast and Lunch
How much: 15,000 – 25,000 dong
Also try: BÁNH MỲ BÍT TẾT, (Steak baguette)
Back in the western world, we would refer to this as a steak sandwich. Cooked in front of you and tasting absolutely awesome, it would definitely be prudent of you to search out one of these little spots and give it a try. Mouth watering to say the least.
Where: 61 Lò Sũ, 42 Bát Đàn and 51 Hàng Buồm
When: Lunch, Dinner or both
How much: 50,000 VND