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Best Dallas Banh Mi Finds

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The banh mi has become more popular in the past few years in Dallas. You see them on menus fused, and sometimes dazed and confused. The sandwich is a by-product of the French occupation of Vietnam, and starts with a wonderful baguette that displays an ever so crisp exterior, and a more inviting soft center. As for fillings, we often think grilled pork, and what a wondefful selection that can be. However, in Vietnam you might find a more interesting and broader choice of meats including Vietnamese sausage, roasted pork, spreadable pork liver pâté, grilled chicken, chicken floss, sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, and tofu.

To top your sandwich, you might select fresh or pickled vegetables such as cucumber slices, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include sriracha, sliced chilies, mayonnaise, and even cheese. Continue reading

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Where To Find A Great Banh Mi In Dallas

bahn_miby Steven Doyle

The banh mi has become more popular in the past few years in Dallas. You see them on menus fused, and sometimes dazed and confused. The sandwich is a by-product of the French occupation of Vietnam, and starts with a wonderful baguette that displays an ever so crisp exterior, and a more inviting soft center. As for fillings, we often think grilled pork, and what a wondefful selection that can be. However, in Vietnam you might find a more interesting and broader choice of meats including Vietnamese sausage, roasted pork, spreadable pork liver pâté, grilled chicken, chicken floss, sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, and tofu.

To top your sandwich, you might select fresh or pickled vegetables such as cucumber slices, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include sriracha, sliced chilies, mayonnaise, and even cheese.

We found some delicious versions of the banh mi in the Dallas area:   Continue reading

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The Pho House Opens Tomorrow

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There is a new pho option for those so inclined to slurp the Vietnamese soup. The Pho House opens for business in the Village on the Green at 5301 Alpha on Friday the 13th, very near the Galleria in the old Go Fish space across from Maximo’s.

The Pho House promises a seasonal menu with specialty dishes from three regions of Vietnam including Ha Noi, Hue and Saigon. Look for plenty of starters such as steamed dumplings and coconut steamed mussels, plus the customary salads, banh mi, and pho.

Our scout talks about a five spice rib that is a must try dish, plus many homemade desserts.  www.phohousedallasgalleria.com

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Ten Bells Tavern Midnight Food Binge Continues With The Banh Mi

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Midnight’s at Ten Bells Tavern in Bishop Arts is becoming the fashionable place to dine. This is where a list of chefs have occasionally lined up to take over the kitchen and feed the hungry masses with what is sometimes an experiment to gauge interest, as in the many ramen nights with Justin Holt, or simply to have fun doing what they do best, as in the case of chef April Barney who recently had her turn at the midnight shift at Ten Bells with her version of chicken and waffles.

I just heard from local chef Cody Sharp and he said it is time he made his favorite sandwich, the Banh Mi.  Continue reading

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Banh Mi From Lunch At Malai

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I had a chance to stop in Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen  yesterday for lunch and was taken in by the $7 Banh Mi. This is the sandwich made up of special Vietnamese baguette that is baked daily and is topped with pickled carrots, daikon radish, cucumbers, spicy aioli and Sriracha.  You are given a choice of proteins that include chicken, pulled pork, Vietnamese ham (say howdy this is delicious), fried tofu, seared shrimp or their own special meatballs.       Continue reading

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