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Gai Banh Mi

37 Nguyen Trai St.
near New World, half a block southwest of traffic circle; sign on street cart says banh my/xiu mai
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Americans have gone crazy for this ingenious French-Vietnamese sandwich, but you haven’t really tasted banh mi until you’ve tracked down the venerated Gai Banh Mi cart in Ho Chi Minh City’s First District. Coins of brazier-sizzled minced pork go into a crisp split baguette, with chili sauce, cilantro sprigs, and cucumbers. The whole is swaddled in newspaper and tied with a rubber band to take home—or ecstatically devour on the sidewalk.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • No Reservations
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Only

Cash Only: 1

Cuisine Type:: Food Cart


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