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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Battle of the Banh Mi #1



Definition of Banh Mi: Vietnamese Baguette Sandwiches, most commonly filled with thinly sliced pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro, chili peppers, mayonnaise, and various meat or tofu.

Competitors: Pho Lang Thang vs. Nom Nom Truck

Story: Ever since I tried my first Tofu Banh Mi at Pho Lang Thang in Cincinnati, I've been:

A) Craving it
B) Addicted
C) Wanting to see how LA compared.

So this week I decided to check out the Nom Nom truck...

Findings: Nom Nom's bread was great but there was hardly any delicious filling! Not only does Pho Lang Thang have great bread, they really know how to stuff their Banh Mi. They also use a delicious garlic sauce that makes it soooo delish!

Conclusion: Sorry Nom Nom but Pho Lang Thang killed it. So I'm still on the hunt for the best Banh Mi in the West. Let the battle continue...

Shout out: If your a foodie and find yourself in Cincy, check out Pho Lang Thang located in the bustling Findlay Market- Ohio's oldest public Market. It's authentic, delicious, and cheap.



Nom Nom Truck's Tofu Banh Mi

4 comments:

  1. Hey Leela - you should try the LA Food truck "Phamish" (they have a twitter feed if you're ever looking for them). I haven't tried the place in OH, but these are pretty amazing. Every time they're close, we make sure to stop by and pick up some sandwiches for dinner! :)

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  2. Oooh thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely be on the look out for this truck. Perhaps it will be my Banh Mi Battle #2...

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  3. I don't like commenting when I agree on something because I enjoy sparking debate, and while I can say I have enjoyed the tacos from the Nom Nom trucks, but never the Bahn Mi, it doesn't surprise me that it was better on the east coast. I had this same issue with Cheesesteaks from Philly and from the west coast. No comparison. I think the east coast accents make you a better cook.

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  4. I've only tried the nom nom truck and I completely agree with you. It lacks a serious layer of filling! Hope I get the chance to try Pho Lang Thang sometime!

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