To set the record straight, it is spelled BANH MI. If you go to any restaurant and you see it spelled "Bahn mi" you know it's not authentic because they can't even spell it correctly.
Bánh Mì, which literally translates as "bread" is used synonymously as a type of Vietnamese sandwich that consists of a light and fluffy french baguette, filling of meat either cold cuts or grilled, cucumber, pickled daikon & carrots and Vietnamese aioli & a soy sauce.
A standard Bánh Mì consists of
- a light and fluffy french baguette, crispy on the outside and ideally hollow on the inside. The bread should never be dense.
- filling of meat either cold cuts or grilled
cucumber, pickled daikon & carrots
- Vietnamese aioli, pate, & a sauce, usually soy
At Bún Mì we try to stay as close to the bánh mì structure as possible, making some tweaks to update and adapt to local tastes and preferences.
Our delectable mushroom bánh mì is a modern adaptation that is vegan friendly, packed with delicious veggies such as grilled onions, mushrooms and fresh arugal, guaranteed to be one of a kind bánh mì that even meat lovers will enjoy.
Fun fact: sometimes food is synonymous with the ingredient. For example "bánh mì" is bread but also means a sandwich. While "cơm" means cooked rice, it also used as reference to a meal. So if someone invites you to "ăn cơm" they mean "come have a meal with me" not just "come eat cooked rice with me". You could be eating noodles for dinner but the generic term ăn cơm is used.