Q Bakery: Is There a Better Bánh Mì Baguette?

Is it possible that there is a better place in Seattle that serves better bành mì than either Saigon Deli or Seattle Deli? A provocative question here in the Seattle area where the sheer number of places that serve the sandwich means everyone has his or her own favorite. I can say this though. I might've found... Continue Reading →

Bánh mì at 35,000 feet: What’s Wrong with Airline Food?

Why, oh, why? That's what I keep asking myself. Did I have to fork over $7 for a chicken bánh mì that Alaska Airlines was offering for sale on my flight from Los Angeles to Seattle? Maybe I can be excused when Los Angeles International Airport has what must be the crappiest food service options... Continue Reading →

The Pig and the Lady at the KCC Farmers Market (Honolulu, HI)

No sooner did we have an outstanding dinner at The Pig and the Lady last Tuesday than we came across them at the Honolulu Saturday Farmers Market. What was one of Honolulu’s hottest new restaurants doing here?, I wondered. It isn’t so strange, as it turns out, for The Pig and the Lady started out... Continue Reading →

Saigon Cafe & Deli: Another Bánh Mì Surprise on the Eastside

On the Eastside, finding a place that sells good bánh mì is a challenge. The choices are much better in Seattle where the concentration of Vietnamese communities and businesses makes it more likely you'd find very good examples of the classic Vietnamese sandwiches. Not too long ago, a friend and I ate at Yeh Yeh... Continue Reading →

Banh Mi Usurper on the Eastside? Yeh Yeh’s

Getting a good banh mi sandwich on the Eastside is problematic. Several places sell them, but not exclusively, which doesn't mean that they're bad. It's just that the best places, like those in Seattle, specialize in this delicious Vietnamese sandwich. Much attention is paid to using the freshest bread and preparing the variety of fillings... Continue Reading →

Who’s Got Seattle’s Best Banh Mi, Seattle Deli or Saigon Deli?

We're fortunate here in the Seattle area to have several delis and bakeries that serve good bánh mì sandwiches, Vietnamese inventions that transform a version of the French baguette into a savory fusion of bread, meat (or tofu) and vegetables. Seattle is one of those lucky cities in America to have a thriving bánh mì culture,... Continue Reading →

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