Fodor's Expert Review Banh Mi Phuong

$ Old Town Vietnamese Fodor's Choice

Ms. Phuong serves from a simple little take-away counter, next door to a bakery on the edge of Old Town. When famed foodie Anthony Bourdain visited, he declared the banh mi served here to be quite possibly the best in Vietnam; and he might just be right. What you get here is a symphony in a sandwich, and though both her menu and popularity have grown, Phuong is still serving up the same secret family recipes and silence-inducing sandwiches. Bourdain's favorite banh mi deluxe is a pork feast consisting of a mouth-meltingly slow-roasted five-spiced fillet, a rich peppery pate, a handful of herbs, pickled vegetables, and finished off with a generous scoop of mayonnaise, smoked chili sauce, and messy fried egg. Phuong also has vegetarian alternatives; ask for banh mi chay.

Vietnamese Lively Breakfast Lunch Brunch Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2B Phan Chau Trinh
Hoi An, Quang Nam  Vietnam

Known For:
  • Delicious Bahn Mi
  • Old Town staple
  • Worth the wait

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