Fresh Out of the Oven: Banh Mi Kitchen serves the quintessential Vietnamese specialty in a cozy shop off a busy alleyway in Central. The breads here are said to be baked fresh daily, directly on site, based on a recipe by local baker RISE Boulangerie.
Look & Feel: The setup is reminiscent of a deli, with Vietnamese-style baguettes laid out behind a glass counter and white faux brick walls all round.
On the Menu: Take your pick from around a half dozen banh mi varieties, including the classic (pate, cold cuts, mayo, $48) and the charred char siu ($52). Lemongrass chicken; marinated meatballs and even a vegetarian option are also available.
Great For: A quick lunch. When you’re craving a sandwich.
FYI: Proprietor Ryan Ching fell in love with banh mi while working in Vietnam for a former company, and that’s how Bánh Mì Kitchen was born.
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