Friday, 21 December 2012

Banh Mi Boys

Location: 392 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A9, Canada
There has been a lot of hype around Banh Mi Boys since it opened last year. 
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They've taken the traditional Bánh mì sandwich and upscaled it with ingredients such as onion chutney, kimchi, hoisin sauce and lime vinaigrette to name a few.
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Five Spice Pork Belly with braised pork belly and pickled radish
The pork belly was tender and tasty and it was fantastic combined with the crisp carrots & cucumber, aromatic cilantro and pickled daikon. Despite the crusty banh mi bun, I thought the sauce helped to soften the inside of the bun and it brought all the ingredients together nicely.
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Grilled Chicken with Garlic Soy and Asian BBQ sauce
The grilled chicken was juicy and absorbed the garlic soy and Asian BBQ sauce well. This banh mi had medium spicy sauce which definitely up-ed the heat factor.

Overall: The Banh Mi sandwiches at Banh Mi Boys are fantastic! They really stayed true to the roots of Vietnamese banh mi's (crunchy buns, sliced cucumbers, pickled daikon, coriander) but they added their own Asian fusion spin to the sandwiches. Also, who can forget the prices? $5.99 for a sandwich downtown is a steal!

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2 comments:

  1. My favourite place for a quick eat in the area!

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  2. My fav snack at this place is their pork belly bao sandwiches. Give it a try if you are ever there again! Their Bao is perfection!

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