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A Sandwich a Day: Bánh Mì at Sao Mai

In a city full of many delicious foods, there is a bit of a shortage of truly excellent Vietnamese sandwiches. That' being said, New York isn't completely devoid of decent bánh mì, and the sandwiches we tried at Sao Mai were a sure indicator that we're moving in the right direction. More

A Sandwich a Day: Two New Vietnamese Sandwiches in Morningside Heights

There was a time back when your only options for Asian food in the Morningside Heights vicinity were a semi-decent Korean barbecue joint, pre-fab Japanese-ish sushi, or takeout Chinese joints that specialized in fried chicken. Things have improved massively since then. Today there's not just one, but two Vietnamese sandwich shops within walking distance of one another in the vicinity. I decided to hop on my bike and check them out in a head-to-head sandwich-off. More

Sandwich Hack: How to Make a Soft Shell Crab Banh Mi

Everything tastes good on a crusty baguette with cucumbers, pickled veggies, mayonnaise, and plenty of cilantro and jalapenos. That's why Eater X, who must remain nameless due to his government job in Chinatown, invented this mashup of a salt baked soft shell crab from Great NY Noodletown stuffed into a vegetarian Vietnamese sandwich from Banh Mi Saigon. More

We Try Every Sandwich At Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich

When we set out to find the best banh mi in Manhattan, we used the mixed cold cut banh mi as our benchmark. With this criteria, we know that within the confines of Chinatown, Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich on Broome Street serves the best. That said, how do their other sandwiches stack up? Do they do as well with hot sandwiches? Vegetarian sandwiches? Chicken? Are any of their salads worth a damn? And what about those summer roll appetizers? We decided to find out the only way we know how: by tasting everything on the menu. More

Breakfast at Sáu Voi Corp

Bánh mì seem easy to come by these days, with mainstream spots like Baoguette making the classic Vietnamese sub a household name; but funky little shops like Sau Voi Corp that sell them for $4 beside packs of cigarettes and lotto tickets are still a rare gem. More

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