Bao Sandwich Bar

A recent post on Reddit came to my attention yesterday and I knew I had to pay them a visit. They sell banh mi, the Vietnamese sub, as well as bao and a few other items, but the banh mi is why I went.

It’s a comfort food, I’ve eaten too many of them to count since my childhood. It’s so simple: french bread, pate, mayonnaise, cold cuts, carrots, daikon, cucumber, and cilantro.

I was running errands today and decided to end my trip at the shop, which is conveniently located near Wilfrid Laurier, but not the easiest to find. It’s in the back of a building and you have to walk all the way around.

Five Spices Pork
Crackling Pork

There was some confusion when I ordered my sandwiches. I thought there would be some kind of traditional meat available but the “banh mi 2.0” style is with much different meats. I got the Five Spices Babe and Crackle Belly on banh mi. Both of them were quite good, I liked the Crackle Belly more than the Five Spices sandwich. Looking at their menu again, I should definitely give the Dynasty Duck and Seoul Beef one a try on my next visit.

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