Our search for the best banh mi ended at Banh Mi Phuong in Hoi An Vietnam. Watch our video to see why we fell in love with the number 9 sandwich and why we ate it four days in a row.
During three weeks of food travel in Hanoi, we kept looking for a great banh mi, but, alas, we never found one. Ironically, we found the best banh mi in Vietnam at Banh Mi Phuong on our second day in Hoi An, the charming, touristy city in the center of the country.
The Banh Mi seems like a simple sandwich, but the iconic Vietnamese food is one of the best sandwiches in the world. At least when they’re made correctly.
Starting with baguettes that would make a French chef proud, the industrious Vietnamese sandwich makers at Banh Mi Phuong work in harmony to build the best possible banh mi for each customer. Herbs are fresh and condiments are flavorful.
By our fourth visit, we were arguably regulars. We realized this when the server knew our order (numbers eight and nine) before we said it out loud. For self-proclaimed sandwich experts, this was a victory that deserved a celebratory beer.
If you don’t believe us, then ask the motley crew patiently waiting for their banh mi sandwiches in front of the restaurant at all times of day and night. Young, old, male, female – all share our banh mi love.
Banh Mi Phuong is located at 2B Phan Châu Trinh, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam.
Banh Mi Video
Have we convinced you yet? Either way, watch our YouTube video to see us eat the best banh mi in Vietnam at Banh Mi Phuong, one of the best Hoi An restaurants for eating Banh Mi sandwiches.
About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
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We self-funded our multiple trips to Hoi An.
Original Publication Date: September 23, 2016