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Banh Mi Croissants Will Soon Debut in Westchase

Banh Appetit also brings noodle bowls and Thai tea to the neighborhood

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Banh Appetit, a new Vietnamese eatery offering a twist on the classic banh mi, will soon open its doors in Westchase.

A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that it’s set to open at 11191 Westheimer Road next week. The shop will offer a fast-casual vibe and quick service, and is a project of the minds behind popular hot dog pop-up Spicy Dog. Even though the name is identical, Banh Appetit is not affiliated with the food truck that used to sling banh mi at Houston Food Park before shuttering in 2014.

Though the traditional baguette will also be on offer, Banh Appetit will employ a flaky croissant as the vehicle for its banh mi, stuffing them with pork belly that’s cooked sous vide for 16 hours, lemongrass chicken or beef, buttery scrambled eggs, and “special seasoning” tofu. Noodle bowls made with vermicelli or soba and topped with the aforementioned proteins will also be on offer, along beverages like Thai tea and Houston’s own Caphin Coffee.

Stay tuned for Banh Appetit’s official opening date in Westchase.