Banh mi isn’t your average sandwich. It’s a historical art form.
Stemming from France’s occupation of Vietnam in the mid-19th century, the dish is a flavorful combination of Vietnamese and French flavors, in which a crispy and fluffy French baguette serves as the cradle for succulent meats, fresh and pickled vegetables, creamy sauces, and at times, a lathering of pate or aioli.
Though a result and reminder of colonization, this budget-friendly street food has turned into a beloved signature within the Vietnamese community. Home to one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the country, Houston harbors ample restaurants that are dishing out expertly made sandwiches, alongside comforting bowls of pho and vermicelli.
Try it for yourself, using this list of some of the best banh mi in the city.
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