Hoi An bread is considered as “the best bread in the world”, it is a street food that most tourists want to enjoy when traveling to Vietnam.
If you try once to search on the world’s number one search engine site – Google the keyword “best banh mi in Vietnam”, the first name you see on the front page is “Banh mi Phuong” – ban. It is not an exaggeration to say that Phuong’s banh mi shop in Vietnam is famous throughout the country and abroad. On social networks or travel websites such as Tripadvisor or Foursquare, many people, including foreigners, do not hesitate to praise this small restaurant.
Although the area is not large, the small restaurant located at 2B, Phan Chau Trinh street, Hoi An is never empty. The shop is usually open from 6am to 10pm every day of the week. The menu here is also very diverse with more than 20 different fillings for diners to choose from: burgers, spring rolls, pate, chicken with avocado and salad, cheese and onions, beef rolls with cheese, meat smoked,…
However, the attraction of those small Hoi An bread rolls is the sauce. Banh mi Phuong is covered with a homemade sauce according to a very special secret recipe. It makes the eater stay attached to the taste of that delicious dish, not even leaving a drop of sauce on their hands. Besides, the inside of the cake also plays an important role in creating the deliciousness, toughness, crunchiness, aroma, and fleshiness of the loaf. Bread at Phuong restaurant is usually produced by family members.
The deliciousness of those cakes is hard to put into words. It gives each person a different feeling, a different emotion. A reporter from the famous travel magazine Travelfish commented: “If you want to know how delicious Phuong’s bread is, just imagine a certain delicious dish you’ve tasted, then multiply it by 100 times.” Or American chef Anthony Bourdain, who is famous for his series of food memoirs, must also say: “That’s a symphony in a sandwich!”
Madame Khanh’s Hoi An bread
Also among the top delicious breads besides Phuong bread in Hoi An , there is another bakery that also receives high praise, which is Madame Khanh bread. At first, the delicious restaurant in Hoi An just called Khanh bread – the name of the owner’s husband, Loc. After that, foreign guests came here to enjoy and with love and respect gave the restaurant a more “western” name – Madame Khanh’s Banh Mi, also known as “The Banhmi Queen”.
Customers will never forget the attentive, dedicated and cute owner, who always adds a little “carefulness and joy” to each loaf of bread. For Mrs. Loc (Madame Khanh), getting up early to prepare ingredients, standing at the counter to prepare each loaf of bread for customers for the past 30 years is not only her job but also her joy and love.
Madame Khanh Hoi An bread – Hoi An dining place only costs from 10 – 20,000 VND, a price that is too cheap for you to enjoy “all of Hoi An”. Banh mi queen always has the look of Mrs. Loc, of Hoi An: close to familiarity, traditional and indigenous, but mixed with Western Europe, making diners both at home and abroad seem like everyone. is seeing the image of his homeland, his country.
Although it is just a snack, many people still consider it a fast food, but bread requires a rather elaborate processing process, with many different stages. Holding a loaf of bread with all kinds of fillings, you will feel its own unique flavor.
Banh Mi Than – a “friendly” bakery with local people
Located at 227 Ly Thuong Kiet, right in front of The Gioi Di Dong shop, Aunt Than’s bakery, although few tourists visit, still has a lot of locals living nearby to eat. The price of bread is very cheap, only 8-10k for a full loaf of sausage and char siu, the broth in the bread has a special sweet taste so you will want to come back to enjoy the bread. that of Aunt Than. In addition to char siu bread, there are also omelet bread, ham cake, banh mi, vegetarian bread, spoiled for choice, you can order more soy milk or corn milk. A full breakfast of bean milk bread, full of nutrients, full of belly but less than 20k, meets all 3 criteria of delicious, nutritious, and cheap!