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Banh Mi for Me and You

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VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES MAKE THEIR MARK IN CHARLESTON

Banh Mi Sandwich  Photo by Anabel Jones
Photo by Anabel Jones

Football season is in full swing and we are constantly looking for good eats to go along with what is hopefully (fingers crossed!) a great game. Whether you are packed in the stands or cozy on the couch, there’s a chance one hand will be occupied by a cold brew. What’s in the other hand? Hopefully it’s a bahn mi—a scrumptious sammie that packs a punch.

Recently, we’ve become fans of the bahn mis from Bon Banh Mi, located at 162 Spring Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The duo behind this new joint has been making these sandwiches for years. So, when you sink your teeth into a lemongrass chicken or red curry braised beef banh mi you know you’re in good hands. Crispy, yet chewy bread, in-house pickled carrots and daikon, and crispy fried shallots are just some of the accoutrement set to go with the out-of-this-world meat.

This is no gut-busting sandwich, but it’s sure to keep you full. You’ll have just enough room to wash it down with a pale lager as recommended by Jason Sakran and Jeremy Spencer, the geniuses behind the red curry braised beef banh mi.

 

Braised Red Curry Beef Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Vegetables
from Jason Sakran and Jeremy Spencer of Bon Bahn Mi, in Charleston SC