Six super bánh mì
February 21, 2015 - bbq set
Sandwiches are positively a best invention given sliced bread: a unstable dish with unconstrained possibilities. The bánh mì, a Vietnamese sandwich that infuses French and southeast Asian culinary traditions, combines thin-crusted, feather-light French bread with layers of liver pâté, pig swell and other meats and tops them with cilantro, prohibited peppers slices, preserved carrots and daikon radish. A lurch of Maggi seasoning and mayonnaise supplement tasty flavor, sketch a taste from honeyed to prohibited in a singular bite. A few Madison-area restaurants have combined this renouned sandwich to their permanent menu, with a approaching internal flair. Where will your bánh mì journey lead?
Viet Hoa Market
Made in-house each day, and prepackaged for grab-and-go service, Viet Hoa’s bánh mì is as authentic as it gets in Madison. It facilities liver pâté, conduct cheese, ham and steamed pig sausage (cha lu) with a robust jalapeño slice, preserved daikon and carrots and cilantro and a dollop of mayo, pulpy between baguette halves. The sandwiches generally sell out by noon. Call forward to place an sequence or to have them set aside a sandwich—you will be blissful we did.
4602 Monona Dr., 661-1300
Mermaid offers dual bánh mì variations featuring locally sourced ingredients. The pig accumulation starts with a crusty Madison Sourdough baguette, that is surfaced with luscious Jordandal Farms pulled pork, a daikon and carrot slaw, preserved cucumber slices and cilantro. Mermaid’s famous Bánh Meatless offers a tasty choice for vegetarians but sacrificing any season or texture. Firm squares of turmeric-lemongrass-marinated tofu are baked, afterwards piled with toppings. Both sandwiches are pulpy on a panini before being served, ensuing in a warm, gratifying break inside and out.
1929 Winnebago St., 249-9719
Chef Tory Miller’s chronicle of a bánh mì starts in an astonishing way—with bread sourced from a internal Mexican bakery. As expected, however, it seamlessly integrates with a house-made toppings: grilled pork, ham pâté, lettuce, preserved vegetables, jalapeño and spices firm with Kewpie mayo. It’s accessible during a noodle bar or for carry-out.
10 N. Livingston St., 630-9400
Saigon Noodles’s renouned bánh mì sandwiches offer something for everyone. The many normal option, a “house special,” includes a inexhaustible apportionment of sliced ham and pâté layered with a swath of mayo, jalapeño slices and, of course, preserved carrots and radishes. The frail membrane of a bread and chewy particle offer usually a right volume of give and prop we for a sharp break of peppers inside. Bánh mì variations embody grilled beef, lemongrass and honey-grilled duck or pork, or tofu, all with a same toppings. The sandwiches are accessible for take-out only.
6754 Odana Rd., 827-9120
When pig farmers emanate a bánh mì for their restaurant, we can suppose that a beef is abounding and amazing. Batch Bakehouse’s ciabatta hurl is surfaced with house-made sharp mayo, a luscious square of Cajun sharp sausage, a inexhaustible covering of chicken-liver pâté and a movable ham cut and is smothered with uninformed cucumbers, jalapeño, cilantro and house-made daikon and preserved carrots. It’s served with a homemade side of your choice.
600 W. Verona Ave., Verona, 848-3298
Saigon Sandwiches (food cart)
Madison’s initial mobile bánh mì offering, a Saigon Sandwiches food transport can be found during West Johnson and Charter streets weekdays year-round (check their Facebook page for daily updates). Perfect for those who like a build-your-own sandwich model, Saigon’s bánh mì offerings embody a choice of protein—meatballs, steamed pig roll, tofu, BBQ pork, duck or a beef combo. Top your sandwich with a entire preserved veggies, jalapeño and mayo. Add pâté and boiled crispy onions for combined deliciousness.
273 N. Charter St., 515-8564