Paris Sandwich

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Last Updated on June 4, 2015 by Chef Mireille

On my quest to find the best Bahn Mi sandwich in NY [that wonderful Vietnamese goodness of meat andor pate, pickled carrots, herbs, butter & mayo on a crispy French baguette] I started with the Paris Sandwich Shop which has two locations in the heart of Chinatown.

There are just a few long wooden tables – enough for about 20 people only. There is a 60 minute time limit at the tables so not the place to come for a leisurely lunch with a group of friends, but perfect for a quick bite before you do your Chinatown shopping.

In addition to Bahn Mi, they also sell European sandwiches & Vietnamese entrees, but I was there for Bahn Mi. Ordering was very easy. All the staff spoke English – not always the case in this part of town.  You order and then you walk to the back and wait for your number to be called. .  .very fast & very organized!

Now to the sandwich. The bread was the perfect baguette; not too soft with the perfect crisp when you bite into it. I ordered the grilled pork. .delicious with slight undertones of chili but nothing overpowering. .but my favorite part of the sandwich was missing. I love when I bite into a Bahn Mi and the delicious meat is balanced with the freshness of lots of mint and coriander.  This one had barely 2 coriander leaves and that was it!  The freshness which makes this meat filled sandwich perfect in summertime was missing.

So my quest for the perfect Bahn Mi continues…

— Sent from my Palm Pre

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About Chef Mireille

Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
Her extensive travel history provides a plethora of background information and Travel Tips!

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