Being introduced and shared a lot on Foursquare or TripAdvisor, banh mi Phuong (Phuong Vietnamese bread/sandwich) has become familiar for any tourist travelling to Hoi An.
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In addition to Cao Lau (regional Vietnamese dish made with rice noodles, pork, and local greens, found only in the town of Hội An), Mi Quang (Quảng-style noodle), Banh Dap (cracked rice pancakes), Com ga (Chicken rice), Banh mi (Vietnamese bread/sandwich) is also regarded as a specialty in Hoi An.
Banh mi Phuong – with its hot and crunchy bread, delicious meat and pate, their own special sauce, and the way the greens and meat placed beautifully together – is an address tourists could not miss as travelling to this town.
Located on the street of Phan Chau Trinh, the bakery has never been without customer queuing. Late at night, you sometimes have to queue just to get a loaf of bread as there are so many people coming to enjoy the sandwich. An interesting thing is the bakery’s customers are mostly foreigners. They are delighted and really enjoy the sandwich with a distinct flavor that could not be found anywhere else in Vietnam.
The first reason that has to be mentioned is the menu with various choices of Banh mi Phuong. Customers will find it very easy to choose their favorite kind of banh mi with dozen of filling choices such as cheese, bacon, meat patty, sausage, etc. What makes it so special is the different sauces with Banh mi Phuong’s secret formula.
The greens served in banh mi are also diverse in comparison to the fillings. A lot of greens are put inside like cucumber, pickle, basil leaves, cilantro, spring onion, etc. The mixture between meat filling and vegetable make a loaf of banh mi becomes more delicious and relishing.
The taste of meat together with the moderate salty of the sauce, the freshness and crunchiness of the vegetables created the tastiness of well-known Banh mi Phuong. Perhaps this is the reason why the little bakery always got lots of compliment from the customers and tourists all over the world to Hoi An as well as appeared on a numerous foreign travel magazines, newspapers and websites.
Apart from that, queuing in front of the bakery, you will have a chance to observe Ms. Phuong (the owner of Banh mi Phuong) and her staffs’ fast movement of their hands serving while continuously asking for customers’ requirements for their banh mi. Indeed, in the quiet and peaceful pace of Hoi An the ancient town, the lively atmosphere at the banh mi bakery, their sweet voices contributed to create tourists’ attraction and attention.
Biting a piece of banh mi here, you can hardly forget the feeling it brings with the crunchiness, the warmth of the outside layer of the bread, the tasty filling, and their signature sauce. The price of a loaf of banh mi ranges from 10,000 VND to 20,000 VND depending on the type of banh mi you order.
Banh Mi Phuong Information
- Address: 2B, Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An town, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
- Phone number: 0905743773
- Opening hours: 6:30AM–9:30PM
- Price range: 10,000 VND to 20,000 VND (USD 0.45 to USD 0.9)
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