A loaf of bread is completed within just a few minutes and always eye-catching by the green of vegetables, red, pink of meat topped a bit of sauce. Photo: foodclick.vn

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.

Banh mi Phuong shop in Hoi An Photo: hoian24h
Banh mi Phuong shop in Hoi An Photo: hoian24h

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.

Delicious breads from Banh mi Phuong Photo: piterdeedee
Delicious breads from Banh mi Phuong Photo: piterdeedee

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.

It is always crowded at the shop from very early in the morning until late at night and their customers are mostly foreigners and tourists. Photo: foody
It is always crowded at the bakery from very early in the morning until late at night and their customers are mostly foreigners and tourists. Photo: foody

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.

Photo: Gau Foursquare
Photo: Gau Foursquare

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 menu at Banh mi Phuong with lots of filling choices for customers Photo: Nicole M.
The menu at Banh mi Phuong with lots of filling choices for customers Photo: Nicole M.

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.

A delicious loaf of bread from Bánh mì Phuong Photo: mytour.vn
A delicious loaf of bread from Bánh mì Phuong Photo: mytour.vn

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.

A loaf of bread is completed within just a few minutes and always eye-catching by the green of vegetables, red, pink of meat topped a bit of sauce. Photo: foodclick.vn
A loaf of bread is completed within just a few minutes and always eye-catching by the green of vegetables, red, pink of meat topped a bit of sauce. Photo: foodclick.vn

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.

When it is busy, 3 of the staffs serving constantly Photo: channel.vcmedia.vn
When it is busy, 3 of the staffs serving constantly Photo: channel.vcmedia.vn

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.

Tourists enjoy their banh mi Phuong Photo: Thao H Foursquare
Tourists enjoy their banh mi Phuong Photo: Thao H Foursquare

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)
  • Foursquare: Reviews on Banh Mi Phuong
  • TripAdvisor: Reviews on Banh Mi Phuong
  • Facebook: Banh Mi Phuong Fanpage
Photo: giangmy.life
Photo: giangmy.life

Read more Hoi An travel guide at here.

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