Vietnamese sandwiches around the world
Vietnamese sandwich (it is called “banh mi” in Vietnamese) became a familiar dish with Vietnamese people. Right after going out in the morning, you will immediately see tens of street stalls selling “banh mi” with different tastes such as sliced pork meat, pork pate, fried eggs and so on. Many international tourists used to think that Vietnam sanwich really replace “pho” to become the most favourite Vietnamese dish in the foreigners’ eyes.
Banh mi” sandwich – the dish of the subtle interference
In fact, Vietnamese sandwich is just a dish introduced into Vietnam by French colonists. Afterthat, it was changed to fit Vietnamese people’s taste and gradually become one of the most popular street food.
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Inspite of the imported food, it does not matter because according to the time, “banh mi” Vietnam has the remarkable improvements to make it typical and suitable with Vietnamese cuisine from how to make patching, ingredients to spices. Since then, it becomes the dish of the interference of culture and cuisine expressing the sophistication of both the East and the West.
Amazing the whole world!
Wherever Vietnamese people come, they also introduce street food to friends in the world. Accordingly, “Pho” opened a bright road to the world and “Hu tieu” (Rice noodle with pork and seafood) persuaded the worldclass well-known chef, Gordon Ramsay to recognize as one of the most delicious dishes he has ever tried in his life. And now, we have “banh mi” – a phenomenon makes the whole world admire.
It appears everywhere, on the newspapers, articles and blogs about tourism of foreign tourists. Vietnamese sandwich eateries mushrooms with the typical names such as Lee’s Sandwich, Bun Mee hay Ô Bánh Mì,…
In America, the eatery system of Lee’s Sandwich of Vietnamese owner Chieu Le with more than 55 stores operating in tens of states gradually becomes the “face” of Vietnam’s fast food. Mr. Chieu Le shared that he wanted to introduce Vietnamese sandwich to everyone and redefine the concept of fast food that has the default attachment with the food from America or the Europe.
Even Yum Brands – The corporation owns KFC and Pizza Hut opened a bakery in Texas and named it “Banh Shop”.
Besides, in Montreal (Canada), there are several stalls in shopping mall with the brandname of Cao Thang sandwich. In England, the beautiful country of mist also has some bakeries, namely, Keu, Banh Mi Bay or Banhmi 11.
Bon Mee is the sandwich truck I saw right in the yard of Harvard University. Only when having conversation with the owner did I know its sound actually means “banh mi”, said Ph.D of Cuisine and Nutrition, chef Phan Ton Tinh Hai. If coming to Culinary Institute of America (CIA, New York, the USA), you will caught Vietnamese sandwiches (they is clearly written “Bánh Mì”) as the common food.
In Asia, the presence of Vietnamese bread is also surprising. In Malaysia, there is a famous brandname called Ổ Bánh Mì, which is virtually a “big bang” and becomes the favorite address of Malayan. In Thailand, mobile sandwich trucks over the city are the most noticeable and solicitingly welcomed.
“Vietnamese sandwich has the essential factors to meet the international standards on fast food. A Vietnam bread can provide the same amount of energy as American burger”, confirmed marketing expert, founder and CEO of Pizza Home, Hoang Tung.