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Local Banh Mi Saigon Vietnamese Sandwiches - 38th & Victoria

Discussion in 'Food, Drinks and Dining' started by milquetoast, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Just discovered this new Viet sub place on Victoria and 38th. They have a 20% Off Grand Opening special from April 18 to May 2nd, 2015.

    Banh Mi Saigon LTD. Vietnamese Sandwiches
    5397 Victoria Dr. (38th & Victoria)
    Vancouver, BC V5P 3V6
    Open 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm

    Cash only


    It replaced Can-Trust Aquarium and Grocery which has been at that spot forever. The space has been renovated so it's clean inside with lots of seating available.

    As for the food, I got the #1 special. It was tasty and on par with the top Vietnamese sub places in Vancouver. Bread is baked in house and they are generous with the toppings and pate. This place is legit. :up:

    Banh Mi Saigon is slightly more expensive at $4.50 (compared to $3.75 at Tung Hing Bakery) without the discount. I wish their pickled vegetables were more sour but that's a personal preference. Of note, they have a decently sized menu which includes fresh sugar cane juice. Only thing I would add is a nem nuong (pork patty) sub and maybe more drinks like avocado shakes, jack fruit, soursop, plum soda etc.


  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Took a picture of the menu but my face ended up in the glass reflection so I'll transcribe it instead. Prices as of April 27, 2015.

    Every sandwich includes vegetable, radish, carrot, cilantro, jalapeno
    Extra meat $1.00 / Extra vegetable $0.50

    1. Special Dac Biet - $4.50
    ham, head cheese, meat ball, meat loaf, pate, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Thit nguoi, xiu mai, giothu, cha, pate, bo, xidau, rau cai

    2. Vietnamese Bacon Baroi -$4.50
    V bacon, meat loaf, pate, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Ba roi, cha, pate, bo, xidau, rau cai

    3. Chicken Ga - $4.00
    chicken, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Ga, bo, xidau, rau cai

    4. Shredded Pork Bi - $3.75
    Shredded pork, green onion and oil, fish sauce, vegetable
    Bi, mohanh, nuoc mam, rau cai

    5. Cold Cut Thit Nguoi - $3.75
    Cold cut, headcheese, meat loaf, pate, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Thit nguoi, giothu, cha, pate, bo, xidau, rau cai

    6. Meat Loaf Cha Lua - $3.75
    Meat loaf, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Cha lua, bo, xidau, rau cai

    7. Meat Ball Xiu Mai - $3.75
    Meat ball, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Xiu mai, bo, xi dau, rau cai

    8. Veggie Chay - $3.75
    Tofu, cook veggie, homemade mayo, soy sauce, vegetable
    Dau hu, rau cai, bo xidau

    Sugar Cane Nuoc Mia (M) $4.00 (L) $5.00
    Ice Tamarind Juice Nuoc Da Me $3.50
    Ice Condensed Milk Coffee Cafe Sua Da $3.00
    Ice Black Coffee Cafe Den Da $2.75
    Ice Lemon Tea Tra Da Chanh $2.50
    Regular Coffee (S) $1.75 (M) $2.00 (L) $2.25

    Desserts $5.00
    6 Colour Che 6 Mau
    Pandan Jelly Che Banh Lot
    Water Chestnut Jelly Suong Sa Hot Luu
    White Bean Dau Trang
    Red Bean Dau Do
    Green Bean Dau Xanh
    Cocktail Trai Cay
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    They also sell large plain baguettes. Supposedly, you can convince them to make one into a giant 22" Vietnamese sandwich but your mileage may vary as it's not a regular menu item. No idea what they charge for the monster banh mi.

  4. spackle

    spackle Guest

  5. gridlock

    gridlock Guest

    so is the giant banh mi something that can be ordered? i don't want to drive across town and leave empty handed. do they speak english well enough for me to call them?
  6. did any1 manage to order the giant banh mi today?
  7. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    This has become my go to place. Banh Mi Saigon has fresh bread and is generous with the filling. I retract my earlier comment about them being more expensive as their cold cut for $3.75 is equivalent to other place's specials.

    Went to Tung Hing and quality of the bread has gone down. Not fresh.
    Ba Le is always good but prices are comparatively very high for much smaller portions. I did hear a rumour that the owner's son died unexpectedly in Vietnam so maybe they're going through tough times.

    PS: they now have nem nuong but I haven't tried it yet.
  8. 6u-huo.l.uV

    6u-huo.l.uV Moderator Staff Member

    I've actually been going to this place every now and then.
    Their hours are a plus as they're open 7AM-7PM, but my girlfriend said that they may not be ready to serve at 7AM..
    She got there around 7:10 one time and she was turned away because they weren't ready yet

    The sandwiches are pretty good. I actually kinda prefer it when the bread softens after a few hours
    Otherwise, service is alright. The staff there are pretty nice, but are prone to error when things get busy.. I had an order of 4 sandwiches that was forgotten about..

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