TODAY’S LUNCH: CLASSIC BANH MI FROM BAOGUETTE

Baoguette-Classic-Banh-Mi

I was in the West Village around lunch today and remembered that Baoguette/Pho Sure has a location at 120 Christopher Street (between Bleecker and Bedford).

With the weather being cold and windy, an Honorary Street Food lunch seemed like a good idea – that is, a storefront or small restaurant with few or no tables that serve what is commonly considered street food in their country of origin.

The pho was tempting, but I decided to go with banh mi instead. Today’s Lunch is the Classic Banh Mi ($6) from Baoguette/Pho Sure in the West Village.

The Classic Banh Mi had pate, pork, pickled daikon & carrots, cucumber and cilantro. The first bite tasted of cilantro and pate, and was wonderful. Growing up on chopped liver, I got into pate pretty easily, and did not have to develop a taste for it.

Subsequent bites on the banh mi emphasized the pickled daikon and carrots. The sandwich was juicy, although it was a little bit messy.

The bread was just right, crunchy on the outside but soft inside.

Today’s Lunch gets an 8 out of 10. Even though banh mi can be had for $3-$4 in Chinatown, I was in the West Village, and $6 is considered a decent price for lunch. Next time I will probably go for the pho, but I was happy with the classic banh mi sandwich at Baoguette.

Baoguette Open-Classic-Banh-Mi

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