Those delicious sandwiches from Vietnam can be removed from the ‘Hard to Find in Korea’ list. Here’s a rundown of places where they are beginning to surface.
The founders of Songdo’s Le Lot used to ply their wares from a food truck in Itaewon. Thankfully, though, they’ve recently found a home where they can properly serve their great banh mi sandwiches to a country that has long needed more of this fantastic slice of Vietnamese cuisine.
For those who are nowhere near Songdo, you can always trust in Itaewon for being able to fill that void, with heading to Le Saigon and its selections of bahn mi sandwiches or choosing one from all the goodness on Rye Post’s menu.
Beach Guys in Daehakro looks to be a place worthy of a ton of publicity. Not only do they have banh mi, but also adobo and a slew of tropical drinks.
Further good news that signals that the banh mi is ever so quietly spreading in Korea is through BanhPho 6 and the 4 locations where they have popped up, serving “New York-style Vietnamese Pho”, as well as banh mi sandwiches.
Some recent stomach rumblings have picked up on the banh mi that is being served at the buffet at VIPs Diner that opened in Hongdae, this past May. Also in Hongdae, Dis & Dat is peddling a chili banh mi sandwich.
Stuck out in Gwangju of Gyeonggi-do and have a hankering for the banh mi? Pho Cafe is situated a fair bit west of downtown Gwangju, but if you don’t mind the bus or taking a car, they’ve got a certain item on the menu that you’ll be sure to like.
Also, if you’ve read our recent profiling of art cafes at Hyeri Art Valley, one notable omission that should be addressed here is about Banh Mi Ssaico, with their Vietnamese menu that hasn’t forgotten to include decent banh mi sandwiches.