Definition of Banh Mi: Vietnamese Baguette Sandwiches, most commonly filled with thinly sliced pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro, chili peppers, mayonnaise, and various meat or tofu.
Competitors: Pho Lang Thang vs. Nom Nom Truck
Story: Ever since I tried my first Tofu Banh Mi at Pho Lang Thang in Cincinnati, I’ve been:
A) Craving it
C) Wanting to see how LA compared.
So this week I decided to check out the Nom Nom truck…
Findings: Nom Nom’s bread was great but there was hardly any delicious filling! Not only does Pho Lang Thang have great bread, they really know how to stuff their Banh Mi. They also use a delicious garlic sauce that makes it soooo delish!
Conclusion: Sorry Nom Nom but Pho Lang Thang killed it. So I’m still on the hunt for the best Banh Mi in the West. Let the battle continue…