|Banh mi (bread)|
The French may have brought with them the baguette, but Vietnam takes it to a different level. How exactly depends on what end of the country youâ€™re in.
In the north chefs stick to the basic elements of carbohydrate, fat and proteinâ€”bread, margarine and pate- but head south and your banh mi may contain a more colorful combination of cheese, cold cuts, pickled vegetables, sausage, fried egg, fresh cilantro and chili sauce.
One of the better baguette vendors in Saigon sets up shop beside the Cherry mini-mart on Do Quang Dao, District 1, HCMC