While you're there, don't miss the array of delicious food experiences, from banh mi
at ever-popular Banh Mi
Phuong or local staples like herb-covered rice rolls, white rose dumplings and fresh seafood at Miss Ly's Cafe.
Within the food hub, more dining establishments complete the flavors of the region, like Kisoya, a traditional Japanese-Korean fusion restaurant founded in 1988 in South Korea; Madrone, which serves lip-smacking Mediterranean kebabs and local beers on a laidback outdoor setting; Samgyeopmasarap, an unlimited Korean barbecue outlet; and Banh Mi
Kitchen, which offers scrumptious Vietnamese sandwiches for harried meal-eating office workers looking for a healthy and refreshing grub.
Following recommendations from her fans and followers, Wurtzbach visited the Banh Mi
Kitchen has also opened a branch at AsiaTown, offering different variations of the celebrated baguette sandwich.
A very tasty and quick way to use up leftover roast chicken is to make a pulled chicken banh mi
The lunch menu is similarly eclectic, with a skirt steak banh mi
($16) and a mint-scented shredded lamb sandwich ($16), while the dinner menu includes old warhorses like filet mignon ($30) and duck confit ($19).
With throughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes ranging from Thai-Style Fritters with Beran Sprouts & Shredded Vegetables; Banh Mi
Portobello Burgers with Pickled Vegetables; and Cashew Paella with mushrooms & Paprika; to Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach; Polenta Lasagna with Eggplant & Roasted Tomatoes; and Rhubarb Sorbet with Lemon, "Vegan in the Hosue" is a delight to simply browse through and inspiring to plan meals with.
It's kitted out with a full kitchen and a 30-cover restaurant upstairs, specialising in banh mi
- baguettes with fillings including honey-cured ham; soy, ginger and chilli beef; spiced pulled jackfruit; and teriyaki mushrooms, satay tempeh and avocado.
Tuesdays are buy one, get one free sandwiches -- brisket, pulled pork, turkey, slider trio, the Mouth Breather, OLB cubano, turkey BLT, pulled barbecue jackfruit and banh mi
-- from 11 a.m.
Pho Beef Dip Banh Mi
. This was on their special fresh sheet menu.
My family opened a banh mi
sandwich shop in Port Arthur, Texas, years before Vietnamese cuisine became popular courtesy of Anthony Bourdain.
570-8176 Banh Mi
Kitchen Nibble on the Vietnamese experience with Banh Mi
Kitchen's selection of sandwich creations like the traditional The Classic, Wagyu Tapa and Vegetarian Satay.