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Banh Mi Crostade

February 13, 2010

I kind of hate myself for this one.  Banh Mi was fine the way it was.  Matter of fact, it’s perfect.  I’ve always been one to proudly throw down for the old school classic Banh Mi and take stand against the $12 chichi Salmon and Sriracha Aioli “Bahn Mi” at a trendy Uptown joint.

So, here it is… crostade (remember yesterday’s baguette?), mayo, thinly sliced jalepeno, paté, crunchy pickled daikon and carrot, and cilantro – the result of playing in the kitchen on quiet nights in these quiet months.  It’s pretty, but I’m all too happy to admit that it’s nowhere near as tasty as the $3 Banh Mi at Saigon.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2010 6:24 pm

    How does the $3 Bahn Mi at Saigon stack up against the $3.50 Bahn Mi at Jasmine Deli?

    • February 21, 2010 6:53 pm

      I’ve never had the Banh Mi at JD – they’re always out of bread. But, if Pho is any sort of indicator, my vote goes for Saigon. I dunno if Jasmine Deli had run out of beef stock when I was there, but they were definitely using Bullion cubes.

  2. February 22, 2010 1:49 pm

    pretty indeed and a great interpretation of banh mi! gorgeous photos, so glad to have found your blog!

  3. February 23, 2010 11:59 am

    I love this idea, and the shot is great. Found you from Tastespotting.
    Why not put bahn mi on a bit size piece of bread–more of the good stuff, less bread!

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