Tung Hing Bakery – Banh Mi Pilgrimage (2nd Stop)
Our second stop on our bánh mì pilgrimage after our visit to Kim Chau Deli is nearby Tung Hing Bakery. Unlike Kim Chau, Tung Hing is a full-serve bakery and carries the usual egg tarts, bbq pork buns, cake slices, etc… as well as a station where they make the bánh mì right in front of you. When you place your order, you can see all of the fresh ingredients laid out before you as they quickly and expertly assemble your sandwich. You can see some nice interior pics of the bakery at Eating in Vancouver’s recent post.
Their Special Bánh Mì is priced at $3.25 and gets you the usual ingredients like carrots, pickled radish, cucumber wedges, paté, char siu (I think), plus 2 other meats, and hot peppers.
While the bun was about the same size as Kim Chau, the stuffing was not spread out as well as some of the other sandwiches which meant some empty bits of bread at the two ends. This bánh mì definately had the most veggies of all of the bánh mì that I tried out so if you like that, this will appeal to you. The bread was slightly chewier but still crunchy and the sandwich was served cold.
Stay tuned for the next stop on our bánh mì pilgrimage where we visit Ba Le Deli & Bakery.
Can you tell which bánh mì came from which store?
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
Update: Tung Hing also serves Chinese Pastries - click on the link to see our recent blog post.
Posted on December 1, 2011, in Deli, Restaurant Review, Sandwiches, Vietnamese and tagged Banh Mi, Food, Kensington, restaurant review, Sandwiches, Vancouver, Vietnamese. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.