Ba Le Deli & Bakery – Banh Mi Pilgrimage (3rd Stop)

We’re now halfway through my bánh mì pilgrimage after our visit to Kim Chau Deli and Tung Hing Bakery.  Unlike the previous two shops, Ba Le does have limited seating available (3 tables).  Oddly enough, while Ba Le calls itself a “Deli & Bakery”, it doesn’t seem to have as much deli items as Kim Chau or as much bakery items as Tung Hing.  Ba Le was fairly busy with a couple of people in line for bánh mì.

At $3.50 for the #5 Special Bánh Mì, Ba Le is the second most expensive (barely) and also one of the shorter sandwiches that we tried.  That’s not to say that it was a bad deal though because they do load up on the sliced meats (as you can see in the picture below).  In addition to the carrots, pickled radish, cucumber, and pate, the Ba Le bánh mì also had a very generous amount of mayo.  With a more substantial meaty flavour, the bánh mì bread was a little flat but still crunchy.

Stay tuned for the last stop on our bánh mì pilgrimage where we visit Au Petit Cafe.

Can you tell which bánh mì came from which store?

Food:  4 / 5
Service:  3 / 5

701 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on December 2, 2011, in Deli, Restaurant Review, Sandwiches, Vietnamese and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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