Ngon Banh Mi & Tea: Braised Pork Banh Mi
Ngon Banh Mi is located on the same block as Obanhmi. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a banh mi sandwich, this block has got you covered.
I ordered the Ngon Special Banh Mi ($7.05) which comes with braised pork, egg, veggies, and pork sausage with homemade hot sauce. The first thing that I noticed with this banh mi is that the baguette seemed to be on the smaller size and the bread isn’t as crusty as I’m used to. That being said, I actually did enjoy the slight chew that the bread offered.
I really enjoyed the tender braised pork that went into this sandwich and the freshness of the ingredients shone through. To me, this seems more like a modern twist on the banh mi and I’m not complaining one bit.
I liked my first visit so much that I decided to come back and try their Braised Chicken Banh Mi ($6.55 + $1.00 for extra pate). This time around, the baguette was actually crustier than the first time so I did enjoy that. I still feel like their special banh mi is my fav but you probably can’t go wrong with any of the banh mis on their menu.