Archive | January 18, 2012

Bánh Mì The Anti-Subway – 25 of 365

During my visit to the US this past fall, the Atlanta paper ran an online thread soliciting reader recommendations for the best bánh mì, or Vietnamese sandwich, in town.  Most votes led people up and down Buford Highway which is the heart of the city’s ethnic cuisine scene.   Yes, I have sampled the sandwiches at a couple of […]

Ếch Xào Lăn “Mekong Chicken” – 24 of 365

My friend and coworker Zeke has yet to pick a food dud and his latest find is well off the mainstream food trail.  Right near Vincom Center at Hai Ba Trung and Ly Tu Trong Streets a place called Loan squats one such nondescript food shop.  This is one of those open walled corner joints complete with metal […]