Hours: Lunch & Dinner
Jason Sakran and Jeremy Spencer’s version of the traditional Vietnamese sandwich edged out the rest of the local competition in the City Paper’s side-by-side Battle of the Bánh Mì many moons ago ... and with good reason: They serve arguably the best baguette in town. It’s hard but not tooth-breaking hard on the outside and soft on the inside. The fillings include five spice tofu, red curry beef, lemongrass chicken, and the fusiony egg and Canadian bacon, but none are quite as good as the traditional country pâté and the Spam-like — gasp — Vietnamese ham; it’s a little fattier than the rest, but it will stick to your ribs for hours. The same fillings can served over lettuce and veggies as a rather tasty and filling salad or wrapped in a taco shell, an effective delivery device for sure, but one that is nowhere near as good as their baguette. There are daily specials, too, like bun cha noodle salad on Tuesdays, tamarind shrimp on Wednesdays, and spring rolls on Thursday (CK). And evidently the people love Bon Bánh Mì so much, Sakran and Spencer are looking to expand in the Lowcountry. It could be West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, or North Charleston — who knows? But hopefully, it’ll be a neighborhood near you. —Robert Moss Dish (Summer 2015)
The slate of banh mi fillings at this sandwich bar includes red curry beef short rib, country pâté and Vietnamese ham, five spice pork, and ginger lemongrass chicken.