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Thumbs Up for O' Banh Mi

Having tasted bahn mi in Ho Chi Mihn City made my tastebuds crave for authentic taste although I have to admit that prior to my Vietnam trip, I just enjoy the restaurants here in Manila that has a "Vietnamese" sign on their doors or menu. But after tasting Banh Mi Huyhn Hoa and the one from My Banh Mi, I feel "cheated" whenever I ate a bahn mi (here in Manila) that tasted not-so bahn mi-ish.

It was serendipity that brought me in front of O' Banh Mi in Gateway Mall because I was waiting for my family and not in the mood to wait in the coffeeshop or foodcourt. Then I remembered seeing this banh mi place near the cinema and I think I might have read about it also. 


O' Banh Mi has a nice and relaxed interiors also and the patterns on the tiled floor is similar to the ones I've seen in HCMC. There's also an interesting decor on the wall about the different layers of what goes in the banh mi. 


So here's what my order looks like: it pales in comparison to the famous Banh Mi Huynh Hoa but when it comes to taste, you'll realize that it's somewhat there (just less filling). The baguette is crusty and soft at the same time, the meat, and veggie and herbs seem to get along with each other especially if you will order the one with the liver pate. 


The restaurant also serves pho although I'm not that keen about the taste.


I love this Sriracha sauce on my banh mi because this is not as spicy hot as the ones they use in HCMC. Really, this brand here- Huy Fong, is manufacture in California but did you know that sri racha sauce originated in Thailand? There's a village in Thailand famous for its hot chili paste and that village is called Si Racha. 


Here's the complete menu at O' Banh Mi. A word of caution though, they have a small kitchen so just in case the restaurant is full, it may take a while for your order to come out. But for its price, it's definitely worth the wait.






O' Banh Mi
4F Cinema Area
Gateway Mall, Araneta Center
Cubao, Quezon City

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