Monday, April 13, 2015
Bami Express at Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Whoa - that was a surprisingly good bánh mì, perhaps even better than my leading favorite Sandwich Saigon. The shop was hardly noticeable; I just happened to be running an errand when I spotted some baguettes in a glass case in the distance. It has been open for a few months now and they bake bread on-site (1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-53, 6443-3079).
See, the bread was what made this thing good. They nailed it: it was light, airy, and crisp. To be sure, I didn't care for the sweetness of the shredded meat that they shoved into the Saigon special...some milder and cruncher headcheese would have been much better. But they still had pâté in there, which ultimately made it work.
Pro tip: ask them to load up on the sliced chili peppers, and most importantly, tell them *not* to put any of that shredded lettuce in there. Even the guy manning the shop tonight acknowledged that they only put lettuce in for the local palate, and that a proper Vietnamese bánh mì would not have any of it in there.
Digested at 5:53 PM
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