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Old 05-17-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone had the delight of trying this masterful sandwich? It is a blend of French and Vietnamese influence. It is basically a type of meat (chicken, pork, etc.) prepared in a Vietnamese style that comes on a French baguette accompanied by shredded carrots, a slice of cucumber, slice of jalapeņo, and cilantro. Top it off with some Siracha and you are living well.

I bring this up because I am in Houston this weekend and was lucky enough to pay a visit to my favorite place. Les Givrales is the name and you can purchase one of these beauties for a mere $2.50. Heavenly is about the only way to describe it.
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yessir its good stuff

i eat at this place in charleston:

http://bonbanhmi.com/
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yessir its good stuff

i eat at this place in charleston:

http://bonbanhmi.com/
I have heard that Charleston has blown up with a lot of places making ban mi sandwiches. Are they as cheap as the one I mentioned?
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Been having them for years here in Orlando's "Little Saigon" area. During the colonial era VietNam was run by the French. That is why there is such a strong French culinary influence there.
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Has anyone had the delight of trying this masterful sandwich? It is a blend of French and Vietnamese influence. It is basically a type of meat (chicken, pork, etc.) prepared in a Vietnamese style that comes on a French baguette accompanied by shredded carrots, a slice of cucumber, slice of jalapeņo, and cilantro. Top it off with some Siracha and you are living well.

I bring this up because I am in Houston this weekend and was lucky enough to pay a visit to my favorite place. Les Givrales is the name and you can purchase one of these beauties for a mere $2.50. Heavenly is about the only way to describe it.
sounds good.
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I have heard that Charleston has blown up with a lot of places making ban mi sandwiches. Are they as cheap as the one I mentioned?
under $10 good stuff too
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Eat them in Charlotte on the reg. little Vietnamese place in a shady part of town (corner of Eastway and N. Tryon) I do mine with pork belly. Can't beat it for 3.50.
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OK, where can I get it in the upstate? sounds good...
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OK, where can I get it in the upstate? sounds good...
Sadly I know of no places in the Upstate. Pho Noodleville in Greenville by the Outback near Haywood Rd has good Vietnamese tho.
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