Banh mi for breakfast? Of course!!! Food writer and street food expert Robyn Eckhardt suggested that we go out to find the best banh mi in Saigon. There are lots of vendors in the morning so we decided to hit the streets around 9am. Her husband, photographer David Hagerman, joined us to document the experience.
Robyn and Dave live in Malaysia and we’ve been friends for years; they often work together on a popular culinary and travel site called EatingAsia. We were traveling together in Southeast Asia in January.
I don’t know if this is news to you but just like in the US, there are stellar, good, and uninspiring banh mi in Vietnam. To find stellar ones, you have to keep an eye out -- keep your banh mi radar up, as I say in Robyn’s story that was just published on the Wall Street Journal’s Scene Asia website.