Didn't Realize This Bánh Mì Phượng Place in Hoi An Was World Famous - BMP Since 1990

This Place is Famous in The Ancient Hoi An

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As I mentioned in my previous post featuring Eric, the professional tailor, I had asked him of good local eats around Hoi An. He quickly went on to tell me of a place with the best Bánh Mì Phượng, which is essentially a freshly made Vietnamese style sandwich on a warm baguette. He marked the location on our map, and all we had to do was find it.


We searched the place out, heading a street too far at first, then backtracked to find our way at the entrance of this world famous eatery. Come to find out, Anthony Bourdain once made a special visit here to try the famous Vietnamese Bánh Mì for himself. They had a placard hanging from the ceiling near the entrance with his photo biting into a fresh sandwich.

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Here in Hoi An, this place is hopping with business. Back in the states, this place would be closed down for failing health inspection. I would know, too - I'm a health inspector.

Cooked foods sitting out at room temp and cut leafy greens not being kept under refrigeration. Food workers serving customers after handling money. This doesn't fly where I come from, but here in Vietnam, it's the norm. It didn't stop me from eating a Bánh Mì Phượng either, I can assure you that.


I didn't really know what all I was getting, so I just told the lady making my sandwich that I wanted everything that comes on it. I'm rather an adventurous eater these days. I'll try anything just to try it. If I don't like it, then I know not to have it again.


I got one with chicken and whatever other local ingredients go on a Bánh Mì. The cost was like a dollar-fifteen US or 30,000 Dong. Cheap as all get up and go.

The sandwich, if you were wondering, was muy delicioso. I'll probably search myself out a Bánh Mì Phượng place while I'm here in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thanks for reading, until next time - Tạm biệt for now !!

Comments 5

Looks like you are having a fabulous time in Vietnam. 😊

19.12.2019 14:49

Pretty cool place it is !

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20.12.2019 00:00

Ure in Hoi An!!!
That's a beautiful city to visit and YES.. you found the most famous and best Ban Mi in the entire Vietnam as many would say..

19.12.2019 16:35

I was ! Now I’m in Saigon :)

Hoi An was a bit touristy, well actually, a lot touristy for me

The food was great tho 😋

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20.12.2019 00:02

Saigon is very city like yet still some nice places to visit..
Enjoy your stay in Vietnam :)

21.12.2019 02:39