Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Best Banh Mi in Tokyo
I've searched high. I've searched low and I can say with certainty, that the Banh Mi Sandwich shop in Takadanobaba is the best Banh Mi you'll find in Tokyo. The bread is baked fresh on site and they flavor their meats with a lot of lemongrass. Now, keep in mind, I didn't say these are the best banh mi sandwiches ever but definitely the best in Tokyo. For example, there's no pate and no hot peppers. I'm also pretty sure they use Korean kochujang instead of Sriracha. But hey, they do their best.
In any case, this place makes me happy and gets the job done. They also make desserts and breads you can buy to go.
Banh Mi Sandwich Takadanobaba (バインミーサンドイッチ 高田馬場）
* Take the Waseda exit at JR Takadanobaba Station, go left down the main street, take your frist left after the Becker's Cafe then a right down a small street/parking lot. Keep an eye out for the red awning.
* Be warned that they sell out fast and once they sell out, they're done for the day. Go early if you can.