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Published February 19th 2013
Only the best in a precious roll
For a busy work day or between chores, Earl of Sandwich invented a revolutionary food item in the late 1700's. While the Western kind is mainstream almost anywhere in the world, Vietnamese subs, or Banh Mi, are a refreshing break. Sandwich critics will stress the importance of the quality in bread and fillings. All of the ingredients are aromatic in an exquisite combination at Phuoc Thanh Hot Bread & Cakes in North Richmond.
Phuoc Thanh is a bakery before it's a sandwich shop. The availability ranges from all shapes of French bread with crisp outside and moist inside to common pies in a hot case. The takeaway shop is a no-frills quick stop on busy Victoria Street.
As for Banh Mi, filling choices are mostly of pork if not vegetarian. On a savoury bed of cucumber, coriander, shredded carrot and onion, and pate, you choose a style of flavoured pork from many, including sweet and juicy BBQ pork and cold cut Vietnamese ham. Among the choices, my favourites are the BBQ Pork Salad Roll and Pork Salad Roll.