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Published February 27th 2018
Bag a Vietnamese Baguette at The Myer Centre
Vietnamese Baguette, as the name implies, specialises in banh mi, the Vietnamese sandwich on a baguette, a holdover from the French occupation.
Vietnamese Baguette, Myer Centre
Kindly enough, their banh mi is very affordable between $5 to $6, coming with a range fillings such as Crispy Skin Pork, Lemongrass Chicken/Pork/Beef, and pork ball. All banh mi come with carrot and Vietnamese pickled vegetables.
I had the traditional banh mi which had grilled pork and some pork luncheon meat with pepper (chả lụa). Apparently, chả lụa is made from pork, potato starch, fish oil, garlic, and pepper. The only minor thing I didn't like was that they warmed it up in a sandwich press, which slightly squashed it. Otherwise, though, I'm happy with the ingredients and overall quality. The staff were quick too.
Banh mi at Vietnamese Baguette
Vietnamese Baguette also sells Vietnamese salads (around $8), noodle soup (beef pho and others) (around $8 - $12), and rice paper rolls. A traditional Vietnamese iced coffee made with condensed milk is available, which they make in-house. Vietnamese Baguette doesn't have their own seating, so I haven't taken the opportunity to try their soups and salads.
The shop front
Vietnamese Baguette is located on the other side of the escalators towards Target. Vietnamese Baguette joins Pho Dao and NeNe Chicken, making Level A of The Myer Centre a little Asian casual hub.