8 Best Banh Mi Places
in Metro Manila
By Therese Aseoche
Vietnamese cuisine has always been well-loved by Metro Manila urbanites, but there’s nothing else about this cuisine that captures our hearts quite like Banh Mi.
This Vietnamese sub is perfect for every kind of foodie — from those who need a filling snack, to those who want a healthy pick-me-up.
Here are the top 8 places to get your Banh Mi fix!
GF, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 843 08 20 | Open every day from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
LGF, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
(+632) 750 66 13 | Open every day from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. (Saturday until 10 P.M.)
When in need of a break from your full day of shopping, you’ll find relief in Phat Pho’s menu of Vietnamese comfort food. Other than its selection of warm bowls, you have to experience their lone Banh Mi item: the Saigon Baguette. One bite is all you’ll need to taste the cilantro, pressed meatballs, cha lua, spring onions, blended chili and liver pate, him, cheese and pickled vegetables, all lovingly sandwiched between crunchy baguette loaves.
Annam Noodle Bar
Brought to Philippine shores all the way from Singapore, this casual quick-service Vietnamese restaurant has six different Banh Mi sandwiches to choose from, all featuring traditional flavors with modern twists. Make your first one at Annam Noodle Bar be the Chili-Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi which has egg omelet and chicken floss tucked inside soft but crispy bread buns.
Banh Mi Kitchen
Banh Mi Kitchen exclusively sells Vietnamese subs, so you can expect nothing less but exciting, flavorful and out-of-the-ordinary Banh Mi. Those who like to play it safe can go for the simple yet delicious Classic Banh Mi. Those who need a hunger buster could opt for the Protein Monster which has Vietnamese barbeque pork and ham, and roast pork combined with a fluffy omelet, pickled vegetables, pate and cucumber. The Beef Rendang 2.0 is likewise a thing to experience, with its slow cooked beef and coconut milk spiked with aromatic spices.
Vina Trang Cuisine
An unsuspecting restaurant hidden within San Antonio Village, Vina Trang Cuisine will surprise you with the authentic flavors of its food which you don’t have to break the bank to experience. There are six affordable Banh Mi sandwiches to choose from — among which are the Traditional Patties, Pork Meatball and Chicken Flakes — all made with imported Vietnamese meat.