Date Visited: May 2 2015 – the last day of the grand opening special of 20% off food!
What I ate:
Cold Cut
  • 8/10
  • This was my favourite out of all of them
  • Good amount of flavour from the fat from the cold cuts – the fat melted in my mouth which added umaminess
  • Good ratio of filling to bread
  • 7/10
  • There was a lot of filling in this one but I thought it was a bit overwhelming
  • Nothing really stood out for me in this sandwich, there was a good amount of meatball and mayonnaise though
  • 7.5/10
  • This one is similar to the cold cut but with the addition of bacon
  • It’s not as flavourful as the cold cut and also had a fair amount of mayo
Iced Coffee with condensed milk
  • 7/10
  • Very strong like the typical Vietnamese coffee you get anywhere
  • I liked that the ice was broken up and not big huge chunks of ice
  • Good amount of condensed milk
Address: 5397 Victoria Dr Vancouver, BC V5P3V6
Type of Restaurant: Sandwiches, Vietnamese, coffee
Price Range: $
Recommended: Cold Cut
Overall: 7.5/10
Will come back? Maybe if I’m in the area
Things to Improve on: If customers are eating it in-store, it would be nice if the bun was heated because when I went to heat it up at home the bread tasted much better than when it was cold
Summary: Banh Mi Saigon make their bread in house and it’s very fresh, but I still prefer the bread that they use at Au Petite Café because it’s lighter and crispier. I do enjoy the fillings a lot at Banh Mi Saigon and my favourite sandwich is the cold cut. The lines were long the day I went, which was a Saturday, and it took around 20 minutes to get it. I would go back for the fillings.
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  1. I’m an Australian living in Sai Gon and was just talking to my colleagues about the popularity of Viet cuisine my home country and became curious about it in other Western countries. I figured it would be pretty popular in Canada given your large Vietnamese population; looks like I was correct.

    Thanks for the post, enjoy your banh mi!


    1. Yeah it’s definitely very popular here in Vancouver. We have a pretty large Vietnamese population here in Canada. I hope one day I’ll get the chance to go abroad and try authentic Vietnamese food. Thanks for your interest!

      Happy eating and travels!

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