VO2 Bánh Mìmi: Open Sesame

Bánh mì is Vietnamese for “bread” but has become synonymous for “Vietnamese sandwich.” These popular Vietnamese sandwiches were created by combining traditional French elements with native Vietnamese ingredients  during the French colonialism in Indochina. Today there are many variations of this dish. VO2 has it’s own special Bánh Mìmi, named after Mimi, the owner.

Bánh Mìmi sandwich has our homemade seitan with organic mesclun greens, shredded carrots, and red cabbage served on a ciabatta roll, delivered from Iggy’s Bakery to our cafe every morning. The salad version of the Bánh Mìmi is just as amazing as the sandwich.

However, the true secret of why this dish is always a favorite among our patrons is the secret sesame dressing. Using Mimi’s home recipe, we blend garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sesame seeds, Braggs Amino Acid, rice vinegar, tahini, cilantro, and a few confidential spices I can’t give away here. You’ll just have to come in to try it for yourself!

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