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Bahn Mi Sandwich – Heaven on a Bun at Que Huong Restaurant

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   Everyone loves a sandwich. From the lowly grilled cheese to burgers, subs and beyond everyone has a favorite. Mine use to be the Italian sub. I used to salivate just thinking about eating one but it has been replaced. Replaced by a sandwich I had only been aware of but had never had – the Bahn Mi sandwich.

     Say what you will about Colonial oppression but when the French left Vietnam two exceptional items remained, the baguette and mayonnaise. Take the baguette fill it with grilled pork, chicken etc. and spicy mayonnaise – add julienne cucumber, carrot, Cilantro and Jalapeno peppers (all Vietnamese ingredients). This is the Bahn Mi sandwich.

     I had been dying to try Vietnamese food for some time and finally got my chance recently. After doing some research I ended up at Que Huong in Madison Heights Michigan. In spite of a full menu I was out for one thing, the Bahn Mi sandwich. Although there are numerous versions Que Hong offer 4 types of the Bahn Mi. The Bahn mi dac biet (Steam pork and belly roll), Bahn mi ga (chicken), Bahn mi thit nuong (grilled pork) and Bahn mi bi (shredded pork and pork skin). The first thing that struck me was the bread. The crispy outside complemented the extremely tender inside. This was the best baguette I have had anywhere. The filling was a masterpiece of textures and flavors.Salty, sweet, sour and spicy were perfectly complemented by the richness of the meat and the crunch of the vegetables.

     In addition to the Bahn Mi sandwich Que Huong and extensive menu of traditional Vietnamese fare and take cash or charge. I am intending on working my way through the menu so check back soon!

Que Huong Restaurant

30820 John R

Madison Heights MI. 48071

248-588-0998

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Written by Ed Schenk

December 22, 2009 at 10:06 am

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