The Bánh mì and it’s soup cousin phở are the new stars of the not fast food, fast food revolution… or something like that. Quick, fresh and full of options they seem to be popping up everywhere in Charleston. Bon Bánh Mì is a relative newcomer to the Charleston food scene and one of if not the first shops specializing in Bánh mìs. Their menu offers 5-6 different fillings to go in the Bánh mì including five spice pork or tofu, curry beef short ribs, Vietnamese ham country pâté, ginger lemongrass chicken and egg and Canadian bacon. They also offer tacos and salads with the same options. This is the Pork N Whiskey blog so I of course I had to go for the five spice pork for my first visit. Quite tasty and worth having again. However, my next trip I went for the curried beef short rib and well. Damn. I get in ruts occasionally when it comes to lunch food. This is a rut starter. The combination of the Bánh mì pickled veggies, perfectly crusty but soft bread, the crunchy fried shallots, with the slow cooked warm funky sweet chewy short-rib.
My point is, go there now. Try everything. Make sure you get their house brewed jasmine iced tea, it is a perfect accompaniment for the sandwiches and I’m sure the tacos and salads, I just haven’t gotten there on the menu, yet.