HISTORY OF THE BÁNH MÌ

This amazing little sandwich has only been around for a handful of decades. Starting in the late 1800s Vietnam was occupied by the French. Among many cultural influences, they brought with them their famous baguette. Initially the sandwich was made with French ingredients as fillings and it was called the bánh tay.

The French occupation ended in 1954 and soon after, the Vietnamese began changing the recipe and adding their own ingredients. These included thinly sliced grilled meats, pickled vegetables, fresh herbs, chili sauce, and other local foods. The name was changed to bánh mì which literally translates to ‘bread made from wheat’. This hybrid food was also a culture shift for the Vietnamese as it would mean a carbohydrate alternative to rice, which was previously a part of every meal. Thus, the bánh mì was born.

Madam Khanh – The Banh Mi Queen

Madam khanh is the nick name of my grandmother. Her real name is Nguyen Thi Loc. In the past, people used to call married women by their husband’s name. Madam Khanh bakery shop has been over 35 years old. Several family has three generations have eaten bread at our shop. In order to get quality delicious breads to our customer, every day our family members have to get up early to prepare all the ingredients. Our grandmother passed away in 2021 but we will continue this business and pass it on to future generations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you here and enjoying the Bánh Mì by Madam Khanh.

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