This was one of my favourite supper spots in Hanoi because it was the only banh mi place that was closest to our hotel that opened till late around 11pm+ or so.
It was set up in the shop front of a travel agency by the name of Sinh Cafe. Do note that are many travel agencies in the area by the same name too but they are all independent operators and are not affiliated with the real Sinh Cafe (now known as The Sinh Tourist) whose offices are located at Tran Nhat Duat Street and Luong Ngoc Quyen Street.
This banh mi stall opened daily but only in the evening (at least it was for the entire week I was there) after the travel agency closed for business (probably around 6pm).
The address of the travel agency was 14 Ngo Huyen Street but the location on Google map wasn’t accurate so I plotted on the map myself to roughly show you where it is. The place is located just next to See You At Lily’s (hostel).
This stall was only selling 3 types of Banh Mi – Egg, Pate Egg and Pate.
Each banh mi was priced at 20,000 VND (SGD1.30). Before the banh mis were handed to us, they went under the panini press (hence they looked a little flat) to get warmed up which also gave a slight crisp to the bread crust.
I ordered the Banh Mi Trung (egg bread) which was basically a baguette sandwich with a freshly fried omelette, cucumbers, tomatoes, coriander, chilli sauce and ketchup. Simple ingredients but I liked the omelette that was juicy and well-seasoned.
Hubby had the Banh Mi Pate (pate bread) which has a strong porky smell so I didn’t really appreciate it as much as the egg one.
Overall, this was a cheap and good street food. If you’re staying in a hotel nearby and looking for a quick and cheap supper fix, come here and give their egg bread a try. 🙂