I’ve been in Okayama for 10 years and I am still waiting for a good soul to open a banh mi shop. On my last trip to Tokyo, the Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery just happened to be located right next door to my hotel is Ebisu, so I could simply not resist.
The sign immediately caught my eye.
The bakery is located at the entrance of a small shopping arcade and it’s probably a 5 min walk from Ebisu station.
Have I landed in heaven? I’ve been an avid fan of banh mi since I discovered it in Paris in one of my stroll in the 13th arrondissement. I had a love affair with it everytime I visited Vietnam and I finally found somewhere dedicated to the art of making banh mi.
The menu is slightly fancier than what I expected, but I stuff with the classic Vietnamese ham banh mi.
The result was somehow satisfactory, yet made me want to jump on the next plane to Vietnam. It’s good, the bread is crispy, the taste is right. I was expecting just a bit more, but it was good enough.
They also make their own bread.
If you are familiar with Vietnam, you will rejoice in seeing the classic plastic stool which symbolizes any decent Vietnamese street food. These were imported from Vietnam! I checked the label.
If you are craving a banh mi in Tokyo, it is worth the detour.
Ebisu Banh Mi Bakery
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