I found Bánh Mì Hòa Mã thanks to the great Migrationology website which chronicles the foodie journey of Mark Wiens. Banh mi op la is the Vietnamese version of oeuf au plat. All in all, this is a deconstructed breakfast version of the popular banh mi sandwich.
Bánh Mì Hòa Mã is located in District 3 and it was worth the walk. Walking in HMC in the early morning is a fun experience, you can see people shopping or parents dropping their kids at school. The shop occupies a corner and tables are lined up in the smaller alley. Grab a table and order away.
Ordering was pretty simple since everybody seem to be getting the op la.
We waited for the egg to arrive before eating the bread. The eggs were served in a small skillet.
The eggs came with an assortment of meat and some onions. The whole thing was simple but incredibly delicious. I agree with Mark Wiens, this is a great breakfast. If Bánh Mì Hòa Mã had been located nearer to my apartment, I would have been there more than once.
If you don’t mind the scooter traffic, this is an amazing breakfast spot. They open at 7 AM and I ended going there around 8 AM and the place was a bit busy, but we had no problems finding a table.
Bánh Mì Hòa Mã
53 Cao Thang, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam