I never ate a banh mi in Montreal before I left for Japan in 2008 but they seem to be every where now. I decided to skip the fashionable fusion banh mi places to eat the real thing at Hung Phat on St-Denis street just off Jean-Talon street.
The sandwich menu is pretty straight forward. I ordered the B2 with ham, sausage, paté and vietnamese bacon. At 4$ CA, it’s quite a deal. Not as cheap as in Vietnam, but still a deal.
The sandwich counter is pure banh mi heaven.
I could not find the pork floss. But it’s still great banh mi meat.
The banh mi came in its obligatory plastic bag.
A look inside confirmed to me that I was in the right place.
The bread was pretty good and the overall banh mi experience is somehow close to what I experienced in Vietnam. The restaurant has tables and a vast choice of drinks. They also offer soups and steam buns which I didn’t have a chance to sample since I was heading to marché Jean-Talon for food after this banh mi.
Marché Hung Phat delivered a great banh mi. Thank you. I will keep wishing I can find such a thing in Japan which is significantly closer to Vietnam than Montreal.
Marché Hung Phat
7099 St-Denis, Montreal