Banh Mi Kitchen’s Delightful Vietnamese Sandwiches

Monday, 16 November 2020

Banh Mi Kitchen is the place to go if you want delicious classic banh mi sandwiches as well as modern creations.

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Banh Mi Kitchen is home to delicious classic Vietnamese sandwiches as well as their very own snack creations. Pair the food with a nice and strong Vietnamese coffee and you have a winning food combination to love. 

Banh Mi Kitchen classic sandwich
The Classic

Banh Mi Kitchen’s Delightful Vietnamese Sandwiches

    Our experience at Banh Mi Kitchen 


    After being stuck at home for so long, Khris and I decided to venture to SM Fairview on one Sunday afternoon. It was here where we chanced upon Banh Mi Kitchen. We both love banh mi, so the invitation to eat here was hard to resist. It was also way past lunchtime; hence it was the perfect opportunity to have a bite. 

    Wearing face masks for safety
    Safety first

    Banh Mi Kitchen’s SM Fairview outlet is small. It had an order counter and about five small tables, the type that is only good for two people. I figured they don’t need a big space because sandwiches are meant to be eaten fast, at times it is also mostly ordered to go. 

    Since health and safety protocols are still in effect, the tables are spaced apart and only one person is allowed to occupy it. As such, Khris and I ate at different tables. There are also the usual plastic sheets separating the tables and covering the order counter. I guess we really have to live with this type of set up. 

    The food 


    We ordered the classic banh mi which had Vietnamese ham, roast pork, pate, crisp cucumber, pickled radish, carrots, my favorite coriander, and mayo hoisin sauce in a toasted French baguette. The full sandwich costs P169 while the junior sandwich is priced at P99. We ordered the full sandwich, of course. 

    Wagyu Tapa at Banh Mi Kitchen
    Wagyu tapa

    From among the BMKN Creations, we ordered Wagyu Tapa. It was made with tender wagyu tapa, fluffy omelet, pate, mayo, fresh cucumber, pickled radish, carrots, and coriander. The full sandwich is P199 and the junior sandwich is P139. Again, the full sandwich for us. 

    For drinks, I wanted to try the BMKN Viet Iced Coffee (P199 for 22 oz.). 

    Viet Iced Coffee at Banh Mi Kitchen
    Viet iced coffee

    Our food arrived quite fast at around 10 minutes. The slightly toasted bread was fragrant! We had the sandwiches sliced in half so that Khris and I could taste each one. 

    I took a bite of my classic sandwich and was immediately in love with the banh mi flavors that I love. What I like about banh mi is that it is loaded with generous servings of both meat and vegetables. It was a good balance of flavors; the rich meaty taste being tempered with the fresh taste of the vegetables. 

    eating sandwich at Banh Mi Kitchen
    Taking a bite

    I really like the addition of coriander in banh mi (as well as in other dishes, to tell you the truth). Coriander has a delightfully clean and fresh taste that works well in salads and sandwiches (and even in pasta, for me). 

    Khris and I also exchanged half of our sandwiches with each other so that we can taste both of our orders. The wagyu tapa banh mi is also something that I will recommend. The wagyu beef is indeed tender, juicy, and flavorful. There was generous wagyu tapa in each bite so the price was totally worth it. It was like a breakfast sandwich with the addition of the omelet. Again, fresh vegetables were aplenty. 

    As for my coffee, I liked its strong taste which was both a little bitter and slightly sweet from the cream. Being a coffee lover, I think this Vietnamese coffee is perfect for pairing with the savory banh mi sandwiches. 

    Our verdict 


    We definitely enjoyed our quick meal at Banh Mi Kitchen. Finally, there is a nearby outlet where we can easily order our favorite banh mi sandwiches. The price maybe a little high for some people but, for us, it was totally worth it. The meats were of good quality, the flavors were on point, and the servings were big. 

    The bread had some crunch to it because it was a little toasted. It smelled heavenly after it was warmed. 

    Banh Mi Kitchen branches 


    Banh Mi Kitchen is located at the following addresses. The telephone numbers are also included so that you can call your preferred branch if you have inquiries.

    SM Megamall 

    Fourth Floor, Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City 
    Telephone number: +639495637127 

    Pasig City 

    SM Hypermarket, Frontera Verde Drive, Ugong, Pasig City 
    Telephone number: +639184803963 

    Robinsons Galleria 

    Level 3, Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City 
    Telephone number: +639276641635 

    Tomas Morato 

    M Place, Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Tomas Morato, Quezon City 
    Telephone numbers: +639568915145, +63272168382, and +639472830338 

    Greenhills 

    Ground Floor, Unimart, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City 
    Telephone number: +639392815407 

    Ayala Mall Feliz 

    Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City 
    Telephone numbers: +639458548928, +639394415947, and +639052568389 

    Robinsons Magnolia 

    Third Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City 
    Telephone number: +63286313448 

    Salcedo Village 

    The Mezzanine, Second Floor, Ayala Tower One, Salcedo Village, Makati City 
    Telephone number: +639213711842 

    San Juan City 

    Third Floor, Santolan Town Plaza, Col Bonny Serrano Avenue, Little Baguio, San Juan City 
    Telephone number: +639182269794 

    SM City Fairview 

    Lower Ground Floor, Parkway Building, SM City Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City 
    Telephone numbers: +63286313448 and +639564465949 

    Glorietta Complex 

    Food Choices, Third Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City 
    Telephone number: +639568062446 

    Lucky Chinatown Mall 

    Fifth Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila 
    Telephone number: +639204996412 

    Makati Medical Center 

    Third Floor, Tower 1, Makati Medical Center, Legaspi Village, Makati City 
    Telephone number: +639555524136 

    Fisher Mall

    Fourth Floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City 
    Telephone number: +639237433178 

    Taguig City 

    AsiaTown, West Campus, McKinley West, Taguig City 
    Telephone number: +639568915145 

    SM Southmall 

    Food Street, Upper Ground Floor, SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Road, Almanza, Las Piñas City 
    Telephone number: +639562600537 

    Greenbelt 1 

    Level 1, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City 
    Telephone number: +639276438846 

    BGC 

    Food District Signatures on 5th, One Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 
    Telephone number: none 

    Uptown Mall 

    The Food Hall, Fourth Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 
    Telephone number: +639982434135 

    SM City Marikina 

    Third Floor, SM City Marikina, Marcos Highway, Calumpang, Marikina City 
    Telephone number: none 

    Ayala Malls Manila Bay 

    Cinema Food Hall, Fifth Floor, Cinema Level, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City 
    Telephone number: none

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