The Bread (called Banh Mi in Vietnamese) is the extremely popular breakfast choice throughout Vietnam. The Vietnamese bread is mouth-watering with various components for the delectable taste. People often sell various kinds of bread in the stalls along the street sides. You can eat “Banh Mi” for breakfast, lunch or dinner, when walking or doing anything, and you will be addictive to some flavors. If you’re wondering what the most famous bread shops in Vietnam to visit, we point out several best recommendations in Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Three Reputable Bread Shops in Hanoi Old Quarter
Banh Mi Pho Co in 38 Dinh Liet is where you relish the authentic loaves made with the traditional self-made varieties such as pâté, meat, shredded pork skin, etc. The debut of this shop is unknown, but its bread is very famous for the delicious taste and affordable prices.
Banh Mi Ba Dan in 34 Lo Su was established in 1979 as one of the most ancient bread shops in Hanoi. This shop surpasses the other counterparts thanks to the traditional self-created pâté, which is very appetizing. To better please the clients, the shop owner has been creating more special flavors. Here, you only find the new, crispy, and fragrant bread.
Banh Mi Nguyen Sinh in 19 Ly Quoc Su is most noted for the bread with traditional liver pâté. Besides, there are many detectable alternatives of grilled pork, hotdog, smoked ham, etc. Since this is the long-standing shop with lots of mysterious traditional recipes, the loaves here usually have the higher prices than other bakeries.
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Two Internationally Famous Bread Shops in Hoi An
Banh Mi Phuong and Banh Mi Madam Khanh are the two most famous bread shops in Hoi An and its fame spread toward the world. The hard truth is that these two bakeries receive thousands of positive comments in the two specialized tourism sites, TripAdvisor and Foursquare.
Banh Mi Phuong is always crowded with the clients who feel addictive to the flavors of omelet, smoked ham, hotdog, meatball, etc., combined with the cucumber, herbs, self-made mayonnaise sauce, etc. The full-of-ingredients loaves of bread are fragrant and mouth-watering.
About Banh Mi Madam Khanh, though it’s not in the heart of Hoi An ancient town, it is highly voted by the gourmets who value the flavors of the grilled pork, omelet, pâté, cheese, etc. Popularly called “The Banh Mi Queen”, this shop is run by the professional over-80-year-old madam who makes the full loaves with her traditionally special recipes. Waiting for the loaves of bread here is rewarding.
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Prominent Bread Shops in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the paradise of bread, indeed. There are many to vote for, but six stand out of the crowd.
- Bay Ho Bread – 23 Huynh Khuong Ninh, District 1
- Hoa Ma Bread – 41 Cao Thang, District 3
- Nguyen Sinh Bread – 141 Tran Dinh Xu, District 1
- Shredded Pork Skin Bread – 150 Nguyen Trai, District 1
- Grilled Pork Bread – Alley 37, Nguyen Trai, District 1
- Juicy Crushed Pork Meatball Bread – Alley 358, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3
All of these addresses are praiseworthy and popular to the townspeople. When you reach these stalls, expect to find many variants and flavors. Please note that each place has its own special flavor to attract the gourmets. While Bay Ho promotes the traditional taste of Sai Gon Bread, Hoa Ma has the unbeatable omelet flavor, etc. Just come to evaluate!