Vienna is not known for being a huge or important metropolis but the food scene here is developing and looks to be a lot more promising.
The first Banh Mi shop opened in December and is as far as I know the only place that offer those delicious Vietnamese (but French inspired) sandwiches. It is located at Faulmanngasse 1, 1040 and worth a visit!
When eating Vietnamese I always make the mistake and forget to order my dishes without coriander. Did you know that a gene is responsible for people either loving or hating coriander? For some it can even taste like soap. Luckily for me it doesn’t, I just dislike it ;)
I have tried the five-spiced pork banh mi and the chili lemongrass beef banh mi. While I loved the flavour of both dishes, the pork banh mi is by far my favourite. The taste is just amazing and due to the pickles it even tastes and feels a bit healthy ;)
For drinks they have lemonades from this cute brand called John Lemon. I love puns and was amused by that name for hours :)
My yummy Banh Mi covered in coriander before I picked off those greens and dumped them (with much delight for Kerstin) on her sandwich.
Lesson Nr1: If you go out for Vietnamese food and constantly forget to say: “no coriander please” bring a friend who loves coriander. Problem solved :)
There is always one cake for dessert and some Vietnamese coffee in case you want something sweet after that huge sandwich. I shared the banana cake with Kerstin and to my surprise enjoyed the coffee (not a huge coffee lover) that the owner kindly gave us for free.
Cute place with friendly staff and yummy food. What more can you ask for?