Grocery store or Bánh mì stop?
Lunch on the go can be tough. Sometimes you want to be in and out but that can actually take 20-30 minutes at some places. Other times you've got to eat on the run and you would like the meal to be ready before you walk in the door and it be easy to eat on the run.
Enter Bánh mì, the Vietnamese baguette, a quickly put together sandwich when fresh, or sometimes already prepackaged. Fong Yinh Trading Ltd. has both options.
On top of the Bánh mì they offer a few other things. The BBQ pork looked pretty tasty. It was cheap for a dish of chow mein or rice topped with ginger beef as well. But I was there for the Bánh mì.
At $3.50 the price is definitely right, and with it being prepacked it adds to the ease of getting lunch and heading out within minutes. The only reason it took minutes was because I browsed the store for a bit. There also isn't anywhere to eat in the store, so we high tailed it to a nearby park to take advantage of the last bit of nice weather we will likely get.
The assorted Bánh mì was a lot of baguette. It had cucumber, cilantro, and julienned carrots, plus the slice of Vietnamese cold cuts tying together all the flavours nicely. The consensus between Adrian, Kevin (his idea to eat here in the first place), and I was the flavour was tasty but the baguette was chewy (likely from being prepacked and refrigerated), and needed a bit more sauce.
I wouldn't say this is a must visit for Bánh mì. It's tasty sure, but maybe get them to make it fresh and it would have been better. If you're in the area it is definitely a cheap and quick lunch that can easily be taken on the go.
Fong Yihn Trading Ltd.
19 McPhillips St
19 McPhillips St
Winnipeg, MB R3E 2J4