Banh mi Sandwiches in Philly Chinatown!

It isn’t hard to find a good spot to have a bite in Philly, but despite what you’d think, there isn’t a Philly Cheesesteak joint on every corner, though there are more than a few great places to get a sandwich.


Today I hit up Yelp for suggestions on where to get a great sandwich near the client office I’m working out of and got a surprising hit on a little hole in the wall Vietnamese sandwich shop called Q.T. Vietnamese Sandwich, wedged in around N 10th St and Arch St.

Before today, I had no idea that the Vietnamese made their own variety of sandwiches. It turns out, the Vietnamese inherited the delicious baguette from the French during their colonial period and the rest is history! The Vietnamese have been crafting sandwiches their way ever since.

The sandwich I tried out today was the house special, called the Bánh mì. It featured a few different kinds of pork, julienned carrots, cilantro and hot peppers. The sandwich came out nicely toasted, full of flavor and cost a little under $5.

I have no idea why anyone would care to go to Subway for one of their subpar submarines when you can drop into places like Q.T. Vietnamese Sandwich and get a full sized hoagie for fewer than five bucks. If you’re in the area, don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path a bit and search out these little gems. I’m finding more and more that Chinatown in Philly has more than its fair share of good eats.banh_mi

These pictures were shot with my handy Galaxy S3 smartphone.  [bws_related_posts]