There’s a reason why that Vietnamese banh mi is reminiscent of a French baguette. That’s where the popular sandwich came from — sort of. In the late 1800s, French colonization of Vietnam introduced baguettes to the country. Eventually, Vietnamese bakers altered the bread recipe, resulting in today’s distinctive fluffy texture. Banh mi was originally served for breakfast with butter and sugar but later became an all-day meal with versatile ingredients meant to suit a variety of budgets and tastes.
Since then, banh mi has spread around the world, all while maintaining its origins. Whether it’s filled with pork belly and cucumbers, sandwich meat and cheese, or pate, here’s where to find the Vietnamese staple in Las Vegas.Read More