Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thanh Da Bakery BKLYN NY
Im no food critic but ill pretend for this one. I just got back from hanging with my good friend A. Bogs. We took a stroll up to 7th ave, the heart of Chinatown Brooklyn. There's a really cool newly expanded bakery by the name of Thanh Da. This has got to be the best place for Vietnamese sandwiches in Brooklyn or maybe even NY.
The sandwich is made up of thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, onions, cucumbers, and cilantro. Popular fillings include roasted or grilled pork, Vietnamese Ham, paté, mayonnaise, chicken, and head cheese. Most Banh Mi sandwiches contain a Vietnamese mayonnaise-like spread that is a mixture of egg yolk, cooking oil/butter, and sometimes spices. Sorry my vegetarian friends. The sandwiches are really inexpensive and super delicious. The place is really friendly and super clean. A sandwich with some dessert and a drink will run you about 6 bucks. You really cant beat that. You can sit in or sit outside where they usually have some fold out chairs. What a day! Shooting the breeze with a great friend and enjoying a Vietnamese sandwich. Now thats life!