No. 2 Bahn Mi Sandwiches
A product of French colonialism in Indochina, banh mi sandwiches meld native Vietnamese ingredients such as grilled pork, pickled vegetables, hot peppers and cilantro with classic French cuisine such as pâté and mayonnaise, all stuffed into crispy baguettes. Introduced to America by Vietnamese immigrants, these tasty sandwiches are becoming a mainstream menu item in many urban areas. For instance, banh mi sandwiches are among the favorite items at the Star Ginger Asian Grill & Noodle Bar food truck, which Sodexo and celebrity chef Mai Pham opened in October on the University of California-Davis campus.