What? Banh Mi Boys for “snacks”
Where? 392 Queen st w (501 Queen streetcar OR 510 Spadina streetcar)
The skinny: Just a few weeks ago, Banh Mi Boys reopened up their newly renovated space just off of Queen and Spadina. Think a sandwich shop with Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese influences and put that all into delicious offerings. Not expensive at all, you’ll consistently find a line up at lunch and dinner.
Finally! Finally I’m trying Banh Mi Boys (@BanhMiBoys)! It was a close call though because of the crazy downpour and having walked all the way from Bellwoods Brewery to Chinatown. Good thing Vickie and Grace had a big enough craving for kimchi fries! haha The restaurant is really low key—order, pick up, EAT!
The menu is laid out very clearly in 4 sections: banh mi, taco, steamed bao. Together, they make up different delivery systems (that they make themselves!! ;D) for a variety of delicious fillings. And then you can complement all of that with the “sides”.
Such a fun mural!
There isn’t a whole lot of seating space but then again, you’ll eat the food so quickly so it doesn’t quite matter. ;)
The four of us shared their infamous kimchi fries and Vickie also got a braised beef cheek bao too. The poutine was so good! It’s quite an impressive portion so sharing with someone is a good idea.
Not many people know this, but I have an aversion to raw onions/scallions/shallots. As in, if we go out for pho, you’ll see a little pile of scallion and onion slices to one side of my bowl by the end. Long story short, I readily ate the scallions along with every other component of the poutine because it all works better together.
|The night before the supposedly "huge" moon made its appearance...|
Verdict: Very simply put, I’m coming back here for a full meal. ;) Gonna try my fill of their baos/tacos/banh mi with a friend willing to come out as well. This place ain’t tough to sell, their stuff’s GOOD and the vibe’s so chill so why wouldn’t you come?!
Check ‘em out! http://www.banhmiboys.com/
P.S. Hint hint nudge nudge! There may or may not be an off-menu item (aka secret menu!?) involving …dun dun dun!! ;)
5 out of 5 NOMs