Sunday, 21 April 2019

Up For A Banh-ing Good Time? | Banh And Mee Leeds

Hey everyone! 

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Welcome to a brand new post! I went and tried Banh Mi's for the first time the other week, so I thought that today, I would talk to you all about my experience of trying it for the first time!

Mylinh and Sengy run the street café together and serve traditional family recipes with a modern Yorkshire twist. They offer simple, fresh and authentic food, bringing vibrant culture of Vietnamese street food, from the streets of Hanoi to the streets of Leeds.

I wandered down to the wonderful Kirkgate Market. Kirkgate Market has some great and quirky stalls, which when mixed with great architectural features, makes it a great place to go and have a wander in. I slowly made my way through the building, weaving in and out of stalls until I found the one that I was looking for.

Banh and Mee have a selection of Vietnamese food, ranging from bowls of pho, to banh mis and everything in between. Me and my friend, decided to go for a BBQ Pork and Chicken and Lemongrass Banh Mi's. We nearly decided to go for a Mama Tran's Homemade Tofu Banh Mi, just for the name alone, but maybe next time, eh?

The BBQ Pork was to die for. The texture of the smooth, near silky, piece of Pork against the thick BBQ reduced sauce and the crunchy bread that the Banh Mi came in was to die for. The depth of the BBQ sauce was delicious. The sweetness was cut through with acidity and a slight bit of heat. This on it's own was enough to fill you up for Lunch but I definitely wouldn't walk and eat with it.

A long oval golden brown baguette filled with rectangular pieces od dark pork with a selection of brightly coloured vegetables on a black rectangular tray on a light brown rectangular table on a bright background

The Chicken and Lemongrass was also to die for. I love anything with Lemongrass in, from bath bombs and perfumes, to, food and cocktails. The Chicken was perfectly cooked. Seared and cooked, but still umptuous and succulent in the middle. The Lemongrass added a hint of deep Citrus that went well with Chicken. The sort of salad that was with it added tang, and the bread added a crunch against the softness of the filling. Just lovely.

A long oval golden brown baguette filled with square pieces of white chicken with a selection of brightly coloured vegetables on a black rectangular tray on a light brown rectangular table on a bright background

Have you been to Banh & Mee? Do I need to try anything else from their menu? Do I need to try any of the other vendors at Kirkgate Market? Let me know down below! 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 

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