Vietnamese: Mangez Avec Moi – Express

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Mangez Avec Moi Express is a small, carry-out establishment neighboring it’s main sit-down restaurant.  Specializing in Vietnamese bahn mi, I recently grabbed a sandwich for dinner on the way home from work.   How did it turn out?

I was a bit wary at first; the guy preparing my sandwich was decidedly not Vietnamese.  However, I kept an open mind, ordering a spicy “traditional” bahn mi – a French baguette with cilantro, pate Vietnamese ham, vegetables, peppers and a sweet sauce.

After taking the quick picture above, I dug in.  Although the sandwich got a little crushed in my bag, the baguette was nicely toasted, and the vegetables were fresh.   For $6-7, the bahn mi provided a filling and scrumptious dinner meal.  I wouldn’t say that it was the best bahn mi I’ve ever had, but I won’t turn my nose up at this one.

Worth a try.

Mangez Avec Moi – Express
71 West Broadway (btw. Murray and Warren)
212.385.0008

What’s your favorite type of sandwich?

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9 Comments

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    PartyPlannerGal
    September 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I just had my first Vietnamese sandwich on Sunday, though not with ham. Mine had tofu, which I'm assuming is decidedly NOT traditional. Either way, it was pretty good and filling 🙂

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    penga
    September 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    mmm. i love bahn mi, though your price shocks me a little! I've never seen them over $5. haha. i usually get the grilled pork kind, and i love it when there's lots of pickled carrot/daikon!

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    N
    September 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    yay Vietnamese, that's my people's food. I hope this doesn't make you sad but over in California, banh mi costs $2.50. About 10 years ago, it only cost $1. I love the pate and the special mayonnaise they have.

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    Jessica
    September 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I've never had Vietnamese but that looks tasty!

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    September 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    This place is a few blocks away from my old office and I used to go there a lot (crappy food options around there). Anyway, I thought it was fine as well. It's a nice take out option to have in that neighborhood.

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    mintedlife
    September 8, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Mmmm….I love vietnamese sandwiches!! So good. I've only had them tofu and they were delicious.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    September 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Aahh bahn mi are among my favorite foods ever – so fresh and delish! Thanks for this review!

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    Katie
    September 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I've been dying to try a bahn mi sandwich for a while now…if only I could find a good one in FL! 😉

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    Creature Gorgeous
    September 9, 2010 at 4:45 am

    OMG OMG OMG OMG. I grew up on these and LOVE them. I also love how they've grown in popularity. There's a banh mi truck in our area that's super hipster and makes it totally mentally accessible (not that it's necessary). Is that ham or the pork sausage they call, cha lua? Darn you, it's after midnight and now I want one!!!

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