I passed by this little place about a month ago by chance and promised to try it out once it was up and running. I had the opportunity today on my way back from Costco and am pleasantly surprised.
It's basically a take out joint with some seating and a limited menu featuring about a dozen Banh Mi's and a chalk board menu with some basic noodle dishes and Pho's that is quite popular on weekends according to the owner.
I ordered the BBQ pork,lemon grass beef and pork meatball. They are all made in front of you and lacked nothing except some heat and perhaps a splash more of fish sauce but I attribute that to the owner not wanting to overwhelm the white guy before he got to know him.
The all important baguette was fresh with just the right amount of crust and crunch and all the fillings were seasoned well including the pickled carrots and radish.
All in all definitely an improvement for what passes for Banh Mi in central NJ and I can't wait to try the rest of the menu. Give it a shot but if you like yours with a bite please ask Qwan to kick it up...you can handle it. Banh Mi Viet. 381 Old Post Road, Edison .NJ. 08817. 732 626 5542.
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