Bahn Mi

Lemongrass Chicken Bahn Mi
I've done it! I finally found some *good* Vietnamese food in Kelowna, Vietnam Village on Harvey Ave.. It took me close to 3 years to find this place which is funny because we pass it multiple times a week and never really gave it a thought. So for those you don't know what "Bahn Mi" is, it's basically a sub, a sandwich, or more specifically a Vietnamese sub. The bread is generally made in-house and is toasty warm. The filling varies depending on location, the one I got was a lemongrass chicken. Vietnam Village also does a Satay Beef and a Cold Cut sub. Whatever kind it is it's always got fresh crisp toppings including a sweet pickled veggie mixture usually containing carrot & daikon. On top of that this sandwich had spears of fresh crunchy cucumber and a nice serving of cilantro to finish it off.

Crispy fried spring roll

My mother-in-law is not the adventurous foodie type but she tried their fried spring roll and to my surprise actually enjoyed it! I didn't think she would since these had "weird" ingredients in it, including taro root, but I didn't bother mentioning that until after she ate it and said it was one of the best ones she's ever had.

Pineapple Bubble Tea

Tapioca Balls at the bottom of the cup
To finish off the meal I got a Bubble Tea as well. They've become quite popular in the last few years and the flavors range from the usual strawberry and pineapple to durian fruit and avocado. The small black things at the bottom of the drink are chewy tapioca balls. Occasionally they're made of jelly and they don't really have much flavor of their own. I love the texture of these tapioca balls and you generally for 2-3 in your mouth with every sip. I think I enjoy the fun of it more than anything else! Everything we tried was fresh and fantastic which is saying a lot in this area from my experience. The price wasn't bad either. The subs were $5.00 each which I think is totally worth it! It's so nice to finally have a place to get good Vietnamese food without having to make it myself for once.


Kar said...

Mostly testing here but I want! You can't get anything like that around here.

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