When it comes to Vietnamese food, most people are familiar with pho, or Vietnamese noodle commonly served with beef or chicken. Well, Just like many other cuisines, our neighbour up north has quite a lot more to offer, and today, we’re going to look at banh mi – or bread in Vietnamese.

Vi Bread House, Klang
Vi Bread House, Klang

Banh mi is basically short baguette that’s first introduced to Vietnam by the French. The crust should be crispy while interior soft and airy. Within the baguette can be any sort of ingredient that’s mainly savory in nature, from egg, pork, to ham, sardine, and more. Banh mi makes for a good on-the-go meal, not entirely unlike subs or sandwiches.

Menu translation, left to right, top to bottom (thanks Yuri)

  1. Vietnamese sausage + ham
  2. slide pork skin (not crispy)
  3. shumai
  4. grill ground meat
  5. floss meat
  6. pate + fried eeg
  7. fish cake
  8. canned fish
  9. xíu mại trứng muối = shumai + salted eeg
  10. thịt nướng = grill pork
  11. bánh ướt chả lụa nem chua = steamed thin rice pancake + Vietnamese sausage + fermented pork
  12. xôi mặn = sticky rice (mean steam sticky rice then add all kind of toppings)

Translation:

  • chả lụa = Vietnamese sausage
  • dăm bông = ham
  • chà bông = floss meat
  • xíu mại = shumai
  • bì = pork skin (not crispy)

Lucky for me, there’s a unofficial “Vietnamese town” located between Klang Parade and Taman Eng Ann, and we’ve recently discovered Vi Bread House, a specialty store offering banh mi. In fact, this store is so original it basically has only Vietnamese language on the menu, which makes ordering a bit tricky if not for the fact that the lady also speaks Mandarin.

For our first try, I simply opted for the first item on the menu that turns out to be meatball with salted egg yolk fillings. There’s also red chili, cilantro, cucumber, carrots, and those juice from meatball and more that completes the sandwich. I also liked the fact that the baguette is re-toasted to ensure crispiness right before serving.

meatball with salted egg banh mi
meatball with salted egg banh mi

There are over a dozen different banh mi varieties to choose from here, priced between RM 10-12, guess I’ll have to try more of them next round, this one was an excellent first taste.

map to vi bread house

Address:
Vi Bread House 越式面包屋
L3, 2-3A, Jalan Pekan Baru 36,
Pelangi Promenade, 41050 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.064779, 101.454461
Tel: 018-355 3681

KY eats – Authentic Banh Mi at Vi Bread House (越式面包屋), Klang
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8 thoughts on “KY eats – Authentic Banh Mi at Vi Bread House (越式面包屋), Klang

  • September 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm
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    I’ve only had banh mi a handful of times. I do love to eat bread but find this a bit too thick (too much bread if that’s even understandable…lol) but yours do look rather juicy! ^_~

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    • September 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: gotta try this one when you have a chance!

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  • September 21, 2022 at 9:39 am
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    I recently tried a rather good Vietnamese restaurant near my place too. The Pho & Banh Mi were legit.

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    • September 22, 2022 at 9:41 am
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      Choi Yen: oOo that sounds great. More choices

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  • September 24, 2022 at 7:16 am
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    Not my favourite Vietnamese delight but I don’t mind ordering it all the time. I guess it depends on what they stuff it with, some are nicer than others.

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    • September 26, 2022 at 9:37 am
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      suituapui: yaa, the ingredients are important.

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    • September 26, 2022 at 9:37 am
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      Charmaine: yaa, didn’t even know how to order at first.

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