A pork banh mi at Le Petit Saigon in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Eat Drink Asia: Banh mi-where Vietnamese tradition and French colonialism collide

  • While banh mi might look simple, there’s more to it than meets the eye
  • The dish was born in a time when Vietnamese weren’t even allowed access to wheat flour, making it hard to imagine the sandwich would become world famous
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A pork banh mi at Le Petit Saigon in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Yang Yang

Yang Yang

Before joining the Post in 2019, Yang was a TV producer and editor for 2M Media Group in Washington, where she produced mini-documentaries and studio interviews.

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Alkira Reinfrank

Alkira is a production editor and journalist with the South China Morning Post where she specialises in multimedia storytelling for the Culture Desk. Before moving to Hong Kong, Alkira worked as a multiplatform reporter and digital producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) in Canberra.

Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan is a senior writer on the Culture desk. She samples more than her share of dishes around Hong Kong and writes about people and issues that make an impact on the city.