Trinity Bellwoods has a Banh Mi Boys doppelganger
Cheap restaurants are a dying breed on Queen West near Trinity Bellwoods, but Nam may be the exception. It’s a Banh Mi Boys doppelganger (right down to the suspiciously similar signage), and it serves some of the area’s least expensive take-out. The menu includes Chinese buns, rice-paper rolls and yam fries, but the best deal may come in sandwich form: for $6, big house-baked baguettes come loaded with pickled veggies, fresh cilantro and hot sauce, plus a choice of protein (options include lemongrass chicken, pulled pork and coconut meatballs). Banh mi purists may miss the traditional slick of liver pâté (and the $3 price tag at some Chinatown shops), but otherwise it’s a pretty authentic Vietnamese sub, and a well-priced option for the neighbourhood. At tomorrow’s grand opening, customers will get a free drink with purchase of any sandwich or bun.
Nam Sandwich, 874 Queen St. W., 416-551-0625, facebook.com
2 thoughts on “Trinity Bellwoods has a Banh Mi Boys doppelganger”
I recently tried their sandwiches and felt it was mostly bread and had no taste whatsoever. You are not allowed to make any changes to how the sandwich is made and it was very disappointing. I would never go back.
We have been getting great impartial, positive reviews via social media regarding our sandwiches (and buns), especially the pork belly sandwich, the lemongrass chicken sandwich and the grilled beef sandwich! =o)
Regarding the “no substitution/no change”, our recipes were developed with specific ingredients that will best enhance the flavours and “substitution”, in our own view, will take away the balance.
Thank you for your feedback. We will take it into serious consideration. We ensure you next time you stop by NAM, you will be pleased with the experience.
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