So I’m doing it. Moving from the Yay Area to the Big Apple. Although everyone is concerned for me because of the weather, crime or the “urban” living. I am most concerned with my habitual consumption of Vietnamese food. I need my Banh Mi Cha Lua + Pâté and toothbrush/dental floss/mouthwash afterwards.
NY has historically been one of the worst places for Vietnamese food (in relation to the Vietnamese population) versus VA, Houston, San Jose, SF, the OC, and Seattle, which have always been good to me. So when the NY Times has to dedicate an entire article to Banh Mi, I get a little concerned. Cause in San Jose, everyone (including the My Trang, and My Den for that matter) knows where to go already. You don’t need the San Jose Mercury News to tell you where to get Banh Mi. The fact that the article mentions fusion Banh Mi annoys me, why don’t they f’n learn how to make a good authentic one first before they stuff Pho ingredients in?
And I like how one of the sandwichmakers calls out San Jose as being too backwards to accept a fusion Banh Mi. Well then Mr. Fred Hua, have you thought that maybe San Joseans can’t accept your fabulous creation cause you’re a Chinese dude with the first name Fred? And that the classy New Yorkers can because Manhattanites have never tried a real Banh Mi before cause they’ve never ventured that far into Brooklyn?
And everyone should totally read the comments in the NYTimes article for gems like these:
It was dog as I later found out . Sad but true .Not saying
that’ s true in the U.S.— dr.martin, new york,ny