Whenever someone suggests Vietnamese for dinner, I’m in. We found a great local place here in Atlanta to get both Banh Mi and Pho.
Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich served on a fresh baguette with butter, meat of your choice, fresh cilantro, fresh cucumber, pickled carrots and fresh sliced jalapenos. When made well, it’s crunchy and full of lots of flavor. And, it’s cheap – typically $3 or less!
When we went to Quoc Huong on a Sunday for lunch, the place was bustling. We typically go during the week where it is quiet and a little slower. On Sundays, however, it’s another story. I estimate that they made and sold approximately 50 sandwiches while we were there alone!
We sat ourselves and I quickly knew what I wanted – Pork BBQ Banh Mi and Pho Tai (thinly sliced beef that actually cooks in the soup).
First things first, we recieved our garnishment plate for our Pho. It was full of bean sprouts, lime wedges and Thai Basil – yum!
Next, came my Pork BBQ Banh Mi – delicious!
Finally, the Pho Tai. I like to add about a tblpsn or so of sriracha and a little bit of hoisin sauce. I also flavor it with fresh lime, jalapenos and basil.
What a great meal! We were quite full until much later in the day.
Other scrumptious things that are on the menu at Quoc Huong that we’ve tried include the vermicelli bowls, spring rolls, hot tea and bubble tea.
We have come in before where the sandwiches had run out for the day so if you’re determined to have Banh Mi, you may want to call ahead!
F, Sat, Sun: 9-9
5150 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340