Banh Mi 172 Vietnamese Restaurant Williamsburg Brooklyn
172 Bedford Ave (Bet N7th and N8th)
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
718 384 0028
Open 7 days
10-11pm Sun – Thurs
10 – 1AM Fri – Sat
If you’ve been following my posts, you’ve probably noticed my recent obsession with banh mi sandwiches. Luck would have it that a small banh mi sandwich shop opened up a few weeks ago in Williamsburg. Actually it’s just phase one of the owners’ plans as they are preparing to launch their restaurant in a few months (located adjacent to the sandwich counter) that will be serving a full Vietnamese menu. You know that means bowls of fresh pho! In the meantime, the banh mi sandwiches are flying off the counter at this latest food enterprise in Williamsburg. LOL, is Vietnamese the new Thai of Williamsburg?
Priced at just $5 each, Banh Mi 172’s 7 varieties of banh mi include xiu mai (Vietnamese Meatball), banh mi ga nuong sa (grilled lemongrass chicken), banh mi thit khia (bbq pork), banh mi cha ca (fish cake sandwich) and a vegetarian option (of course). I’ve tried the #1 special combination (all of the above excluding the lemongrass chicken) as well as the classic #2 (thinly sliced pork). I really liked the special combination since it was a bit different especially with the fish cake slices. The #2 Classic is spot on and will defintiely do the job. The next time I’m definitely going to try the BBQ Pork sandwich. I found out one of the owners is Chinese and I’m hoping they’ll use Chinese Cha Xiu BBQ Pork like they do it out in the Vietnamese restaurants in California. Check it out!
P.S. Banh Mi 172 is open till 1AM on Fri and Sat so you now have an alternative option to the greasy pizza across the street!