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Whaam Banh Mi opens Vietnamese street food restaurant

Whaam Banh Mi

Specialising in the traditional Vietnamese ‘banh mi’ sandwich, Whaam Banh Mi is opening the doors of its first shop in London this April.

Our taste buds tell us there isn’t another sandwich like a banh mi sandwich. Traditionally filled with a variety of slow-cooked meats, vegetables and sauces, it’s the mother of savoury sandwiches – a gourmet feast housed within a bread roll.

The pleasures of banh mi have been making their way around the street food scene for some time, which Whaam Banh Mi has been a part of fuelling, but now the team will be serving up their sandwiches from their first permanent residence in a bustling spot in Soho, London.

Whaam Banh Mi sandwich

The shop will have an open counter where orders will be freshly prepared on the spot and fillings such as Asian BBQ shredded pork and lemongrass chicken will be available. And as ‘banh mi’ does technically refer to the bread itself, the fillings will be stuffed into a special-recipe bread roll with a light, airy centre (that allows more room for the filling) and a thin outer crust to hold it all together.

Vietnamese coffees will also be available, supplied by The Saigon Coffee Company and Blacksheep Coffee. You’ll find desserts on offer too if you need to finish on a sweet note.

Whaam Bánh Mì, 40 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LY. whaambanhmi.com