Before I decided to move to Boston, I made sure there were banh mi sandwiches available in the city, so much did I fall in love with them in NYC, but sadly, I hadn't gotten around to visiting one of the Chinatown or Allston locations that offer them in the Boston area. Fortunately, the new food truck situation in Boston means that the Bon Me truck and I sometimes cross paths.
I first saw the truck at First Thursdays in JP last month:
In a frenzy of errand running yesterday, I allowed myself to finally stop at the truck as it was parked in front of the BPL, one of my errands locations.
|Spice-rubbed All Natural Chicken Banh Mi - $6|
|You still can't see it all that well, but I was trying to get a good picture of their housemade spicy mayo.|
My only criticism is that they could've given me more cilantro. It mostly came as a sprig on either end of the sandwich. More cilantro!
Also, the guy next to me got the pork sandwich, and it looked amazing. Next time, next time.
And they're part of Level Up (click here to get $5 free Level Up bucks, which gets me $5 too)! Hooray!
Menu - All Entrees are $6They offer a banh mi sandwich with either:
-Spice-rubbed All Natural Chicken
-Organic Tofu and Shitake Mushrooms
Or you can get a noodle salad (either buckwheat soba or rice noodles) with seasonal greens, bean sprouts, cilantro, carrot, daikon and red onion with a choice of dressings:
Finally, you can choose a rice bowl with either brown or white rice, which consists of pickled carrot and daikon, seasonal greens, bean sprouts, cilantro, scallions and a soy drizzle.
-Edamame dusted with paprika, red pepper and sea salt - $2
and more importantly:
-"Deviled" Tea Eggs topped with that housemade orange spicy mayo heaven sauce, scallions and aleppo pepper
They also have beloved Vietnamese Ice Coffee, as well as Thai-basil Lemonade, Spicy Ginger Lemonade, and unsweetened organic iced green tea, all for just $2.50. (16 ounce cups if my eyes and memory serve)