The Bahn Mee sandwiches at Bun Mee Phan are delicious, earning their place as one of the best sandwiches in Kansas City. While you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, the Chinese BBQ pork is the best, made from the aforementioned Chinese barbeque on a toasted baguette with pate, homemade butter, cucumbers, jalapenos, cilantro, pickled radish, carrots, and onions. In the following video, the chef explains their process in creating this mix of palates.
Often, the best food is the result of very different cultures merging into something completely new. Bahn Mee sandwiches are an excellent example of this. When France ruled Vietnam as part of the colony of French Indochina, the French introduced the baguette to Vietnam. Many people in Vietnam began filling baguettes with traditional Vietnamese ingredients like pork sausage or daikon, creating the Bahn Mee sandwich. Forced to leave their homes as refugees following the Vietnam War, Vietnamese people brought the Bahn Mee with them, popularizing them in countries with large Vietnamese populations, such as Australia and the United States.
Aside from the Bahn Mee sandwich, Bun Mee Phan also offers noodle or rice bowls, spring rolls, specials unique to the restaurant, and a wide variety of beverages to choose from, such as many flavors of bubble tea or salted lemonade. If you're planning a special event in the city, Bun Mee Phan offers catering, ensuring a memorable time at your special event. For the best Vietnamese food you can get stateside, visit Bun Mee Phan.
"Báhn Mì" by Charles Barilleaux is licensed under CC BY 2.0.