Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eating New York - Baoguette

Last Thursday, after a trip to the Strand for more books I don't need, Mr Minx and I traipsed over to Christopher Street so I could sniff a couple of new fragrances at Aedes, then on to Baoguette for a real banh mi.

We got the regular "Baoguette" sandwich of pork, paté, cilantro, and pickled veg. The bread was really crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the filling was nicely redolent of fish sauce. The sandwich we had eaten at Saigon Remembered tasted good, but it was a poor imposter of the real thing, particularly the bread. The bread really makes the sandwich.

After lunch, we stopped to try gelato at both Grom (cassata and walnut) and L'Arte del Gelato (peanut and strawberry). The stuff is incredibly expensive (about $5 for a small, which is a small scoop of up to 2 flavors) but soooo good.

And thus concludes our eating tour of New York. At least for this particular visit. :)

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