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Ba Xuyên

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4222 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232 40.645471 -73.999211
nr. 42nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-633-6601 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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Hours

Daily, 7am-6:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 45th St.; D at Ninth Ave.

Prices

$3.50-$4.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Part of the charm of many bánh mì shops, purveyors of the wondrous Vietnamese sandwich that packs pork and pickled vegetables into a crunchy baguette, comes from their dual identities. Bánh Mì  Saigon (on Mott Street) is tucked into the back of a jewelry store; Nha Sach Khai Tri (on Canal) sells both cell phones and hoagies. By contrast, Ba Xuyên has a solitary purpose: The all-white box of a place—with a smattering of potted trees and four tables—sells only food, mainly bánh mì that blow away most of the competition. Of course, picking the best bánh mì can feel like choosing a favorite child. Suffice it to say that this place gets the elements exactly right: the thin, incredibly crunchy crust; the rich and salty pork products (from meatballs to pâté to spongy cold cuts), and the bracingly sweet-tart shredded pickled daikon and carrots with cilantro liberally applied. Add a squirt of sweet chili sauce, a cooling spear of cucumber, and a smear of what tastes like a cross between mayo and garlic butter, and you have a kingly bánh mì for Kings County.

Recommended Dishes

Banh mi with meatballs, $4.50; banh mi with grilled pork, $4.50; banh mi with pate and cold cuts, $4.50; avocado milkshake, $2.75

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