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History of Ba Cô Bánh Mì

Welcome to Ba Cô Bánh Mì, also known as Ba Cô Sandwich. "Ba Cô" means "Three Ladies" in Vietnamese. There are three regions in Viet Nam (Nam = South, Trung = Central, Bac = North). Each lady represents each region and that was how we came up with our name. Our goal is to serve fresh, delicious, and authentic Vietnamese bánh mì to you.

Our four popular fresh fruit smoothies are avocado, mango, strawberry, and strawberry & banana. As for sandwiches, we have grilled beef, grilled chicken, meatballs, and Vietnamese ham & pork. Don't forget to try our fresh spring rolls that we make in front of your eyes.

We also make sandwiches and spring rolls to satisfy our vegetarian customers.

We are located inside of Super 88 Market's food court in Brighton, Massachusetts, a short walking distant from Boston Univeristy. Please come and enjoy our bánh mì. Thank you.

History of Bánh Mì from Wikipedia

Bánh Mì (pronounciation: [bun me]) is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. Bread, or more specifically the baguette, was introduced by the French during its colonial period. The bread most commonly found in Vietnam is a single serving baguette, therefore the term bánh mì is synonymous with this type of bread. The bánh mì is usually more airy than its western counterpart, so as a result, has a thinner crust.

In the West, especially in areas with substantial Vietnamese immigrant communities, the term is used to refer to a type of meat-filled sandwich on bánh mì bread, found in Vietnamese bakeries. Typical fillings include steamed, pan-roasted or oven-roasted seasoned pork belly, Vietnamese sausage, grilled pork, grilled pork patties, spreadable pork liver pâté, pork floss, grilled chicken, chicken floss, canned sardines in tomato sauce, soft pork meatballs in tomato sauce, head cheese, fried eggs, and tofu. Accompanying vegetables typically include fresh cucumber slices, cilantro (leaves of the coriander plant) and pickled carrots and daikon in shredded form. Common condiments include spicy chili sauce, sliced chilis, mayonnaise, and cheese. For vegans, there is the tofu banh mi.

In the Vietnamese language these sandwiches would be referred to as e.g. bánh mì xíu mại for a baguette with crushed pork meatball, Bánh mì pâté chả thịt for a baguette or sandwich with pâté, Vietnamese sausage and meat, usually pork bellies, since it is the most common kind of meat. Almost all of these varieties innovations made by or introduced and is often eaten in Saigon and is known as bánh mì Sài Gòn ("Saigon-Style" banh mi), the most popular form is banh mi thit ("thit" means "meat"). However, even in Vietnam, "a bánh mì for breakfast" implies a meat-filled sandwich for breakfast, not just bread.