Friday, May 12, 2006
A good baguette sandwich...I like!
And so this morning I opened up the papers, flipped through the weekly supplement Urban and find this write-up about a new deli that has just opened in Raffles City Shopping Centre.
What caught my eye wasn't so much just the food featured in the photo but also the layout of the quaint yet chic nook that was the deli.
Big bold black words such as 'fresh', 'drip coffee' and 'saigon' jumped at me. It did look like a subway spoof of sorts but you know what? It isn't. That's because I actually dropped by today.
Seldom do I believe what others write about such places - or should I say, I usually ask around and find out who has tried it to confirm that it's really that good. But I have to admit that I was sold, from the moment I read that write-up. It's on page 23 if you're curious.
Anyway I happened to be around the area and was starving so I chose to try out that banh mi for dinner:
It's actually also known as a Saigon Baguette. There's the fresh and fairly generous portion of medium sized baguette stuffed with fresh veggies like grated carrots and cucumbers. And then there's the cut chillies, coriander and ham together with delicious pate. I must say, I was rather pleased with it. It wasn't astounding but it was simply nice. So nice that I finished it up quite quick. I love it actually. I am not one for so much frills and this one took the cake; ahem, the sandwich I mean.
At $5.60, it is quite reasonable and it filled me up. I wished I had tried the drip coffee or the lemongrass cheesecake but I was actually in a hurry to catch Mission Impossible 3 at Marina Square so I couldn't linger for long. Haha.
But anyway, please do check it out. The place's Baguette - The Viet-Inspired Deli. I won't say too much because you can read it for yourself in the papers and I guess you'll only know after you've bitten into a banh mi, and realise that this might just be your next favourite sandwich place!
Baguette - The Viet-Inspired Deli
B1-55, Raffles City Shopping Centre
Open daily 10am-10pm.