Sate Southeast Asian Grill, located near the University of South Florida in the Fowler Sweetbay Plaza has added new Vietnamese banh mi sub sandwich menu items to their Southeast Asian menu line-up. The baguette was introduced by the French during the Colonial Period of Vietnam and has influenced Vietnamese cuisine ever since.
The Traditional Banh Mi contains a fresh and toasty baguette which gives just the right crunch. Inside the sandwich are several ingredients including cilantro, thinly sliced cucumbers, steamed pork roll called cha lua, Vietnamese pickled carrots and daikon radish, and pork liver pate (my personal favorite ingredient). Chile and jalapenos can be added or removed depending on your taste.
For those looking for something a little different there is the Sesame Barbeque Pork Banh Mi which is also quite popular in the Vietnamese community. Both banh mi sandwiches are 9-inches and cost $4.95. The sesame pork is also now available on the regular list of meat choices for Sate’s traditional Asian bowl options as pictured below.
I sampled both items recently and enjoyed both, but you have a chance to try it for yourself by entering the contest below to win a free banh mi sub sandwich at Sate. Sate is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is located at 2716 E Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612. Call (813) 977-8880 with any questions regarding their new menu items.
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