Crispy Banh Mi - Ballantyne
Vietnam Grill, IMO, is the gold standard for Vietnamese in this area and Crispy Bahn Mi's pork does have good flavor in the noodle bowl I had and was priced fairly. Their vegetables were fresh with a very good fish sauce, but the pork was not very lean which makes it chewier. Even with that said, I would have given the restaurant 4 stars for their food, but there are only 4 tables and 8 chairs and the floor is filthy - covered in dirt and mud. The other issue is if you don't use chopsticks, they give you a kids plastic fork which is not adequate for wet noodles.
I ordered a fruit drink, beef rolls, and a grilled chicken banhmi. Everything tasted great. Well seasoned. Staff was friendly and made suggestions. My only suggestion would be adding more jalapeos. The carrot and radish in the banhmi was really tasty. They had no Vegetable banhmi or rolls. I would try it again.
One of the best Banh Mi's we've ever had, and not just in Charlotte! I've had larger Banh Mi's, and I've also paid more. We love the balance of great meat and pickled veggies, but when you wrap that in a crispy bun, it's even better! The options of meat in the rolls isn't found in a lot of restaurants. We've yet to explore the drink menu, but we'll probably try them on our next picnic (with a few sandwiches and rolls in hand).
I had gotten the fish sandwich and classic milk tea with boba, both were absolutely amazing!!! I noticed theyre short on staff but they got the job done. It was quick and great costumer service. They were very friendly and attentive. I cant say enough great things about this restaurant. This would definitely be my to-go spot for Banh Mi here in Charlotte!
Can't wait to Celebrate Bubble Tea HERE today... I tell everyone about my experience here.The staff at this place is so sweet!!! I came here the other day and got some teas and a sand-which. and on my way across the parking lot, I ended up dropping both my drinks and spilling them completely. Devastated and "would -have-willing" paid again, this restaurant was so sweet and replaced the dropped drinks. Love this restaurant and all the things they have on their menu.