Blacksheep Restaurants is set to open its latest venture: Le Petit Saigon, a tiny outlet that only serves up Banh Mi Thit
We love us some good food here at Honeycombers Hong Kong, so when we heard about the rumoured opening of a new Banh Mi joint, we had to let you know about it. The latest restaurant from Blacksheep Restaurants, Le Petit Saigon will be serving up some of the city’s most authentic Vietnamese specialty sandwiches, so head to Wan Chai for a taste of the crunchy, flavoursome goodness from Monday, 12 June!
Affectionately known as the little brother to Blacksheep’s neighbouring Le Garçon Saigon, Le Petit Saigon is mixing up the way things are done by serving one thing only: the Banh Mi Thit.
A result of the French colonisation of Vietnam in the 1800’s, every ingredient in the sandwich has been carefully chosen and prepared. From the fromage de tête (made to Head Chef Bao La’s mother’s recipe), to the chicken liver pate, mayonnaise and the rolled pork belly that are all made in-house, even authentic Vietnamese chillies that have a sweeter, more aromatic heat have been sourced.
But perhaps the hardest part was recreating the bread so that it has that unique crispy-yet-chewy consistency. This is custom-baked for Le Petit Saigon and based on a bread that Chef Bao fell in love with in Dalat.
Like most typical Banh Mi shops in Vietnam, the sandwiches are offered for takeaway only. There is no indoor seating but guests are encouraged to perch on the stoop outside and enjoy their sandwiches curbside – just like how it’s done in Vietnam.
Le Petit Saigon’s Banh Mi Thit are priced at $88 and available daily from noon until they run out.
Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2455 2499, 灣仔永豐街16號地下