With the recent trend of food trucks popping up in Bangkok, you may have already heard about the Vietnamese sandwich truck called Bahn Mi Boy. Unfortunately a few months back the truck was involved in an accident which put the truck and it’s owners out of commission for quite a while. The good news is the owners are back with a slightly different concept, as a permanent stall in Sukhumvit 33/1. Although it’s no longer a food truck, I think you’ll find the characteristics you loved about the visiting the truck are still true in the new location.
The name has changed slightly, becoming Bahn Mi Bo. However, there’s much for old fans of the truck to celebrate. First, the new location is more convenient for people taking public transportation, being only a few hundred meters from the skywalk to the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station. They now have seating on the floor above the restaurant in a food court which has a small, air conditioned room. Secondly, it’s still food truck cheap with most of the menu items less than one hundred baht ($3) and sandwich combo with drink and spring roll is only 150 baht.
Banh Mi Bo has recently added pho to it’s menu, but the banh mi sandwich with five choices for ingredients is still the highlight. The choices are lemongrass chicken, crispy pork, tofu and two types of roast pork, making more than a few combinations possible. However, the sandwich can be dry and they’ve yet to offer any sauces or other condiments along with your order. This would especially come in handy when you order anything with crispy pork, which is great, but together with the crunch from the baguette, don’t leave much room for the other flavors to harmonize. Otherwise Banh Mi Bo is cheap, tasty, and easy to find making it a great lunch spot. Expect the owners to continue to improve their menu, but for now the protip is to bring your own sriracha!
BANH MI BO LOCATION AND HOURS:
Address: Ellsie Boutique Mall, Sukhumvit Soi 33/1
Directions: Exit BTS Skytrain stop Phrom Phong towards Sukhumvit 31/1. Find the restaurant on the right hand side around 100 meters into the soi in the mini mall. Restaurant on first floor, seating above in the food court.
Phone Number: 096 886 0052
Hours: Daily 11am – 7pm, Closed Tuesdays
Price Range: 100 – 200 THB
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/banhmiboythailand/