My coworker introduced me to Tung Hing a while ago when she was craving Banh Mi. Lucky for me she went during lunch, and grabbed some Vietnamese sandwiches and gave one to me. She’s raved about this place before, and is her favourite. They bake their own bread, and make their own meats. They are located by Kingsway and Knight Street, and have their own little Vietnamese area with a market, and another shop. Make sure you get your sandwich from Tung Hing, as the other Banh Mi place isn’t as good, so I hear.
This time Beipas was nice enough to grab some sandwiches for me and my coworkers and drop it off. The House Special sandwiches are $3.25 each (damn these sandwiches keep getting more and more expensive). They come with a delicious freshly baked french bread, and is probably the best bread I’ve had on a banh mi. Nice crispy crust, and light inside, they are really awesome. Inside they have pickled radish and carrots, cucumber, cilantro, jalepeno peppers, pate, and various Vietnamese meats. This one seemed a bit different because I swear it had something similar to Cha Siu, but my coworker said it wasn’t your typical BBQ pork, but it sure did look like it because of the red colour.
Personally, I love this sandwich because everything is so fresh at Tung Hing. This is my favourite place to get a Banh Mi. Beipas still likes it better at Hen Long (though she agrees the bread is better). I prefer Tung Hing though because of the better bread. Tung Hing is quite far from where we live, so luckily Hen Long is just about a 10 minute drive from us.
Tung Hing Bakery