With chicken rice and mala stalls a dime a dozen, it’s refreshing to see hawkers branch out into less common cuisines in the heartlands. Bánh Mì Bé Bi is one such family-run business that makes Vietnamese sandwiches from scratch, among other traditional offerings.
Based at Upper Aljunied Road, Bánh Mì Bé Bi’s owners are certainly dedicated to their craft, starting as early as 5am every day to make their freshly baked baguettes from scratch. The piping hot loaves as usually ready around evening time, after nearly a full day’s labour from preparation to baking.
It’s no surprise, then, that their banh mi is the most popular item on the menu, with almost every table ordering at least one set. There are eight flavours to choose from, including grilled chicken and pork. The Roasted Pork Baguette Bánh Mi Heo Quay ($5) is generously stuffed with Vietnamese pork sausage, shredded carrots and cucumbers, and coriander for that extra fresh aftertaste. That roasted pork is satisfyingly fatty and decadent, too!
The Fried Spring Rolls Cha Gio ($5) is great for sharing. Lightly fried and crunchy, it’s not overly oily.
Bánh Mì Bé Bi’s food is undeniably authentic and wallet-friendly, and the laid-back atmosphere provides a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. If you’re looking for delicious Vietnamese food that doesn’t break the bank, and don’t mind the trip, pay a visit to this family-run stall!
Address: 375 Upper Aljunied Road, Singapore 367860
Nearest MRT: Tai Seng CC11
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm daily