Hopefully, I will be getting back to my updating moods. Life has gotten really busy this past Summer, between traveling, working (a LOT, Thank GOD!) and being a crazy, I’ve hopefully calmed down a bit for a little to pop my head in this blog and write about some great foods I’ve been lucky enough to try.
So one of my personal favorite places to eat is this truck, called the “Banh Mi Cart” on Hanover Square and Pearl Street in downtown Manhattan. (In the Financial District) There are so many stories associated with this little truck. But I’ve eaten there 3 times and each time has been heavenly goodness.
The first time was with my friend Shelley, who told me about this truck (since she works like a block away). The second time with my friend Alan, which best story ever, we literally ran around the whole financial district looking for this stupid truck in the pouring rain. My blackberry’s googlemap really sucked, so we got lost, and I’m not very familiar with that area so yeah, we got lost a lot. The third time was with my sister for a really random quick lunch break, where we both craved it, and I traveled all the way from midtown just to go get it with her. (Yeah, I know..SUCH.. a _long_ way :p) Each time it tasted great, hit the spot and filled me up like a happy child getting a huge gift on Christmas morning.
I always get the sweet pork Vietnamese sandwich. They have things like spicy pork, chicken, vegetable, spring rolls, summer rolls, whatever finger-type foods the Vietnamese have- but no PHO.. sadly. Anyway, the sandwiches are thin, packed with meat, cucumbers, carrots and some other mysterious veggies (which are probably easily named, but I can’t think of them off the top of my head right now) – but it all tastes great. The reason why I really love this place is because of how fresh and clean it tastes. It doesn’t feel too heavy after you eat it, and it definitely leaves you feeling good after finishing the whole thing. It’s not huMONNgo, nor is it too small, it’s pretty much the perfect size. What’s also pretty great, is that it costs $6, which if you’re from queens, you’re like WHAT THE HELL, WHY WOULD I PAY SO MUCH FOR A STUPID VIET SANDWICH, because you can get one for like $4, BUT! again, in manhattan, honestly, where can you get a lunch that’s less than $8?! (WITHOUT a drink!) This is actually a jewel of a deal!
Anyways, if you guys have a chance, go check it out- should be there Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm. Don’t call me if you get lost- I still probably can’t find it even to this day. Ha!
Thanks to some of those DEDICATED FANS (HA HA WHO AM I KIDDING??) I realized that I forgot to put my proper ratings in, so here goes: