Banhmi holds a special place in my heart - they bring me back to a time during my overseas community service project in school where these sandwiches were sold 20-50cents sustenance everyday in Hue where we were helping with simple construction of a kindergarten. At price tags of double digit multiples in Singapore it only speaks of the different income level, economic development of the 2 countries.
That said while I had high hopes of this coffeeshop-like Vietnamese place since I’ve visited years ago when they were in Orchard, I was dismayed as the quality of food had severely deteriorated with higher price points compared to neighbouring Vietnamese places. My banhmi was only passable as the chicken meat was tough but thankfully seasoned with flavor. No wonder the place was quite empty on a Saturday evening when other places along the Geylang Road stretch were full house.