Pho is one of the most famous and known Vietnamese delicacies but Banh Mi is equally popular as well. Banh Mi UT is a place that pays respect to the Vietnamese Sandwiches, the menu is Banh Mi-focused... alongside with some Vietnamese classics like Spring Rolls, Barbecued Pork Noodles/ Rice and sweet treats etc. The Vietnamese element is bold here... the kitchen is manned by a Vietnamese lady and the place carries shades of casual Vietnamese eatery but the heat-intolerant will be disappointed to find out that the place has no air-conditioners, the heat can be unbearable under the sultry warm tropical weather. Not exactly the cheapest Vietnamese eats around but if you are game for a quick fix (particularly Banh Mi), this place is worth-exploring.
Grind Pork and Prawn Rice Cakes (Rm 10)
Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Rm 2.80/ each)
Banh Mi- BBQ Chicken (Rm 9)
Give the Vietnamese Spring Rolls a miss and proceed straight to the Banh Mi. The Spring Rolls were disappointingly average, unless you yearn for one. Though the Banh Mi was crisp on the outside, the inner part was a little too dry; other than that, the filling was great and the barbecued Chicken was well marinated with a hint of sweetness. The generously filled Herbs (like Coriander) and Greens complemented the meat well. The Grind Pork and Prawn Rice Cakes were somewhat uncommon, the texture was floury with a sleek Yam flavor... basically bland on its own but things got interesting when enjoyed together with the savory-sour dip. Not too bad for a change. We washed them down with a glass of Vietnamese Herbal Drink.
Vietnamese Herbal Drink (Rm 6.80)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 43, Lebuh Gereja, 10200, Georgetown, Penang (near to the junction to Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling).
Business Hours: 8 am to 9 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 563 7513