33, Jalan SS21/56b, Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7732 8540
FB : Obanhmi
Business Hours :
Tue – Fri 8 am – 8:30 pm ; Sat – Sun 10 am – 9 pm ; Mon closed
Having trouble to find a nice place for Vietnamese Baguette (Banh Mi)? You missed the street food after coming back from your Vietnam trip? Try Obanhmi, a new eatery place opened in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, and it was just next to the famous landmark The Ship restaurant.
Obanhmi was setup by these three young ambitious Vietnamese, Daniel, Chris, and Ann. They are friendly, energetic, and eager to share with everyone the tastiness of their Vietnamese Baguette.
From the first bite, I was already hooked. Texture slightly different from the French version, Vietnamese tweak a little bit of the original recipe so that the local baguette is cheaper to produce. Light, soft and airy inside yet crunchy crisp outside, it became so popular that Vietnamese Baguette has been recently voted as the top street food by Lonely Planet.
Strike to bring in the authentic taste of Vietnamese Baguette, Chris actually resigned from his work and went to learn from a local supplier for few months before starting the business in Malaysia. According to him, a nice Banh Mi consists of five factors, the baguette, tasty pate, fresh mayo, crunchy pickled veggie, and lots of cilantro. Combining all the ingredients together, it was a really nice mix of flavors and texture, good job Obanhmi!
Besides the daily baked fresh baguette, Chris prepared the pate, mayo, and pickled veggie (radish and carrot) himself too. To retain the original flavor, Obanhmi uses pork pate, a mixture of pork meat and liver, and cleverly blended it with few herbs and homemade mayo to cover the unpleasant smell and taste.
Last but not least, the pickled veggies were added to give a nice crunchy texture with hint of sweet sour taste, and the cilantro, the strongest taste among all the ingredients, but without it (I tried cos am not really a big fans of cilantro), it was like losing its soul from the true Vietnamese Baguette.
Therefore, advice from Daniel, do not be picky, just closed your eye and bite the Banh Mi with a mouthful to let all the flavors mixed well through your palate. I guess, I have to agree with him.
Newly opened with less than a month operation, Obanhmi has a simple menu with 5 different types of Vietnamese Baguette.
1. O School (RM8.20)
Original taste with pate, mayo, pickled radish and carrot, cilantro, and lemongrass chicken.
2. O Sunny (RM9.20)
O School with Sunny Up egg
3. O M G (RM11.20)
O School with double Sunny Up egg
4. O BBQ (RM8.20)
Fresh baguette with egg and bbq pork
5. Stew O (RM8.20)
Fresh baguette with beef stew soup
Obanhmi offers Vietnamese Coffee (RM4) too and their signature Lemon Tea (RM3) in the beverage menu. Refreshing with a hint of aromatic jasmine tea flavor, it was one of my favourite drinks.
Opened daily except Monday, do drop by if you want to munch on something tasty, healthy, and filling for your breakfast, lunch, teatime, or even dinner.
More photos at FOOD Msia Facebook page