Ordering food to be delivered is always a crapshoot, but if the sandwich I got from the the relatively new Buddha Lounge is any indication a dine-in visit is in my future.
The banh mi – born of the French influence in Vietnam (the French brought the baguette and the Vietnamese did the rest) – is currently the hot sandwich in Milwaukee restaurants, with all kinds of places serving their own version of this Vietnamese delight.
The version I had was built around a fresh 14-inch baguette cut into two loaves. At the heart were slices and chunks of tasty roasted pork. Then came the the rest: cilantro, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrots, as well as a couple of jalapeños and house mayo.
Everything was sparkling fresh and the whole thing had a nice kick to it, but nothing too explosive.
The sandwich is accompanied by an interesting take on French fries: a bowl of fried potatoes mixed with a light nacho cheese, bacon chips and jalapenos, topped with a fried egg, sunny side up.
Delivery was quick and ordering online easy. And at $12 it ended up being a pleasant bargain.
You can check out the menu and get information on location and hours here.
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