Food & Drink

Banh Mi

2014 Winner: Blue Dragon

Prime time for scoring the best bánh mì in town is from 2 to 5 pm at Blue Dragon. That’s when the afternoon menu focuses on Vietnamese sandwiches and the crowds at this hot spot thin out. A stroke of luck, because you’ll want to be sitting down as you devour one of Ming Tsai’s leviathans. Crusty Iggy’s bread encases pickled, julienned veg, a generous schmear of pâté and plentiful proteins, like roast pork and peppery shrimp. Our current favorite is the slow-roasted lamb with mango and cucumber yogurt.

Blue Dragon

324 A St., Boston • (617) 338-8585

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