Asian food trends come in waves in Denmark: in the eighties... Chinese was huge, then came Thai, now Korean seems to be the new kid on the block. There’s one cuisine that seems to be sticking though: Vietnamese.
Compared to busier metropolises, Copenhagen does not offer an abundance of Vietnamese eateries, especially the street food kind. So when you come across one that’s fast, location-approachable, keeping their menu up to date with ‘what’s-going-on-in-the-world’, it’s a good reason to celebrate.
And here’s Bánh mì Daily - the little kid in the Lele family (make sure its older and more classy brother Lele for an upgraded gourmet experience). This eatery is in fact a food stand that opened in the hip Torvehallerne market last year. Being avid herb and chilli lovers - we had to try it out, and we kept doing it ever since. Coriander en-masse, crunchy yet fluffy baguettes, spice and everything nice - what’s not to like? As a bonus, the bánh mì-s come in faux newspaper wrapping. It makes the right noises when you rip it and it becomes a nice side-read, as well.
If you want something that captures the best of Vietnam and France, grab yourself a bánh mì and head off. Or enjoy it on the spot, up to you: at the counter — while watching the guys preparing it, or outside — mingling with the locals and feeling the market buzz.