Sunday, February 08, 2015
Wegman's, Mitzi's Table, Offer Vietnamese Hoagies
I have yet to try the Bánh mì at Mitzi's Table. I'm only up to the peanut butter BLT on their eclectic menu. But I love Wegman's offering. It's very Americanized. It offers ham and turkey with a concoction of pickled vegetables, spicy mayo and a sprinkle of lime juice. Though not quite the same as a true Vietnamese hoagie, it does have that zing.
Though I love it. I suspect my Vietnamese friends will pan it, if I ever get one of them to try it. They think that one bite of anything I offer will make them fat, and they might be right.
The true Vietnamese hoagie could be lined with anything, from pork pate to sardines. It's best to have a Vietnamese friend who likes you to do the ordering.
The Vietnamese aioli spread is a mixture of French and Vietnamese. It includes garlic and lime juice. But instead of olive oil, Vietnamese use nuc mom, a spicy fish sauce that Vietnamese use the way we use butter.
One thing you won't see in a Vietnamese hoagie? Cheese.