|Austin Vietnamese Restaurant | Tam Deli & Cafe - Banh Mi, Banh Cuon, Cream Puff|
|Wednesday, 04 August 2010 00:00|
Online review claims that Tam serves one of the best Bánh mì in Austin. This serves as the main reason that brought us there. Banh mi or sometimes written as 'Banh my' is commonly referred as Vietnamese sandwich. It is prepared from baguette bread. Banh mi was created after French colonization in Vietnam and today, it serves as an alternative for a typical Vietnamese breakfast. Made from both wheat and rice flour, the baguette bread is sometimes toasted, filled with fresh or pickled vegetables and various meat fillings include pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, egg and sausage.
Guess we did not want to visit Tam without trying the top recommended dish on the menu. We ordered a set of Banh mi with shrimps and eggs. Both my Significant Other and I never fancy bread based stuff thus, Tam's Banh mi is just average to us. Nothing fantastic.
Apart from Banh mi, we also tried the steamed rice rolls (Banh cuon) with grilled pork. Presented on a platter with blanched bean sprouts and sliced cucumbers, we like this dish very much. It was good to go with the spicy-savory sauce. In fact, this is similar to the Cantonese rice noodle rolls or chee cheong fun that is commonly served as part of variety in dim sum.
Our third pick from the menu was fried yam cake. I was delighted to see strips of sweet potato mixed in the batter. The deep dried fritters were crispy, absolutely gorgeous dipping with the accompaniment sauce.
Last but not least, we asked for some cream puffs to go. Since I couldn't wait till we reached home, I took a piece to try. Rich, creamy yet not too sweet, the cream custard filling was excellent, perfect complement to the soft pastry puff. Oh, guess I have fallen in love with Tam's cream puff!
8222 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 July 2010 21:17|