Thursday, January 7, 2010


After all the great reviews, I was looking forward to trying a few bites from the Baoguette empire - with 3 existing locations and 3 on the way Thao Nguyen and Michael Bao must be doing something right.

The St Marks location is a cute little space, with seats at a bar, the bar tables above and a communal table.

The chicken noodle soup was amazing, with juicy and perfectly seasoned chicken and broth.

The enormous sloppy bao is a nice take on the sloppy joe with spicy curry beef, mango, cilantro and jalapenos. It's also available with a fried egg which made this a perfect brunch on the go sandwich.

The equally huge banh mi baoguette lived up to the hype with strong flavors, crunchy veggies and a healthy dose of cilantro complimenting the trio of pork meat - a great option that's enough for both lunch and dinner.


  1. Mmm, love a good Banh Mi! Thanks for the tip...

  2. Whoa...that chicken noodle soup is going at the top of my list of things to eat next time I am in NYC.