Owned and operated by the same family since 1986, Nhu Lan Sandwich Shop has built a cult following and dedicated customers by offering some of the most scrumptious banh mi in the DC metro area. With perfectly baked bread, to generous portions of delectable meat, Nhu Lan Sandwich Shop has it all. Read the Washington Post’s glowing review here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/05/AR2008020500888.html.
|Address:||6763 Wilson Blvd., #14, Falls Church, VA 22044|
|Hours of Operation:||Mon – Sun: 10 AM to 8 PM|
|Forms of Payment Accepted:||Cash/Credit Cards|
“This sandwich shop rocks. The bread is spectacular. The only other place I’ve gotten french bread like this was New Orleans. You can’t go wrong with any of the sandwiches. You may be the only non-local in the place; but that’s a good sign for great food.” -Mark A.
“This place is the bomb! I’ve been to many banh mi sandwich shops around the area, and this is the best. My favorite use to be Banh Mi DC (next to Pho 75), but not anymore. The bread is the way I like it, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside; the mayo/butter sauce is nice and creamy; the pickled dakon and carrots are fresh and crunchy; and they’re not cheap on the pate.” -La S.
“Yum. Yum. Yum. I love this place. Friendly staff. Cute hole-in-the-wall ambiance. And the banh mi are DELICIOUS. As other reviewers have said, the bread is fresh and the mayo is killer! Plus, the herbs and veggies bring a nice tanginess to the sandwiches.” -Nikki F.
“Tucked away in an interior mall of the sprawling Eden Center, the family-run Nhu Lan rewards its finders with some of the finest subs around, what the Vietnamese refer to as banh mi. The base of the treat is a toasted baguette, slathered with mayonnaise and heaped with lightly pickled carrots and radishes, fresh cilantro and a choice of meat. I’m particularly fond of the banh mi stuffed with pork meatballs — soft and crumbly meat seasoned with minced garlic, onions, celery and just a suggestion of sugar. The meatballs’ shocking red color comes by way of food dye; some heat sneaks into the picture with slivers of jalapeno. The tab: $2.50 per sandwich, but cheaper if you purchase in bulk. “Buy five, get one free,” tempts a sign behind the counter, which is watched over by owner Ha Lu. Not much bigger than a stall, store No. 14 hops on weekends, when Lu brings in family members to help make the upwards of 1,500 banh mi she sells on Saturday and Sunday.” – Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, Going Out Guide (July 2, 2006)