My beau and I watched this episode last night and he was like “BEST BAHN MI??” And I was all, “They had bahn mi stands in LOUISIANA in 1995!?” I feel so betrayed.
Louisiana has had a major Vietnamese population since the fall of Saigon in 1975, mostly in the shrimping industry. Some Hmong, Laotian, and Cambodian too. So there’s gonna be pho and banh mi.
And long before then, don’t forget the Louisiana specialty of Chinese-African-American origin, Yaka Mein.
I could go for some banh mi right now.