Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bicycle Bánh Mì Brings a Taste of Vietnamese Soul Food to Mexican Restaurant

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM

click to enlarge Vietnamese soul food will be served at a Mexican restaurant on Jan. 7. - FLICKR/STEVE RHODES

Saigon Soul Pop-Up Dinner

Where: Regalito Rosticeria, 3481 18th St. (at Valencia), 503-0650

When: Mon., Jan. 7, 5-9 p.m.

Cost: $45 for full tasting menu (purchase in advance via Eventbrite)

The rundown: Hey, it's 2013, so the concept of a Vietnamese soul food pop-up inside a Mission Mexican restaurant should be anything but a surprise. For this occasion, mobile street food vendor Bicycle Bánh Mì is collaborating with chef Seth Stowaway, who cooks for Bar Agricole and HapaSF, to fuse American Southern culinary sensibilities with traditional Vietnamese classics.

See Also:

- First Bite at Mau: Two Inventive Takes on Banh Mi

- Tofu Banh Mi at Ebbett's Good to Go

- Pho Dac Biet From Turtle Tower

They've devised a five course tasting menu that includes items such as shrimp, grits, and spare ribs with Vietnamese herbs, spicy beef noodle soup with collard greens and pineapple-mint relish, and rice paper rolls with Dungeness crab and chicories.

Tip: Menu items ($12-15) can be ordered individually for walk-ins who haven't purchased the five-course option in advance.

Follow @eatstreetfood

  • Pin It

About The Author

Tamara Palmer


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • U2 @ SAP Center in San Jose
    Last night U2 performed the first U.S. date of it’s Innocence + Experience tour at SAP Center in San Jose. All four band members were present despite recent injuries sustained by both Bono and Edge. The sold out show took audience members on a walk down memory lane as the band revisited their roots. The innovative stage and lighting used gave the arena show an intimate feel, and engaged audience members in all sections of the venue. Photographs by Sugarwolf.
  • Bay to Breakers 2015 - NSFW
    The 103rd annual Bay to Breakers 12K race was packed on Sunday despite the cold weather. With a starting point a few blocks from The Embarcadero, people dressed as bananas, Elvis and everything in between ran west through the city and finished at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach.

    Photographs by Christopher Victorio.