Banh Mi Boys, Metairie, LA Report #180

This place has an address of 5001 Airline Dr., but if you’re driving down Airline looking for it, you might miss it.  It’s off Airline a bit, on Transcontinental Dr., right across the street from Short Stop Poboys .  But I tell you what.  After eating the sandwiches here, I’ll always opt for this place over Short Stop!

Small place, with several tables outside and a window bar inside as far as seating.  We decided to sit inside since I know mosquitoes just love Vietnamese food and I didn’t feel like sharing.

The star of the menu here are sandwiches, although they do have other Vietnamese dishes.  If you want a good sandwich, you can’t have that without great bread.  They use Dong Phuong Bakery bread for their Banh Mi sandwiches, and Leidenheimer French bread for their poboys.  The gold standard for both!

We decided on Eggrolls, a 5″ Hot Sausage Poboy, a Grilled Steak & Egg Banh Mi poboy, Roast Beef Debris Fries with cheese and the Ooey Gooey Bread Pudding for dessert.

The only thing I really didn’t care for were the eggrolls.  Not that they were horrible or anything, but they just weren’t what I was used to.  If you look at the picture where I cut one in half, there were hardly any veggies in them.  I’m used to (and like) some cabbage and bean sprouts in mine.  These were pretty much solid meat with a spongy texture.  I’m not sure what all was in them and after I ate them I was kind of afraid to ask!

The Hot Sausage Poboy was great.  Very fresh bread, dressed nicely and well seasoned hot sausage patties.

The steak and egg Bahn Mi was delicious.  Thinly sliced beef with caramelized onion, a sunny side up egg and pork pate.  They didn’t skimp on the beef either!

The roast beef debris fries with cheese were great but I was sorry we ordered them.  After we did, I noticed the “Details on our Fries” sign on the counter.  The Cajun Crack Fries are described as, “Fries topped with fried chicken skin, applewood smoked bacon, drizzle of ranch, and topped with a flamin’ hot crackling crumble and green onions”.  Does THAT sound magnificent or what?  Anyway, next time!

Also, be careful eating the fries if you get some with gravy or any liquid like we did.  They serve them in a basket on paper, and the gravy made the paper kind of disintegrate, as you can see in the second to last pic.  So as your digging in with your fork you could be eating some paper, which I know I did.  Eh, I’ve eaten worse.

One of the best bread puddings I ever had was at Brennan’s.  What made theirs great was it was kind of custardy, if that’s a word.  Same here with their Ooey Gooey Bread Pudding.  And they serve it with fresh strawberries and blueberries.  Excellent.

Great place.  I highly recommend it.

5001 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001  Ph: 504-510-5360

Blaine 2-22-2019



Sorry for the photo from the internet.  I ended up in Metairie with my daughter and she decided she wanted a Bang Bang Shrimp Banh Mi.  She said it was so delicious she gobbled it up so fast I didn’t have time to get a picture of it!  The real thing actually looks better than the one in this picture.  Fried shrimp with a sweet Thai chili glaze, on fresh French bread. Dressed with cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro and pickled carrots.

Call in and order ahead.  There was no line at all.  The front door is open for you to walk in and pick up.  In these apocalyptical times they need your support!

5001 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001 Ph: 504-510-5360

Blaine 4-2-2020

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