Vancouver Banh Mi Challenge

Welcome to the 1st Vancouver Foodster Banh Mi Challenge. Restaurants from all over Metro Vancouver were invited to enter their Banh Mi creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Banh Mi creations on their menu from June 9 – July 4, 2021.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the banh mi creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best banh mi creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Social media share your photos and messages by instagram, twitter, facebook, tiktok and other platforms throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #BanhmiChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite banh mi creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Remember to VOTE for your favourites during the challenge.

Here are the Banh Mi creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Cold Tea Restaurant

Wake and Bake Sub

Price: $15

Created by: the team

Description: The Wake and Bake banh mi is a blend of different cultures, sandwhiched in between 2 french baugettes.

Offered: All the time

Ingredients list Pate, lap cheong, 2 fried free-range egg, picked carrots and daikon, cucumber, cilantro, sriracha mayo

Takeout and delivery details  Available on doordash, Uber Eats, Tock, Fromto and Fantuan daily from 12pm-10pm. Also available for dine in during business hours.

Cold Tea Restaurant

1193 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-2653


Instagram @coldtearestaurant


Vegetarian / Vegan Banh Mi

Price: $7.75

Created by: the team

Description: Aromatic tofu, avocado, and ‘secret-recipe’ filling, topped with veggies such carrot and daikon, cilantro, and cucumber; a must-try vegetarian take on the classic sandwich (even if you’re a meat-lover); remove house mayo for vegan option.

Offered: All the time

Takeout and delivery details: Order online for pickup is best; order in-person OK


2250 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 451-5812


4994 Newton Street, Burnaby

Tel:(604) 564-9558


13048 Old Yale Rd, Surrey

Tel: (604) 589-8998


20477 Fraser Hwy #2, Langley

Tel: (604) 510-1893


Instagram @obanhmishop

DD Mau Chinatown

Pork Belly Bánh Mì

Price: $11.50

Created by: the team

Description: Soy braised tender pork belly, spicy pickled mustard coleslaw with a fried runny egg

Offered: all the time

DD Mau Chinatown

145 E. Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 559-6076


Instagram @ddmau_chinatown

DD Mau Yaletown

Hà Nội Meatball Bánh Mì

Price: $12

Created by: the team

Description: Bún chả hà nội: A northern Vietnamese dish enjoyed by Obama and Anthony Bourdain, reinvented into a sandwich. Savoury pork meatballs, grilled pork, garlic pickled papaya, fresh herbs, fish sauce and jalapeños.

Offered: all the time

DD Mau Yaletown

1239 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 684-4446


Instagram @ddmau

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own Vanfoodies

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Instagram: @vanfoodies

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei

Make sure you pick up one of the Banh Mi Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and follow the instructions to Vote for your People’s Choice favourites from June 9 – July 4, 2021.

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