G7 Express Cafe, Changi City Point
Ever since I heard that the folks at Trung Nguyen had opened up a cafe that served bánh mì, I'd been meaning to come here to give it a try (5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #B1-51, 6636-4318). But after finally finding a chance to go all the way out there, it was a bit of a letdown. Part of it was because we'd been spoiled by that fantastic bread at Sandwich Saigon; the bread here couldn't stand a chance against that. More importantly, they spread some kind of chili onion sauce all over this thing.
Sure, it was spicy, but it totally overpowered the taste of the very things that make bánh mì so wonderful, like the pâté, cilantro, and pickled veggies. Well, if I consider it a sandwich of its own rather than bánh mì, then I wouldn't mind eating it again, especially since they offered it at a dirt cheap S$4.80 (US$3.85) inclusive of a cup of fragrant Vietnamese coffee. Maybe I'll ask them to hold off on the sauce next time.