New Vietnamese, Taiwanese sandwich Bar opens in Mississauga
Published October 12, 2021 at 11:53 am
Bao Sandwich Bar, which takes a modern approach to a variety of Asian cuisines, is now open in the City Centre area of Mississauga.
The new sandwich shop, which first opened in Waterloo, welcomes hungry customers to its location at 4310 Sherwoodtowne Blvd., at Hurontario St. and Hwy. 403, across from Square One Shopping Centre. The Cold Pressery, a popular vegan cafe, was previously at that location, but closed down.
Whether you’re in the mood for a chicken, beef or pork sandwich or a duck, fish, tofu or avocado creation, Bao Sandwich Bar has something on the menu for everyone.
Bao Sandwich Bar specializes in the popularized concept of Vietnamese sandwiches and Taiwanese steamed buns, known as banh mi and Gua Bao. It focuses on traditional staple foods, yet offers a modern approach to the various Asian cuisines, owners say.
Originating in the late 19th century, banh mi was a product of French colonialism, by bringing together the French baguette with native Vietnamese ingredients. Gua Bao, on the other hand, is Taiwan’s “go-to” street food, beloved for its flavours and textures.
This food style has since exploded onto the “foodie” culture scene through increased exposure, owners say.
Bao Sandwich Bar makes its own staple ingredients.
“By combining one with another, we created our own variations of flavourful sandwiches to introduce to the community,” the owners said. “We are constantly innovating, and will be introducing a diversity through our snacks and sandwiches.”
(Photo from Bao Sandwich Bar Instagram)
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