Yeh Yeh's Sandwiches
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During my entire two years at Microsoft (OK, I was an orange badge), I always watched my coworkers eat bánh mì from Yeh Yeh’s while I snacked on Quaker rice cakes with almond butter. Fast forward to 2020. While on a quest to locate the best bánh mì in town, it was finally time to try Yeh-Yeh’s once and for all. Much like a mother can’t choose a favorite among triplets, I can’t choose a favorite among the grilled marinated pork with charred bits, braised red pork with savory patè, or flash-fried tofu with sweet dressing and a kick of black pepper. My partner and I just sat there in his Honda Accord, polishing each mayo-slathered baguette one by one, passing them back and forth like bong hits with widened eyes and enough “wow”s to fill an Owen Wilson compilation video.
-Aimee Rizzo, Staff Writer
Yeh-Yeh’s in Lynnwood is where to go for the greatest banh mi in the Seattle area. Their flash-fried tofu sandwich is a complete slam dunk - the tofu is an ideal thickness, and the shredded lettuce is a great addition, especially covered in mayo, cracked black pepper, soy sauce, and a sweet, creamy dressing.
Want the best banh mi in town? For that, go to Yeh-Yeh’s in Lynnwood. While we’d jump over a series of fences Hot Fuzz-style for their grilled pork sandwich (where charred meat bits and salty marinade melt into the mayo-soaked bread) or the tender braised pork with pate, you also shouldn’t miss the flash-fried tofu banh mi that’s topped with a sweet and creamy dressing, crisp lettuce, and cracked black pepper. Really, you’re in good shape with any rubber-banded-baguette they place in your hands here.
Grilled Pork Banh Mi
“This summer, I’ve been on a bit of a banh mi kick, which has turned into a months-long pursuit of the best one in Seattle. And I’m happy to report that the grilled pork banh mi from Yeh Yeh’s is a top contender. Their house-baked baguette is stuffed with a generous helping of tender marinated pork, pickled daikon and carrots, jalapeño, cucumber, and mayo - plus, it’ll only run you $5.95. If you can make it to Lynnwood, this is a sandwich that’s absolutely worth the trip.”
- Julia Chen, Editorial Assistant