Bánh Mì from Surprising Origins of 10 Iconic Sandwiches (Slideshow)

Surprising Origins of 10 Iconic Sandwiches (Slideshow)

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Bánh Mì

Once called a “banh tay,” meaning “foreign cake," the sandwich now known as the bánh mì was first crafted in the Vietnamese city of Saigon when the French introduced baguettes to Vietnam. It was originally a delicacy eaten only by the upper class of Saigon, who preferred to dip it in sweetened condensed milk.