You’ve heard of the croissant, you’ve heard of the bánh mì (hopefully), but have you heard of the croissant bánh mì? Well the Vietnamese sanga’ innovators at Viet Kites inside the Fremantle Markets have taken the two already sensational foods and melded them together to form a glorious concoction that is the croissant bánh mì.
Since Viet Kites’ inception in March of 2019, the cafe has been known to stray from the norm with their savoury sandwich specials. This time ’round, they’ve replaced the traditionally used baguette with a flaky, buttery croissant – the singular adjustment makes all the difference.
Inside the croissant bánh mì you’ll find a smearing of Viet Kites’ homemade chicken liver pate, crunchy homemade pickled carrot and daikon, fresh slices of cucumber, coriander, and a drizzling of their special scallion oil with your choice of protein with the likes of roasted pork belly, lemongrass tofu, or some kind of juicy, marinated meat. Would ya take a look at this!
Viet Kites owner, Thuong Vu says, “Traditional bánh mìs are inspired from French baguettes; and I’ve loved French food and culture since I was young. I can’t believe that I have so much passionate for bánh mìs.
“I love to bring Vietnamese foods to the world, and Viet Kites’ vision is to try make modern, but traditional bánh mìs that will suit all food lovers,” Thuong shares.
The said croissants are sourced from South Perth’s favourite French bakery, La Patisserie; and although the current crescent-rolls in use are packed with all that glutenous and dairy induced goodness, Thuong endeavors to order gluten-free and vegan croissants in the future.
At this moment in time, Thuong is uncertain if she’ll keep the croissant bánh mì on the menu, or just tease you with the limited edition, tantalising offering. It is said that Viet Kites’ bánh mì “cannot be beaten,” so your best bet is to get in while they last!
Check out Viet Kites’ hole-in-the-wall-type stall at 74 South Terrace, inside the Fremantle Markets.