Mooncake Foods Tofu Banh Mi is a Vegetarian Treat
Ever since Mooncake Foods opened in my hood, it’s been a reliable Midotown lunch and dinner option – the food is fairly priced, filling, and while it won’t blow you away, it’s consistently tasty. As much as it may irk my ML overlord, Zach Brooks, I’ll push one of the healthier items on their menu, the tofu banh mi ($8).
Although I have a hard time justifying why this sandwich is being called a ‘banh mi’, it’s tasty enough to overlook the cliche. If you’re not a fan of tofu, this sandwich likely won’t bring you to the other side, but healthier eaters will love the exciting contrast of textures from the good crusty roll and the crunch of pickled daikon and onions. It’s not only healthy, but its extremely filling, but not heavy or greasy to induce an afternoon food coma. Serious carnivores will probably want to stick to their meatier fare, such as Mooncake’s excellent pork chop sandwiches, but for the lunchers looking to achieve their summer beach bodies, the tofu banh mi is a solid choice.
Mooncake Foods, 359 West 54th St (between 8th & 9th Ave). 212-262-9888