There are logical reasons on both sides of the fusion equation for why a Banh Mi Hot Dog should taste good. On the Vietnamese side, the fact that a pork hot dog reflects the array of pork products, from pâté to meatballs to slow-cooked pork, traditionally used in a banh mi. On the American side, the fact that a Chicago dog, for one, sports an almost salad-like array of vegetable toppings, some of them pickled tangy sweet, just like a banh mi’s vegetable filling.
Ok, so I finally got to try Nom, Nom's version of the Banh Mi sandwich and I approve!!! Having grown up with not just my mom's Vietnamese cuisine, but trips to Chicago and some of the food in the Vietnamese district there, I'm pretty picky about it. This Banh Mi sandwich is is very delicious and comforting, I won't say it's the best, but it is BOMB! If you can visit the Nom Nom San Fran truck or L.A. one, do it! And yes, they were featured on Food Network before.