What's your take on tempeh? Between the Bread  tries the vegan product in a bánh mì  and is surprised by the results.
The first time I encountered tempeh, I was a high-schooler venturing trepidatiously into a vegetarian restaurant in Atlanta, and the soy patty sandwich blew me away.
Since then, I have never had tempeh that impressed me much, until this tempeh banh mi at Urban Picnic . The protein is savory, spiced, and layered with flavor, like a good marinated meat.
More details and photos after the jump.
Yesterday I went back to UP and tried the lemongrass chicken banh mi, which is also remarkable, but I think the tempeh may actually be better. Both bounce with lemongrass seasoning on a po'boy-worthy French bread with sriracha aioli, pickled carrots, jalapenos, cilantro, and crispy shallots.
Thanks to Angelica  for the delicious tip.
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