I recently went back to Paris to grab lunch and discovered, happily, a $5 combo they now offer. $5 gets you a green tea waffle, a coffee or tea (I think it’s milk-tea or the Asian coffee thing, which is great), and a smaller banh mi, chosen from the same selection.
The green tea waffle has a very subtle green tea flavor, but has some crisp, chewy parts that are great, and other parts that fall flat. Overall, not bad for a green tea waffle (these usually are $1 by themselves). It’s a slightly sweet treat to go with your meal. Not bad.
I went with my usual order of the Paris special. Honestly…
Do you see a size difference from the regular banh mi? Maybe it’s a little smaller? They didn’t cut it in half, which didn’t bother me (it must not have, since I didn’t notice until just now).
I have to say, for $5, it’s a pretty completely rounded out combo deal. $4 for the banh mi, regular size, but this injects a little variety into your meal and gives you a good feel for everything. Totally worth it. (And yes, it’s the same bread, but smaller. Still perfectly crisp, tender bread. Mmm.)
Yvo says: You know I love Paris banh mi the best in NYC, so this deal is a no brainer for me. When I’m not in the mood for just banh mi, I’d totally go for this again… although sometimes, I just want a huge banh mi, a bottle of water, and the sunshine…