Lunch Fix: Vietnamese Sandwiches in Murray Hill

Had a quick run over to Baoguette in Murray Hill today for banh mi, or delicious Vietnamese sandwiches typically filled with pork, bbq chicken or even fish.

(Thanks to a tip from the new Tasting Table, both my colleague Chris and I had the skinny on this new place. Apparently so did many other lunching New Yorkers because the place was packed when we arrived.)

Baoguette opened recently in a former Blimpie’s and is no doubt already cranking out much better sandwiches. I had a mix of terrine, pork and pate this afternoon that rocked ($5), and I’m eager to return for either the barbeque chicken ($5) or the spicy catfish ($7).

Baoguette, 61 Lexington (btw 25th & 26th), 212-518-4089.

The main question to keep in mind when ordering is: How spicy?