Apr 15, 2024 - Food and Drink

Monday Munchies: Swag Bánh Mì

A photo of a long sandwich on French bread wrapped in paper.

The Apocalypse Now banh mi, made with lemongrass-grilled pork. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

I've long been a fan of Saiwok in Rogers — especially its pho au jus — but it's in Rogers and most of my time is spent in Washington County.

The setup: The Swag Bánh Mì food truck opened earlier this year in south Fayetteville, giving me a new option for both Vietnamese street food and lackluster subs cranked out at deli franchises.

Dig in: The menu is simple, mostly focused on the sandwiches built on French baguettes, but also with choices of rice noodle bowls and bubble teas.

  • Each sandwich comes with mayo, pickled carrots and radish, cilantro, jalapeño and cucumber, and your choice of protein.
  • I opted for the Apocalypse Now, which is lemongrass grilled pork.

The verdict: The thin, crispy crust covering the airy bread is delightful.

  • Though pickled, the veggies pop with a freshness, and the meat — was there even a need for meat? — added a nice conservative hit of salty, savory flavor.
  • Swag is a new go-to spot for me.

Check it out: Located at 410 S. Government Ave. Open 11am-7pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; noon-6pm Saturday and Sunday; closed Tuesday.

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