East meets west in the most delicious way possible.
Its a long distance romance to be sure. Ingredients that you normally would not think of together. But, when combined in just the right way Yes, magic.
That leads us to todays Sarasota Food Find. Obviously, this dish is from downtown Sarasota newcomer, the Clasico Café and Bar. Located at the corner of Main and Palm, Clasico is serving its own brand of contemporary American cuisine in what has become downtowns hottest restaurant row.
What happens when you combine classic American comfort food and a Vietnamese style sandwich? This little beauty is what.
Its the Southern Banh Mi Sandwich. Tender and rich pulled pork represents the western influence. While daikon, cilantro, pickled carrot and cucumber bring home the eastern flavors. A perfect combination of ingredients makes this a mouthwatering dish that satisfies on a whole lot of levels.
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There is only one minor issue. When Clasico recently updated their menu, the Southern Banh Mi didnt make the menu redux. What a crime. A truly unique and tasty lunch dish couldnt find an audience here in Sarasota. For those of us that had the opportunity to sample this sandwich we know what everyone else will be missing.
Attention Clasico Café management, a Southern Banh Mi special would be much appreciated. Thank you very much, have a nice day.
Need more info? Have a look at Clasico Café and Bar on dineSarasota. Just click the logo and you will magically transported.
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