Last week, my co-workers and I took a Friday lunch field trip to the new Kimlan Sandwiches, the banh mi place at 1035 N. Broadway.
It was so good, we went back again this week. Just look at the beautiful colors in that sandwich.
We tried the No. 3, made with pork that’d been marinated in a lemongrass-soy dressing, and the No. 6, made with sliced Chinese barbecue pork and topped with mayo.
Both were fabulous. The sandwiches are served in cute little sub sandwich bags with just the meat stuffed into the crusty French bread. The beautiful toppings, which include pickled carrots, jalapenos, cucumber and cilantro, come on the side in a tiny plastic bag, and the sandwich eater is responsible for piling them on.
Kimlan doesn’t have many side options, but we tried their spring rolls, which are giant and delicious, and they serve egg rolls, too. The best part — everything is so cheap. Our Friday to-go order, which included three sandwiches, an order of spring rolls and two egg rolls, was just $15.
Kimlan has altered its hours slightly since opening. They’renow open from1 0 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
Incidentally, I gave Kimlan and my other favorite Vietnamese restaurants lots of lavish praise at last night’s Great Conversation, a neat event put on by Friends University. It was at the Wichita Scottish Rite, and it included a catered dinner served to about 15 tables of 10 people each. The tables all had moderators and assigned topics, and those assembled at the tables spent a couple of hours conversing about the topic.
I was the moderator at my table, where the topic was dining out in Wichita. I met several nice people, including a trio of lawyers and their wives from the law firm of Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC. I’ve now been invited to their office Thanskgiving lunch, where they promise me a hunk of homemade goat cheese. Now THAT was a conversation worth having.
The Great Conversation is an annual event, so look for it again next year.