Banh Mi Ngon Bakery & Deli to open at Normandie Center

WICHITA — A “delicious” new Vietnamese deli is opening in Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn.

Banh Mi Ngon Bakery & Deli – “ngon” means “delicious” in Vietnamese – will open later this week or next week following its final inspection.

“I think we do the best Vietnamese sandwich,” says Annie Vu, who owns Glamour Nail near the restaurant.

“I cook for my employees sometime,” Vu says of her nail salon workers. She occasionally lets customers have a bite of her food, too, and she says many people have told her she should open a restaurant.

Vu wasn’t interested in doing that, but her husband, Peter Nguyen, was.

They’ll make their own bread for their signature banh mi sandwiches along with the pate that goes on them.

“Everything’s fresh – fresh every day,” Vu says. “I’m very picky.”

She’ll also offer boba tea, Vietnamese coffee and other drinks.

Mostly, the sandwiches will be made to go, but there’s a lounge area for customers who prefer to linger.