Thi-Thi Vietnamese Submarine in China Town Calgary
After hearing good things about this place, I decided to head downtown in Calgary and visit Thi-Thi Submarine for their Vietnamese sandwiches. I got there early at 11am to avoid the lines that form at this place for lunch and there was already people waiting. I ordered the new super sub chicken and beef Vietnamese sandwich.
This spot is tucked away downtown in china town and it appears the locals love and rave that this place is one of the best spots in town for Vietnamese sandwiches. The owner (below) of the place was polite and generous. I thought it was note worthy to mention this proud owner (Mr. Binh-Hoa) received recognition from the city mayor and also letters of appreciation from students from Harvard University for this place’s Vietnamese sandwiches (as shown on wall behind).
The menu is small consisting of $5 – $7 subs with your choice of: sate beef/chicken, super sub (sate beef and chicken), peppered beef/chicken, cold cut, vegitarian, rib, and assorted traditional Vietnamese cold meats. I chose the super sub with beef and chicken which came on a nice crispy toasted french baguette. All sandwhiches come with homemade mayo, and a choice of toppings like, cilantro, pickled carrots, onions, hot red peppers, and soy sauce.
As the owner was putting the finishing touches on my sandwiches, I was so ready to chow down all of it!
I managed to make it back to my mother in law’s house to enjoy this. The bread was very fresh along with all the toppings and meat. The Bánh mì is overall one of the better Vietnamese sandwiches I’ve ever had in Calgary Alberta. If you happen to be in the downtown (Chinatown area), do yourself a favor and check this place out. If you want to minimize the waiting on line, try coming earlier around 11am. I know I’ll be aiming to return for another one of these before I leave Calgary.
– This place uses fresh bread, ingredients and toppings to make all of its Vietnamese Subs
– Very polite and friendly owner and workers (based on our experience)
– Affordable meal on lunch or dinner especially for on the go
– This place unfortunately takes cash only
Located at:Thi-Thi Vietnamese Submarine 209 1 St SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2G3