Location: 3401 Dufferin Street, North York (inside Yorkdale Mall)
Mii is a small fast food chain specializing in quick Vietnamese eats. As far as I know it’s only in mall food courts, which kinda makes you think it’s not going to be very good.
(Also, the name seems like a lawsuit from Nintendo waiting to happen. It’s a bit puzzling.)
Well, I just tried their classic banh mi, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. It’s certainly not the best banh mi I’ve ever had, but it gets pretty much everything right, and very little wrong.
Basically: it’s not the bastardization you’d expect from the food court in Yorkdale. It’s legit.
It’s seven bucks, so it’s somewhat pricey by banh mi standards, but it’s a hefty sandwich; considering the location, you really can’t expect it to be much cheaper.
Everything is as it should be: a nice slathering of butter, a healthy amount of chunky pate, a variety of cold cuts, and a good proportion of veggies and cilantro. There was some kind of dark sauce that was a little bit too sweet for my taste, but aside from that, it was a tasty sammich.
The baguette was quite good, too; maybe a little bit too crunchy on its exterior, but otherwise soft and fresh.