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November 7th 2017

Mai Bistro, a fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop, will have their Grand Opening on Friday, November 17, 2017. It is located at 1830 East Colonial, in the heart of Orlando’s Asian shopping and cultural district. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm daily except it is closed on Tuesday.

Authentic Vietnamese Street Food is the theme of Mai Bistro. Our menu features fresh French Baguettes baked on-site daily, along with French inspired pastries. Banh Mi French baguette sandwiches, sticky rice, Vietnamese crepe rolls, and sweets are the core of the Mai Bistro menu, just like you will find in Vietnam.

The goal of Mai Bistro is to re-create authentic Vietnamese street food right here in Orlando. In addition to fresh baguettes and pastries, the meats, veggies and condiments are prepared fresh daily and all meals are made to order. There are no hotplates or warming trays. Everything is fresh with authentic Vietnamese flavorings. Whether a sandwich, a bowl, or a platter, the menu will be a magical place for your taste buds. Lunch will never be the same after tasting Mai Bistro’s house-made sauces and flavorings that feature fresh lime, coriander, cilantro, cinnamon, chili and other fresh herbs and veggies.

While the Mai Bistro rendition of traditional Saigon street food may be new to many, our menu is designed to reach the mainstream for a fast casual lunch or dinner. Our menu combines Vietnam and the west, featuring our special iced coffee and smoothie drinks, along with both traditional Vietnamese desserts and fresh, house-made western style desserts such as pastries, cookies and cupcakes. All freshly made and offered at a reasonable price. Meal prices will range from $7 to $11 at lunch and from $11 to $15 at dinner.

Mai Bistro is the product of Vietnamese immigrants who are thankful for the personal and business success they have achieved in the USA. We named our restaurant Mai Bistro to represent our good fortune to be in America and to celebrate our success as a small business. Our slogan is “Mai Story, Mai Passion, Mai Bistro.”

We hope to share our stories and our Vietnamese food with everyone in the Orlando community and beyond. Mai Bistro is the result of a long planning process. We are combining authentic Vietnamese street food with a modern American setting and promising the best customer service around. We look forward to opening more Mai Bistro locations in the future in order to bring our combination of authentic Vietnamese food and great service to even more people.

 

 

Media Contact:
Mai Bistro LLC, 1830 East Colonial Drive, Suite A Orlando, Florida 32803
[email protected]
407.730.8538 ~ 8548

5 Vietnamese Food to Try Beside Pho

1. Banh Mi

French baguettes filled with yummy greatness! Fillings include pork, jalapenos, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon. Once you’ve tried one, the regular hamburgers just won’t cut it.

2. Spring Rolls

Not to be confused with traditional egg rolls, these are different in that they’re not fried but still equally delicious. They come in a variety of ingredients including grilled pork, avocado, and shrimp.

3. Vermicelli Soup

If you’re up for something on the spicy side, try this spicier version of pho that has a bolder, more flavorful broth. Ingredients include beef, rice, lemongrass and noodles (duh).

4. Sweet Sticky Rice

Sweet sticky rice usually includes banana and sweet red bean filling. This is often made during the Chinese New Years and is a favorite sweet dessert.

5. Rainbow Dessert

Made from agar jelly, mock pomegranate seeds, mung bean paste and coconut milk, rainbow desserts will not only keep you refreshed, but will also provide you with a good source of energy, to help you beat the relentlessly hot and humid summer days in Vietnam (or Orlando).

Mai Bistro and Me

Mai Story, Mai Passion, Mai Bistro

The team behind Mai Bistro understands the importance of being true to one’s self, loving the life you live, and being able to tell your story. That’s part of the reason Mai Bistro was created, to tell a story.

The stories are many for the Mai Bistro family, but they all have one thing in common, we never gave up and we’ve worked hard for what we have now. Mai Bistro is the product of that commitment, but also a product of love. If we did not love what we do then Mai Bistro wouldn’t be here. Mai Bistro, affectionately called Mai, is the physical embodiment of all of our stories, trials and tribulations, but most importantly Mai is about celebrating where we come from and who we are today.

Through Mai, we are opening our doors, and our stories, to you. We welcome you to try the delicious foods of our home as we share our success with you. Without our families we would not be where we are today and we invite you to be a part of that family. Come split a Banh Mi and Boba Tea and tell us your story.

French and Vietnamese History

Why the Modern Cuisine in Vietnam is Influenced by the French

Mai Bistro is a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese street food, which is heavily influenced by the colonization and presence of the French within Vietnam. We invite you to read below about just how the French influenced modern cuisine and what they left behind.

 

Vietnam and the French

Hundreds of Years of History

To understand modern Vietnamese food you must understand the history of Vietnam and the influence of French colonization within the country. In 1886 the French formed the Indochinese Union between Vietnam and Cambodia, however the French first arrived in Vietnam as early as the 17th century. Before leaving Vietnam in 1954, the French influence was and still is felt heavily through Vietnam, none more so than in the cuisine of modern Vietnam.

 

New Foods Come to Vietnam

The French Bring Exotic Flavors to Vietnam

Through their colonization of Vietnam, the French introduced such items as potatoes, asparagus, onions, the French baguette, and coffee. Through modern Vietnamese soups, desserts, and snacks you can find the French influence floating inside popular dishes like pho—pronounced fuh— the bánh mì, a Vietnamese sub on a French baguette, as well as coffee flavored flan.

Although the French have long been out of Vietnam, it is without a doubt their influence still looms large. Some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes around the world come from a mix of Vietnamese and French flavors and styles, a unique blend of the early French influences and the long Vietnamese history that preceded them.

 

Try The Fusion at Mai Bistro

A New Experience in Downtown Orlando

With the many flavors and smells of modern Vietnamese food, we are positive you can find something you like, from a sub and rice platters to sweet sticky rice and boba tea. Indulge your senses and experience the all new twist on Vietnamese favorites. Visit Mai Bistro today at 1803 E Colonial Dr Ste A, Orlando, FL. 32803 or follow us on your favorite accounts @maibistrousa.