Peasant is located on the side of Dominion Road that I had never ventured into before, and is very eye catching from the get go. The restaurant consists of floor to ceiling glass (it looks like a glass box) with a cute urban chic interior setting. As we came on a weekday, it was rather quiet which was nice.
To eat, I ordered the Fish Banh Mi. I found the banh mi to be a great sandwich, loved the combination of flavours and whilst the bread was a bit tough to saw through, it was fresh and well toasted, giving great texture and crunch. However, this is a far cry from the traditional version- it’s hard to distinguish the difference between Banh Mi and a sub these days as it’s used VERY loosely. Just because it has pate doesn’t mean it automatically becomes Banh Mi! It’s like making wontons and calling it ravioli…. Thus I found it hard to judge because it was an excellent sandwich but if you’re going to call it Banh Mi, then it would sadly be a very poor one.
The service was lovely and friendly, there is a quiet and relaxed vibe here that I like. I’m a bit torn about my thoughts on this place- as a fellow Viet, I’m cheering them on, but the food has me only halfway convinced about the concept of modernising.