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New York’s Vietnamese Place JoJu Arrives in Port Washington

Offer banh mi sandwiches and more.

Bringing a successful New York restaurant to Long Island isn’t always easy. This is a trend that has recently accelerated, with the opening of a number of urban spots in eastern localities. It can work, and if the dishes are unusual or lacking on Long Island, the chances of success increase, especially if you can translate what made the food so good and appealing to city dwellers. One of the last is JoJua Vietnamese cuisine restaurant.

Specializing in banh mi (pronounced “good-mee”), these Vietnamese sandwiches, which their website says typically consist of savory meat accompanied by a refreshing coleslaw and rich condiments, all served in a baguette. JoJu serves a variety of different banh mi, including their classic, with sliced ​​ham and head cheese with pate ($9.49), caramel pork Banh mi, sweet and salty pork glazed with Vietnamese caramel sauce, on a toasted baguette, with mayonnaise, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrots, and cilantro ($10.49).

They also serve bowls like their JoJu Bowl with Vietnamese caramel pork and grilled pork sausage meat. All bowls come with homemade pork sauce, kimchi, pickled red onions, fresh cucumber, pickled daikon and carrots, fresh cilantro and fried shallots.

JoJu offers bubble teas, infused green teas, non-alcoholic mojitos and granitas.

So far, critics seem happy with the transition from city to suburb. On YelpScott S of Brooklyn gave it five stars.

“Solid banh mi place,” he wrote. “Very clean, modern and pleasant environment. Fast service and delicious Vietnamese iced coffee.

Ka C, from Queens, agreed.

“I just adore JoJu and can write epics dedicated to their Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches with a modern twist. In fact, I’ve been to their Midtown, Elmhurst, and now their new location in Port Washington,” he said. she wrote, “The flavors of the sandwiches are always on point… Overall, I really recommend JoJu to satisfy your banh mi cravings, and I’ll look forward to my next visit!”

Location: 43B Main Street, Port Washington, (516) 682-2922.