Buckle Up For An Instant International Food Trip—No Visa Required!

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You can learn a lot about a place’s culture and history through food, so when going somewhere new, you should always give its unique delicacies a taste. But before you grab your passport or book a visa appointment, know that you don’t always *need* to travel far just to indulge in authentic and delicious food from another place’s cuisine. This September, you can discover and enjoy different treats from all over the world through the Grand Food Fest at any SM mall.

To start off your international food trip, check out these 7 delightful dishes from different cuisines that you can order now.

Vietnamese: Banh mi


Banh mi, which literally means “bread” in Vietnamese, is a tasty sandwich made of crunchy baguette and savory fillings like meat, vegetables, and sauces. Now a local staple, it was developed in Saigon after the Vietnamese gave a makeover to baguette sandwiches introduced to their country during the French colonial period.

Here in the Philippines, one of the top places to order banh mi from is Bahn Mi Kitchen. Aside from the traditional flavors, you can also enjoy banh mi versions with a Filipino twist like Lechon Baka or Spicy Lechon Belly. Additionally, the restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese coffee as well as refreshing teas and juices that you can pair with this sandwich.

Enjoy two Premium Creations from Banh Mi Kitchen for only P399 when you present your SM Advantage Card upon payment. This promo is available until September 30, 2022 in SM City Lipa.

Middle Eastern: Shawarma