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Something You Should Eat: Shrimp banh mi from Del Seoul

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Everyone has been talking about the Korean-style tacos served up at Del Seoul in Lincoln Park. I do happen to love the well-marinated kalbi that’s finely chopped, buried beneath a mound of Napa cabbage and Asian greens dressed with gojujang (Korean red chili paste) and topped with sesame seeds; not as much of a fan of the store-bought tortillas, but you can’t win them all. One thing I wasn’t expecting to like was the hearty shrimp banh mi. This Vietnamese-style sandwich is typically the province of well-regarded bakery/cafes such as Nhu Lan in Lincoln Square or Ba Le in Uptown. But for some reason, the combo of grease-free fried shrimp with the spicy mayo makes this sandwich really sing.

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