Vietnamese Food in Pittsburgh

Ep. 59 – Restauranteur Ben Wong of Two Sisters & Banh Mi & Ti

Dig into some cozy food content from our archives

by Stephanie Brea | January 12, 2021

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The Slaw is currently recording fresh interviews. In the meantime, please enjoy this interview from the archives with restaurateur Ben Wong of Banh Mi & Ti in Lawrenceville and Two Sisters in East Liberty. While the interview first aired approximately a year ago, we think it is as important as ever to support local restaurants right now. Both restaurants are offering takeout, and Wong says they “are fortunate to be open during COVID.”

In this episode, Wong talks about Vietnamese food, bubble tea, and he shares some of his favorite places to eat around Pittsburgh.

Banh Mi & Ti

Two Sisters Vietnamese Kitchen

What’s the one thing you should know this week?

It’s actually two things: Piper’s Pub now has online ordering. And for those of you looking to plan your MLK Day, check out Repair The World Pittsburgh’s schedule of events and volunteer opportunities.


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This interview was conducted by Aadam Soorma in 2019, engineered and edited by Epicast Studios. Header photo credit: Buzzy Torek

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Stephanie has been organizing events since 1998, starting with a series of motorcycle rides through the Arizona desert to support her father’s business. She’s probably crossed your name off a presale ticket list or served you a beer somewhere around town.

An undergrad degree in poetry means she has lots of unpractical knowledge about iambic pentameter, while a brief stint as a copy editor for Alternative Press taught her that twenty one pilots is stylized in all lowercase letters.

Wanna throw a party in a vacant parking lot? She’s interested.

At the onset of COVID-19, Stephanie took on the role of podcast producer for The Slaw. She’s pretty familiar with a microphone, thanks to that aforementioned poetry degree, and she’s got the wherewithal to ask Epicast Studios for help. She listens to too many true crime podcasts, and currently records from her bedroom.

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