Local Digs: 2 Asian Brothers

Roine Dryer Michaels, writer

As students, we are always on the lookout for carryout and delivery spots that are healthy and cheap.

Ba’nh Mi Sandwiches come on a French baguette. BBQ pork is the most often requested addition with standard daikon, carrots, cilantro, pate and mayo.  Recently I checked out 2 Asian Brothers for their affordability and found that their number one selling dish starts at only $5.50 for a filling meal.

This is a self-serve restaurant, which means the majority of your money goes into what you eat!

For those looking for a hot, big bowl of goodness, try the Street Noodles with beef. It hails from the streets of Saigon, Vietnam. This dish is a regular for those on the go. They are noodles similar to Lo Mein, but flavored with the 2 Asian Brothers wing sauce and served up with your choice of meats and veggies. This bowl of yumminess will leave your tummy completely satisfied.  

The Asian Wings are the best, taste wise and price. The unique teriyaki style sauce and breading are not your average everyday flavor. The texture is somewhat crunchy despite the generous amount of sauce. For $8 bucks you get 8 wings and a bowl of homemade chicken noodle or veggie soup. If you’re not into soup, you have an option of their flavorful fried rice. Don’t forget to order bubble tea with tapioca to compliment your meal.

The 2 Asian Brothers opened back in 2011. Interestingly, the establishment is the product of two friends and not two brothers. One Vietnamese and the other Indian, they were both working in the technology field when they became inspired to serve others through the idea of amazing food and business. Check out their community info board next to the Ba’nh Mi sandwich diagram on the chalkboard.

2 Asian Brothers is located at 3222 W. Foster Ave. and offers carryout and delivery. They offer a student discount on weekend evenings. The flow of customers is constant, but the wait is surprisingly quite short for both eat-in and delivery. Wi-Fi is free, and there are plenty of seats. Come on in and try them out soon. Make sure to mention that you are a student at NEIU.