Serviceable banh mi are few and far between in the South Bay, which is why when we find ourselves on Torrance Blvd. we always pull over for Little Shop of Mary, a cute takeout spot with a bright yellow awning. The sandwiches here — served on fluffy baguettes with a nice chewy crust — are mostly traditional with some fusion opinions mixed in. Fillings include sesame beef, lemongrass chicken, and our personal obsession, the juicy slow-roasted pork. Topped with pickled red onions, roasted jalapeños, and a smear of garlic mayo, the flavors taste Cuban as much as they do Vietnamese. Make you grab a Viet coffee with sea salt cream on the way out.