Located in Reseda, Valley Sandwiches is a tiny, order-at-the-register sandwich shop that only makes banh mi–-but there are 18 different kinds on the menu. If it’s your first time, go for the #1 bánh mì dac biet, a salty and savory masterpiece that comes with both rolled and cured pork, ham, pate, and mayo—all on an airy baguette that slowly absorbs the flavors as you eat. That said, our favorite sandwich is one that’s not listed on the menu:the fish ball banh mi. Filled with plump, slightly sweet fish balls and a heavy helping of dill, it’s a simple, fragrant sandwich that’s light enough to eat two of before heading back to your car. And yes, we know from experience.
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