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Review

Saigon Sandwich

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Can restaurants travel through time? Assuming the answer is no, we’re having trouble understanding how Saigon Sandwich is possible.

At this Vietnamese restaurant, $4 gets you hearty banh mi, stuffed with delicious meat, veggies, and jalapeño. Saigon Sandwich seems transported from your grandaddy’s era, when a dime got you a double feature at the drive-in theatre. $4 barely buys you a decent scoop of ice cream in this town, and yet we always walk away satiated after consuming these banh-masterpieces.

That goofy pun is wholly justified, because the sandwiches are f*cking delicious. You know how everyone always says “you can’t go wrong with anything there,” but you know in your heart-of-hearts that they’re lying, because you can go wrong almost anywhere if you try hard enough? Well, you can’t go wrong with anything here. Because there’s only like five things on the menu. We’re partial to the roast pork, or the combination with pork and pâté. But you might as well throw darts at the menu. You’ll win.

Food Rundown

Roast Chicken Banh Mi

A solid option. Well-seasoned chicken never hurt anybody, and you’ll maybe feel a little better about getting back to work after lunch.

Roast Pork Banh Mi

Our favorite. If you can roll with pork, you should. Not particularly fatty and in perfect balance with the vegetables around it (as all the sandwiches are).

“Fancy Meatball” Banh Mi

The meatballs add a bit of fat to the standard pork game, and, let’s be real, aren’t we all craving a little more fat in our lives?

Combination Banh Mi

The awesomeness of the pork with the added bonus of a helping of funky pâté. If you like a little offal game, you’ll love this.

Taro Dessert Pudding

If you’re still hungry, go for the purple pudding. It’s also inexpensive and will introduce you to Saigon Sandwich’s great selection of Vietnamese desserts.

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